October 3, 1933 - February 20, 2021
RIGA – Carole Mae Brown, 87, of Riga, died Saturday evening, February 20, 2021, at Promedica Toledo Hospital. Born October 3, 1933, in Denver, Colorado, she was the daughter of Frank Russell and Claudine G. (Pederson) Linberg. Carole grew up in Denver, where she was a member of the high school swim team. After high school, while living in Denver, Carole met Paul T. Brown. They were married on November 17, 1951 and began their journey together, eventually settling to Riga in 1980. Paul preceded Carole in death in June 2017. Carole lived life putting God and family first. She was a homemaker and proudly cared for her children and home. In her spare time, she enjoyed sewing, crocheting, painting, and playing the piano. She is survived by her children, Victoria (Rick) Elwell of York, PA, Deborah (Keith) Allion of Margate, FL, Wayne Brown of Riga, MI, and Sarah (James) Dye of Atlanta, GA; 10 grandchildren, Joshua Elwell, Richard Elwell, Jr., Melissa Spence, Linnea Elwell, Rebecca Wickham, Benjamin Allion, Cassandra Jordan, Wayne Brown, Jr., Paul Brown, and Faith Dye; 15 great-grandchildren, Gabriel, Aiden, Ian, Dakota Flora, Euressa, Liam, Jacob, Rachel, Hannah, Caleb, Grace, Deauna, Alex, Kurtis, and Annabelle; and great-great-grandson, Percy Dunklebarger. In addition to her husband of over 65 years, Carole was preceded in death by her parents; siblings Merle Linberg and Colleen Kolquist; and great-grandson Anthony Cortez. Visitation for Carole will take place on Friday, February 26, 2021 from 3-6 p.m. at Wagley Funeral Home, Tagsold Chapel, Blissfield. Following the Governor’s executive order, all attendees are required to wear a proper face covering, with the exception of those under the age of five years old or those who cannot medically tolerate. Per Carole’s request, cremation will follow. Carole’s ashes will be interred next to her beloved husband in Riga Cemetery in the Summer of 2021. The family suggest memorial contributions to honor Carole be made to Donor’s choice. Online memories and condolences may be shared at www.WagleyFuneralHomes.com.
RIGA – Carole Mae Brown, 87, of Riga, died Saturday evening, February 20, 2021, at Promedica Toledo Hospital. Born October 3, 1933, in Denver, Colorado, she was the daughter of Frank Russell and Claudine G. (Pederson) Linberg. Carole... View Obituary & Service Information
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