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Carolyn Hollomon Ames

Carolyn Kay Hollomon Ames

November 25th, 1946 - November 16th, 2021

Carolyn's Obituary

Carolyn Shearer Hollomon Ames passed away Tuesday, November 16 at the age of 74. Carolyn was born November 25, 1946 to Charles and Virginia (Abraham) Shearer.

She grew up in south St Joe and attended St Joe schools and received her BA degree from WMU in 1967. Carolyn married David Hollomon and they had one son, Joseph Hollomon. Carolyn always knew Joe to be the best part of her life. In 1977, she married Don Ames and gained a wonderful additional family, Don's grown children Bruce, Esther and Audrey. Carolyn was a social worker with the Department of Social Services (now the DHS) for 32 years and retired in 2002. She truly valued her friends and family. She liked staying connected with friends at coffee, organizing potlucks at Lions Park Beach, Friday night out and shopping. She loved traveling and always wanted to return to London. Gambling in Las Vegas, Connecticut and Monaco were a good reason to travel. She liked to garden, even though every year the deer would eat her hostas and tulips.

Carolyn is survived by her son, Joe from Grand Rapids; her step children, Bruce (Kathy) Ames of Mesa, AZ, and Esther Ames of Tucson, AZ; her sister-in-law, Dolores Shearer of Stevensville; her sister-in-law, Delores Peapples of Surmnerville, SC; and several wonderful nieces, nephews and step grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Don Ames; her stepdaughter, Audrey; her brother, Charles; her nephew, David, and her brother-in-law, Gail Peapples.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to an American Legion program such as Boys State, Girls, State, or Student Trooper, or find a local American Legion post near you to donate to.

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