Carmen Elaine (Ward) Leese, 82 of Wolverine, passed away on Monday, January 11, 2021 at Boulder Park Terrace in Charlevoix after a long illness.
Carmen was born on July 17, 1938 on Five Mile Creek near Harbor Springs. Her parents were Carlton and Janet (Garver) Ward, both of whom preceded her in death. She grew up in Harbor Springs and graduated from Harbor Springs High School.
She lived her adult life in Wolverine where, for several years, she volunteered at Wolverine Community Schools.
Carmen enjoyed spending time with her family, watching television and cheeseburgers.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Gary Ward; her grandson, Nicholas Leese; and her son-in-law, Ronald Mattson.
She is survived by her three children, Jerri Mattson (Rick McNamara) and Aaron Leese of Wolverine and Darin Leese (Frank Vandervort) of Ypsilanti; three grandchildren, Amanda Mattson, Ashley Leese and Chance Leese, three great granddaughters and her sister, Greta Moyer.
In keeping with her wishes, her family will remember her privately. Those who wish are asked to consider memorial contributions in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Association.