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Mary E. Carter

October 1, 1962 ~ January 31, 2024 (age 61) 61 Years Old

Mary Carter Obituary

Mary Elaine Carter (Giljum) went to be with the Lord January 31, 2024 in Toledo Hospital surrounded by her family.

Mary was born October 1, 1962 and married her college sweetheart Kurt Carter on September 27, 1986 in Monroe MI. They raised two children, Karen Elaine Carter (34) who married Tyler Akers and together reside in Grove City Ohio, and Michael William Carter (30) who resides in Temperance MI.

Mary loved her family deeply. She saved her husband’s life by researching and finding a world leading physician to successfully treat his cancer. She was his best friend of 38 years. She was always helping and talking with her kids. She loved visiting her nieces and nephews and their families and loved to read the great nieces and nephews stories, play the piano together or play any games they were interested in. She was a committed follower of Jesus and read her bible extensively. She drew strength and wisdom from it and it changed her life as well as those close to her. Although very humble, she set a strong example for how to live and love people.

Mary had a stroke and passed suddenly. She is deeply missed by all who knew her. Mary was preceded in death by her father Frank George Giljum and her mother Shirley June Giljum (Mayes). She is survived by her brother Frank Giljum and his wife Joyce Lenichek of Minneapolis Minnesota; her sister Karen and husband Larry Csokasy of Monroe; her sister Susan and husband David Dick of Temperance Michigan; and brother Stephen Giljum of Bothell Washington.

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