Carol Jane (Thake) Bulson, 77

Carol Jane (Thake) Bulson born Oct. 5, 1941, died peacefully on May 4, 2019, with her loving husband and family at her side. 

Carol is survived by her husband of 56 years, Donald Bulson; children, Nancy and Kip Kauffman of Holland, son Andy and Laurie Bulson of Inverness, Ill.; and eight grandchildren, Sierra and Logan Bulson, Benjamin, William, and Hillary Kauff-man, Drew, Maddy, and Jack Bulson; and one great-granddaughter Everleigh Bulson. Carol is also sur-vived by her loving sister Barb McGee and her hus-band Don. 

She was preceded in death by her son Theodore (Ted) Bulson; brothers, Robert, Johnny, and Jerry Thake; and her parents, William and Minnie Thake.

A life-long resident of Hol-land and Saugatuck, Carol graduated from Saugatuck High School in 1960. In ad-dition to raising her three children, Carol worked as a teacher’s aide for the Hol-land Public Schools before retiring in 2005. She was also active in various com-munity organizations and was a member of Commu-nity Church of Douglas.

A creative and resilient woman with a great sense of humor, Carol enjoyed draw-ing and painting, entertaining family and friends, and was always an advocate for those in need.

Carol loved gardening and flowers, but especially those that were pink, her favorite color.

In spite of Carol’s coura-geous battle with a progres-sive illness, her tenacious spirit and her faith never faltered. The family would like to thank the staff at Resthaven for their loving care.

Funeral services will be Friday, May 10, at 10 a.m. at Community Church of Douglas, 6874 Wiley Road, in Fennville. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Saugatuck. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 9, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Lake-shore Memorial Services, 11939 James St., in Holland. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Resthaven Care Center or  Hospice of Holland.  

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