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Carolyn Eloise Callendar

November 18, 1924 ~ April 10, 2022 (age 97)


May the road rise to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face. And rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.

Carolyn Callendar, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, teacher and lifelong student, passed away peacefully at the age of 97 on April 10th.  Carolyn was born in Zanesville, Ohio to Frank and E. Ethyl (Cox) Dietz. She is pre-deceased by her husband of 54 years, Howard, brother Fred Dietz, and sister Florence (Dietz) Longshore.  Carolyn graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University. She began her 38 year teaching career in Fostoria, Ohio where she met and married Howard after he returned from service after WWII. Carolyn and Howard soon welcomed two children, Kelly (Linda) Callendar, and Christine (Patrick) Nolan. The family moved to Michigan after starting their family, where Carolyn taught high school English and various other classes. Carolyn taught in both the Grass Lake and Northwest School Systems, retiring  from Northwest Schools in 1988. After retirement, Carolyn and Howard moved to Jekyll Island, Georgia where they enjoyed many happy years entertaining friends and family.

Carolyn loved reading, travel, cooking fabulous meals, gardening, decorating for holidays, playing bridge with her friends, and enjoying her six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She was a member of AAUW, three different bridge groups, and two book clubs.  Carolyn will be greatly missed by friends and family for her love, friendship, hospitality, kindness, generosity, and wry sense of humor. A private family memorial service will be held in her honor.  The family would like to thank Dr. Jones, his staff, and the Allegiance Health Hospice Home for the excellent care Carolyn received during her final days. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Allegiance Health Hospice Home.

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