February 22, 2019

Carolyn A. Utley

Died July 25, 2018


Carolyn Ann Utley, 73, of Fairview passed away at her home Wednesday, July 25, 2018.

Carolyn was born in Pontiac on Nov. 28, 1945, to Merlin and Lucille (Priesler) Engel. She married Jerry Utley on Feb. 14, 1966, in Rochester. They moved to Fairview in 2001.

Carolyn was known for her passion for gardening. Her flowers were a showcase and brought joy to all who saw them. She was also an avid morel mushroom picker and loved the thrill of the hunt.

Carolyn is survived by her husband, Jerry of Fairview; her children, Kristie (Johnny) Draper of Fairview, Kerrie (Mohammed Chehabi) Utley of Rochester and Jerry Paul (Carrie) Utley of Waterford; siblings, Gary (Kim) Engel of Atlanta, Margaret (Warren) Keith of Atlanta and Frank Engel of Mio; and 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, all of whom she loved very much.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Joann Melby; and her brother, Jim Engel.

A funeral Mass thanking God for the gift of life that the Lord gave to Carolyn and prayers for the family of the deceased will be held Aug. 11 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Mio, with Father Santiago Hoyumpa officiating. A luncheon will be held at the parish hall immediately following the service. Memorial donations may be directed to Munson Hospice of Grayling.


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