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Rev. Carol Lynn J. Bourns

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Rev.  Carol Lynn J. Bourns Obituary
Bourns, Rev. Carol Lynn J. Rev. Carol Lynn J. Bourns, age 75 of Clare, passed away February 4, 2018 at Medilodge of Mt. Pleasant. Carol Lynn was born in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of the late Edwin Dean and Mable Jean (Oettinger) Phillips. After graduating from South Lyon High in 1960 she married David E. Bourns on September 3. They were married for 54 years and together they raised their 3 children on the family farm. Carol Lynn's passions included crafts, music, cooking, and camping. She also loved to travel and worked as a tour escort for the Phillips Travel Agency. In 1986 Carol Lynn decided to pursue a degree at CMU and during this time she was diagnosed with her first brain tumor. She went on to earn her Master's Degree in Ministry at Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary and became an ordained Minister in 1992. Due to her declining health she was unable to continue to serve in this capacity, yet she never lost her desire to serve the Lord. Carol Lynn is survived by her children Pamela (Peter) Stirn, David Edward (Amy) Bourns, Jr. and Hope (Jai) Iserhoth; brother Dallas (Gretchen) Phillips; sister-in-law Susie Phillips; brother-in-law Richard (Carol) Bourns; sister-in-law Nancy Granger; 8 grandchildren Erica (Ryan) Andrews, Zachery and Zoe Stirn, Alexander and Taylor Bourns, Landon, Mason, and Carson Iserhoth; 2 great grandchildren Eva and A.J. Andrews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dave, brother Ed, and brother-in-law Don. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 9, 2018 from 4 to 8 P.M. at the Farwell Chapel of Stephenson-Wyman Funeral Home. A Memorial Service will take place on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 11 A.M. at the Farwell United Methodist Church with Pastor Martin Cobb officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army. On-line condolences may be left at www.stephenson-wyman.com
Published in Morning Sun on Feb. 7, 2018
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