Rachel Cary

Rachel Cary

Rachel J. “Grandma Buddy” Cary of Otsego, Michigan passed away Monday, November 26, 2012 in Kalamazoo. Mrs. Cary was born December 10, 1929 in South Haven to Orlo and Melba (Dunfield) Fletcher. For 30 years she was employed as a rural mail carrier with the U.S. Post Office and had also driven school bus for the Otsego Public Schools for several years. Rachel was an avid golfer and had made two holes in one. She also enjoyed fishing, hunting and visits to the casino. She was a life member of the V.F.W. Post #3030 Ladies Auxiliary.

On June 18, 1948 in Otsego she married Ronald “Nick” Cary, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters and a son, Judy (Chuck) Moore of Otsego, June (Fred) Haddix of Pine Lake and Jim (Tina) Cary of Shelp Lake; 13 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Paul “Pete” (Bunny) Cary; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, George Fletcher.

Cremation has taken place. A celebration of her life will be held at V.F.W. Post #3030, Otsego from 1:00 to 3:00pm on Saturday, December 8, 2012. Burial of ashes will take place at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego.

Contributions in memory of Rachel may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice or VFW Post #3030 Ladies Auxiliary.

Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com

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  1. Sherry Wiltshire says:

    Very sorry for your loss.

  2. Tim and Marcia Quigley says:

    Rest in Peace dear Rachel! We love you and your family very much! You are now a very special Angel in Heaven watching over us!

  3. Bob and Jo Chamberlin says:

    Please accept our sincere thoughts and prayers in the loss of Rachel. Prairiewood will never be the same without her!

  4. So sorry to hear about your Mom Judy. My folks enjoyed golfing down south with your Mom and Dad. It was one of the things they really looked forward to. Your Mom was a fun lady, she will be missed!

  5. Colleen (Kelsey) Ziemer says:

    Jim and June, I’m so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  6. Lee and Diane Boysen says:

    Jim, June and families, We are very sorry for your loss. Your mother was so much fun to be around. We will remember her fondly. Sending up prayers for all of you.

  7. Barb & Gary Michaels says:

    Judy, Jim & June,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult times. Your mom was a special lady; she lived life to the fullest! Our families were honored to know her.

    Gary & Barb

  8. Rick Motter says:

    Judy, so sorry for your loss.

  9. Shannon & Jason Phillips says:

    So sorry for your loss! We will miss seeing her across the street and I will especially miss her emails. She always had me laughing and shaking my head at her funny forwards! 🙂 We are so glad to have met her and had her as our neighbor. Sorry to see her go, but God only takes the BEST and she was one of them!

  10. Pat Filkins says:

    Judy, June and Jim and families… I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. She was so much fun to be around. May God help you thru this difficult time.

  11. Emily Mills says:

    Even though it was expected (sadly), I’m heartbroken to hear about Rach. Our folks have been friends for so many years, it’s like losing one of the family. I’ll miss the stories about Mom and Dad going to the house for yet another computer issue she needed help with or just enjoying their frequent fish frys.
    As a child I loved going to visit ” Nick and Rach” because there would always be laughing and having a good time,

    Please know I’m thinking of you all with love and mental hugs.


  12. Agnes Schmitt Vanarsdal says:

    Judy, June and Jim, my very deepest sympathy. I have not seen your mother for quite some time. I remember her as our mail lady, at the farm. May God’s grace be each of you and your families in the days to come. Sending hugs and love your way.

  13. Dick and Joyce Mills says:

    Nick, Judy, June and Jim.
    You’ll never know how much we love all of you. And how much we loved Rach.. She was always so much fun to be with and just be around. She was a true friend and we will miss her immensely.
    We’re thinking of all of you at this time of sorrow.
    Dick & Joyce

  14. Dwight & Roxie Fargo says:

    NIck & family~ So sorry at the loss of Rachel.. We really enjoyed getting to know her. She always made me laugh & I will miss her sense of humor & her saying “now this one better be a winner” everytime she bought a keno ticket. Then would put it in her shirt pocket, smile & walk away.

  15. Pat and J.D. Farmer says:

    One of the lights in this world has just gone out, and it is our loss.
    Rachel was always so pleasant to be around, and to know. She will truly be missed. God bless all of you. Pat and J.D.

  16. Bea @ Bev Gauthier says:

    you have our sympathy

  17. Dorijs Schuiteboer says:

    you have my sympthy

  18. Joan Walters says:

    Judy, Jim and June

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. She was always so full of fun. My thoughts and prayers go out to you.


  19. Marvin and Vida Champion says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Rachel passing away. Our winter home in Arizona will never be as much fun without Rachel. We were lucky to have her for our next door neighbor there for 13 years. She always was so much fun and the people at the RV park are all going to miss her a lot. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ron and his family.

  20. Randy Dunfield says:

    I was saddened to learn Aunt Rachel passed away. I think back to all the great memories I had as a kid growing up and the fun we had when our parents and us kids all got together. The many times down at the creek netting suckers, the homemade root beer, and being towed behind the jeep on the old coke sign in the winter and so much more. Aunt Rachel always had time for us kids despite her busy schedule. She was loved and will be greatly missed, my prayers go out to Uncle Nick, Judy, June, and Jim and their families in dealing with their loss.

  21. Colleene (Dunfield) Lord and Stan says:

    Nick and Family – Our sincere sympathies go out to all of you on the loss of Rachel. The fun we had when our families got together will be a part of our treasured memories. Rachel will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

  22. Lorena Dunfield says:

    My heart goes out to all the family.
    there are many great memories for all who knew her. She will greatly missed by all who knew her. God Bless Nick, June . Judy and Jim and the whole family.

  23. Anne Haskins says:

    Nick, Jim, June and Judy: I was so sorry to hear about Rachel. She helped us out a lot during our quest of the family tree. I am so glad to have gotten time to spend with her, talking about all the ancestors.I know she’ll be missed. Mom sends her regrets also. Anne Bullock Haskins and Margaret Cross Bullock.

  24. Pat Switzenberg says:

    I am so sorry for your loss my heart goes out to all of you. We will always have many wonderful memories of the many fun times together.
    Pat, Joe and Debbie

  25. Wendy Stafford says:

    Nick, Judy, Jim and June – Aunt Rachel was one of the strong elements in my life that made it very difficult to understand where family ended and neighbors began. She is a treasured memory of my neighborhood family, and will be missed. I will always be grateful for her laughter and warmth. She always had time to make me feel valued, no matter how busy her day was. May God wrap all of you in His comfort and carry you through this sad time.

  26. Leslie Langeance says:

    My condolences and prayers to your families.

  27. Carol Seekman says:

    Your Mom was a very special lady, and one who did not like snakes. Dan would tease her and say he had one for her. I recall her telling of sewing a western style shirt after her kids said she couldn,t make one.

    My prayaers and thoughts are with you and know the Father will give you comfot.

  28. Sam & Carolyn Largent says:

    Jim and family we were so sorry to hear about your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

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