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Carolyn E. Colburn

March 3, 1926 - March 10, 2017
Muskegon, MI



Thursday, March 16, 2017
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
Seventh Day Adventist Church Muskegon
3040 Evanston
Muskegon, MI 49442


Thursday, March 16, 2017
12:00 PM EDT
Seventh Day Adventist Church Muskegon
3040 Evanston
Muskegon, MI 49442


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

American Cancer Society, W. Michigan Area Service Ctr.
129 Jefferson Avenue SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 364-6121
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American Diabetes Association
P.O. Box 15829
Arlington, VA 22215
(800) 342-2383
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American Epilepsy Society


Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

Chalet Floral
700 W. Hackley Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49441
(231) 755-1805
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Life Story / Obituary


Mrs. Carolyn Eloise Colburn, age 91, passed away Friday, March 10, 2017. She was born in Muskegon, Michigan on March 3, 1926 to Sidney & Eleanor (Liefer) Hamstra and married Clifford Colburn on March 14, 1947. Mrs. Colburn had been employed as a secretary for Muskegon Heights Middle School for years until retiring. Carolyn was a member of Seventh Day Adventist Church Muskegon and enjoyed helping in the church, reading, puzzles, table games, golf, camping, sewing, canning and freezing.


Children, Sandy (Gene) Keirnan, Gordon (Kathy) Colburn, Dennis (Sherry) Colburn, Rande (Helen) Colburn; 13 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; 7 great-great grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Linda Colburn; sisters-in-law, Betty Hamstra & Grace Colburn; many nieces, nephews & cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford in 2016; son, Alan Colburn; great granddaughter, Savannah; sister, Mary (Henry) Kessler & brother, Sydney Hamstra Jr.


Thursday, March 16, 2017, Noon with visitation one hour prior to the service at the Seventh Day Adventist Church Muskegon with Pastor Jason Sliger officiating. Interment in Fruitport Cemetery. MEMORIAL: American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association or American Epilepsy Society.