Carolyn Kay Bacon
The Lord sent down His angels to bring His daughter, Carolyn K. Bacon, 78, of Edenville Twp., home to be with Him in heaven on September 15, 2021.
Carolyn was born July 6, 1943 in Toledo, OH to Stanley A. and Donna K. (Smith) Raymond. While just a baby, she moved with her parents and older brother, Woody, to Midland, Michigan, where her younger brother, Frankie, was born. In 1950 her family moved to Sanford where she grew up. She attended schools in Sanford and Midland. Carolyn returned to school in 1986 graduated from Meridian Adult Education program. She received a scholarship to Delta College and graduated from there in 1990. She worked in the 1987 Building at Dow Chemical Co. for several years and then became the office manager for Midland County Habitat for Humanity from 1997 until her retirement in 2005. She dearly loved her position there and the people she worked with. Carolyn was an avid fan of the Detroit Tigers and Lions (winning or losing). She was known for her spaghetti sauce, taco salad and “pink stuff”. She loved to sit in her rocking chair and watch the birds and wild critters that came into the back yard.
Carolyn married Richard D. (Dick) Bacon on June 22, 1963 at the Sanford United Methodist Church. They moved to Edenville in 1964 where they still reside. She was a long-time member of the Edenville United Methodist Church where she was Treasurer for several years, a member of the choir, a trustee, a member of the Staff Parish Committee and a member of the Emmaus Community. She was very proud of her “little church on the hill”. She very proudly served as a Delegate to the Detroit Annual Conference at Adrian College for 11 years. She was a member of the Hope/Edenville United Methodist Women where she held office of Treasurer, Vice President and President. She had been a member of the Midland Genealogical Society and a delegate who went to Lansing to represent our Society. She loved to decorate cakes for family and friends. Her last one was her eldest son’s wedding cake. Although she helped the Edenville Fire Department since she and Dick were married, Carolyn joined the fire department in 1994 as a Medical First Responder and was their secretary for several years. She received the Edenville Fire Department’s “Firefighter of the Year Award” in 2003. She was founder and life member of the Edenville Firemen’s Auxiliary where she held offices of President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and Historian. She was secretary for the Midland County Fire Chief’s Association for several years. Carolyn had coached junior bowling for 8 years at Northern Lanes in Sanford, and kept score for Dick’s slow pitch softball teams for many years. She had also been Deputy Clerk for Edenville Township for several years and caretaker of the Lafayette Swanton Memorial Center in Edenville for many years.
Surviving her besides her loving husband of 58 years, are sons, John S. & Tammie K. Bacon of Sanford (Edenville Township) and Kenneth L. & Lisa L. Bacon of Bay City, Texas. She also leaves behind her grandchildren, Lishelle (Shelle) Bertussi, Shawn (Taylor) Bacon, Kelly (Lucas) Smith and Joshua Bacon, all of which she was so very proud of. She attended as many events that they were involved in as she could. Also surviving is her brother, Woodrow J. (Woody) & Sharon Raymond of Sanford, sister-in-law, Linda (Jack) Geiger of Beaverton, and many brother and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Stanley A. (4/7/2007) & Donna K. (Smith) Raymond (1/21/2003) and a brother, Franklin E. Raymond (8/1/1980). Also preceding her were two very dear friends, Beatrice Gray and Helen Lewis whom she missed very much. You can bet she is in heaven playing Yahtzee with them.
Funeral service will be held for Carolyn on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 5:00 pm from the Smith-Miner Funeral Home, 2700 W. Wackerly St, Midland, MI with the Pastor Patrick Poag officiating. Carolyn’s family will receive friends and family at the funeral home on Saturday, September 18, 2021 from 4:00 pm until the time of service. Burial will be in the New Edenville Cemetery at a later date.
Those wishing to express their sympathy in her honor may wish to consider the Edenville United Methodist Church, Edenville Fire Department or Midland County Habitat for Humanity.
Please don’t cry for me. I know things are difficult right now, but I am with my Lord and I am not hurting anymore. Be glad for me. Take care of “My Guys & Gals” on the fire department. I love you all.
To my beloved Richard, I love you even in death and I will see you when I see you.”