Mary Ann Carrier, born July 30, 1949, went to the Lord on May 8, 2013. Born in Trenton, MI to William O. Decker and Mary E. Cubitt. She grew up in Kalamazoo, MI, attended school in Kalamazoo and Vicksburg. She was married to Dale Brown from 1967 to 1971, then married Richard Carrier and lived in Galesburg, MI for 14 years, then moved to Scotts, MI for 20 years and Vicksburg, MI for five years prior to moving to Jacksonville, FL. She is survived by husband, Richard Sr.; her three sons, Richard, Jr., Darin and Justin. She was preceded in death by her only daughter, Dawn, in 2004. Her brothers and sisters are William O. and Laura Decker of Lawton, Roy E. and Dolly Decker of Mendon, Shirley A. Cole of Portage, Carl Decker of Three Rivers, Vern Cheek of Kalamazoo, and Julie Wheat; many cousins, an uncle, and dozens of friends. We all loved her! Funeral arrangements under the care of Hardage-Giddens Town & Country Funeral Home, 7242 Normandy Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32205 (904) 781-9262. A visitation service will be held on Monday, May 13, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 PM in the chapel. Cremation will follow at a later date.
Published in Kalamazoo Gazette on May 12, 2013
My dear friend, MaryAnn Decker Carrier passed away May 8th in Jacksonville, Florida where she was living with her husband, Dick. I will miss you, MaryAnn. I have many fond memories from our childhood and through the years as we raised our families. Please check the Kalamazoo Gazette on Sunday for the obituary. Services will be held in Jacksonville on Monday evening. – Marie Smead Leiss