Carollee J. Pickard
Carollee Joan (Brown) Pickard passed away on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 at Country Pleasures Assisted Living in Traverse City, where she was cared for by loving staff. She was born on June 22, 1934 to Elda I. and Dwight Brown in Elk Rapids.
Some of her favorite things were her faith, dancing, animals and her family. She was well known for always being late.
Carollee cared for and loved all of her children and found great enjoyment out of telling people she had 10 of them. Her family was her pride and joy. A people person, she had the biggest heart and was very giving. She loved cooking and loved entertaining and having family gatherings. Over the years, she owned several flower shops.
Surviving are her children, Joseph "David" Liggett, Kathy (Neil) Wilgenhof, Gail Finnila, Jeff Liggett, Shelley Davis, Danette Hines, Daniel (Robin) Hines, all of Traverse City and Holly (Todd) Bireley, of Hamilton, Indiana; as well as 24 grandchildren; and 41 great-grandchildren. She also has a sister, Deanna (Charles) VanOstran, of Climax; and a brother, Dwight (Faye) Brown Jr., of Traverse City.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Jack Liggett and Jason Pickard; and two grandchildren, David Nolan and Skylar Florian.
A celebration of life will be planned for Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 2 p.m. at Green Lake Township Memorial Park, Interlochen.
Published on November 20, 2019


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Charles & Paula Taylor
Nov 26, 2019
To Carollee's family, Carollee was one of my best friends and we have kept in touch over the last thirty years.We had a lot of good time in our dancing troop, we were all over Michigan as the Kal Creek Kickers, and even took an award in the Cherry Festival there n Traverse City. We spent a lot of time sewing together and making flower arrangements and our little side adventures we use to go on. My heart goes out to all her family especially to Kathy and Holly. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
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