Carolyn Micham, 83, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend to everyone she met, passed away peacefully on November 16, 2021, at the Ebeid Hospice Residence in Sylvania where they treated her like the queen that she was. She called everyone in the family her “sweet peas” and she was always there to help in all their many projects, businesses and vacation spots. Her favorite place was Maui and spending time at the Dallas family UP cabin in Michigan. The annual event will just not be the same without her. She was at every family gathering, holiday and downtown Sylvania event, and each week looked forward to our Wednesday wine tasting. Her family and friends were everything to her.
With her parents she lived on Palmwood, and then they moved to Balkan Place, both in the Toledo, where she graduated from Devilbiss High School in 1956, acquiring life-long friends along the way. She was married in August of 1956 to Charles V. Sullins and had five children. They were divorced in 1972 and she raised her five kids single-handedly, working full-time, and living on a shoe-string budget; teaching them each to be responsible and independent people. In December of 1979 she married Melvin W. Micham, and was married to him at the time of her death. This marriage brought in two more daughters and another son for Carolyn to love. In 1988 Carolyn and Mel built a beautiful log cabin in Sylvania where they were living at the time of her death. She will be missed by all that knew her, especially her family, who loved her so dearly. She even had neighbors that adopted her as their grandma too. Her love was endless. If you didn’t have a grandma, she would fill in.
Carolyn had a long working career which included positions with: The Sterling Milk Co., James Fazekas Law Offices; Fell & Fell Law Offices; City of Toledo; and Workers’ Comp. Management. She finished out her career at Promedica Flower Hospital as an Employee Rep., retiring in 2008.
Carolyn is survived by her husband, Melvin W. Micham; children from a previous marriage, Bart (Julie) Sullins; and Bret (Beth Kerekes) Sullins; daughters, Jill (Mark) Dallas; Gayleen (Sam) Gindy; and Amy (Robert) Verhelst, all of Sylvania. Step-son, Melvin “Mic” (Allison) Micham of Sylvania; Step-daughters, Kimberli Borer of Roanoak, Texas; and Michelle (Don) Pohl, of Sylvania. Bootsie, their dog, will miss her so much. Her 19 grandchildren include: Pen (Marsha) Dallas; Nick (Melissa) Dallas; Andrew (Nancy) Dallas; Allan (Audrey) Gindy; Samantha (Collin) Ayres; Sara (Tyler) Martin; Laura Sullins; Ryan Verhelst; Lauren Verhelst; Charley Sullins; Jack Sullins; Carly Borer; Corey Borer; Catie Borer; Cameron Schuette; Cole Schuette; Keely Pohl; Jacob Micham; and Lauren Micham, as well as nine great-grandchildren, (and another on the way), who all loved her dearly. Carolyn also had nieces and nephews who she loved and talked about often.
She was preceded in death by her parents Clarence and Minnetta Mae (Hollers) Daler; brother, Frederick Daler; sister, Deborah Burmeister.
It was her wish that only her immediate family gather for a private memorial service, even though she loved everyone she met, and would have cooked for all of you if she were still here. Those wishing to offer memorials are asked to consider her favorite church: Church 3 Twenty One in Sylvania. Online condolences to reebfuneralhome.com
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