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Alice Jean “Jean” Marie Carey

February 19, 1931 November 7, 2018
Alice Jean “Jean” Marie Carey
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Alice Jean “Jean” Marie Carey, 87, of Midland, died Wednesday morning, November 7, 2018 at Applewood Assisted Living in Mt. Pleasant.

She was born on February 19, 1931, in Laurium, the daughter of Edward and Olga (Kyrolainen) Willmers.

Jean graduated from Calumet High School. She received her nursing degree from St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing in Hancock, Michigan. On August 30, 1952, she married Robert Carey of Midland. Jean worked at Midland Hospital as an emergency room and pediatrics nurse for a number of years before serving as Director of Nursing at the Provincial House. She retired from nursing and assisted her husband in operating Carey Plumbing and Heating until his retirement. Jean enjoyed being with her family, trying new recipes, gardening, birdwatching, and camping. Before her eyesight failed, she enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and jigsaw puzzles. Jean particularly enjoyed spending winters in Arizona with her husband.

She is survived by her daughter, Roberta “Robbie” Jameson of East Lansing; her sons, Andy (Patricia) Carey of Midland and Alan (Terri) Carey of Midland; her grandchildren, Christina Jameson, Joshua (Erin) Carey, Rachel (Nick) Spears, Tarran (Andrew) Grego and Kara Parsons; as well as her great grandchildren, Paige (Alex) Coldwell, Kelci Carey, Madison Carey, Hunter Carey-Spears, Halle Spears, Savanna Grego, Logan Grego, Michael Gregg and Avery Gregg; and her sister Betty (Ron) Gromaski.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Robert Carey; and her sisters Arbutus Bleise and Helene Tikkanen.

Memorial services will take place at 1:00 p.m., Friday, November 23, 2018, at the Ware-Smith Woolever Funeral Home, 1200 W. Wheeler St, with Chaplain Allison Ellsworth officiating. Visitation for friends and family will take place at the funeral home from 11:00 on Friday until the time of the services.

In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to donate to the Residential Hospice Foundation, Attn: Lois Brooks 5440 Corporate Drive, Ste. 400, Troy, MI 48098 https://www.residentialhealthcaregroup.com/services/hospice/give-back/. If you are unable to visit with the family in person, you may send your condolences through www.waresmithwoolever.com.


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Visitation

Friday

23

Nov

11:00 AM 11/23/2018 11:00:00 AM - 1:00 PM 11/23/2018 1:00:00 PM
Ware-Smith-Woolever Midland Chapel

1200 West Wheeler Street
Midland, MI 48640

Ware-Smith-Woolever Midland Chapel
1200 West Wheeler Street Midland 48640 MI
United States

Service

Friday

23

Nov

1:00 PM 11/23/2018 1:00:00 PM
Ware-Smith-Woolever Midland Chapel

1200 West Wheeler Street
Midland, MI 48640

Ware-Smith-Woolever Midland Chapel
1200 West Wheeler Street Midland 48640 MI
United States

Memorial Contribution

Residential Hospice Foundation, Attn: Lois Brooks

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