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Carol Carr Wood ’63 passed away (Sister of Kathleen Carr Roderer ’73)

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on April 14, 2013

White Lake Beacon

Posted: 4-8-2013
Carol A. Wood
Carol A. Wood

Carol A. Wood


Carol Ann Wood, age 68, of Montague, passed away peacefully on April 6, 2013. She was born in Toledo, Ohio, where she graduated from McAuley High School and was class president. She attended the College of Mount Saint Joseph in Cincinnati, Ohio, and soon after, married Thomas Charles Wood. They moved to the White Lake area where she spent most of her adult life promoting West Michigan Tourism. While living in Whitehall, she worked as the Director of the White Lake Chamber of Commerce, where she initiated the first of many successful Octoberfests. She also volunteered her time to coach the Whitehall Cheerleading and Pom Pom teams. Later, she became the director of the Muskegon County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, Michigan Tourism United and the Marketing Director of the Muskegon Economic Growth Alliance. She was the Director of Sales for the Double JJ Resort, and then finished her career back in the White Lake area as Director of the Chamber of Commerce. She received many awards, but her most prized was the 2010 Lady Laker Award. The purpose of the Lady Laker Award is to recognize individuals who have served in an exceptional manner, especially in mentoring and assisting future leaders in the White Lake area.After her retirement she spent winters in Florida and continued to volunteer her time with the Downtown Development Authority of Montague, the Montague Artisan Market, the Lady Laker Selection Committee and the White Lake Arts Council. She was instrumental in the creation of the 2013 Leadership Why and How Series for Women.

Carol is preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary Elizabeth Carr and her brother, Jack Carr.

Carol is survived by her husband, Tom Wood, two daughters, Wendy (Sal) Briseno and Amy (Frank) Duvall; four grandchildren, Harrison Briseno, Trey Duvall, Alex Duvall, and Jackson Briseno; brother, Kevin (Jane) Carr, and in-laws Paul, James, and Leslie Wood, along with nieces and nephews.

PRAYER SERVICE: Wednesday morning, April 10, 2013, at 10:00 AM, at Clock Funeral Home of White Lake, 413 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall, with Deacon Greg Anderson officiating.

VISITING TIME: Family will receive guests from 5-8 PM, Tuesday, April 9, at the funeral home in Whitehall. A SCRIPTURE SERVICE and EULOGY will be started at 7:00 PM at the funeral home on Tuesday evening.

DONATIONS: Memorial donations may be sent to the White Lake Arts Council in memory of Carol Wood, c/o White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, 124 E. Hanson St., Whitehall, MI 49461.

PRIVATE CONDOLENCES may be sent by visiting

CLOCK Funeral Home of White Lake


Date published: 4-8-2013


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