Stanton, Carol

Carol Elizabeth Stanton, age 74, of Gaylord Michigan passed away on Friday April 6, 2018.

Carol was born November 13, 1943, in Michigan to Harold and Edna Dazey.  She grew up in the Grand Haven, Muskegon, area and graduated from High School on June 3 in 1983.

On December 17, 1960 Carol married Jim Stanton in Thompsonville where they lived many years before moving to Gaylord.

Carol and Jim had three children, James, Janice, and David.  Beside being a full-time homemaker, Carol made vinyl records for a company in Owosso, before becoming a full time cook and aid for an Adult Foster home. Her last job before retiring was working as a sales clerk for Rite Aid.

Carol had a knack for art, anything from ceramic pottery, to crocheting.  During the Christmas season she loved staying up late with her daughter, baking and preparing all the food for the family.   The winter season was a time for her and her family to indulge in their passion for snowmobiles.

Carol was predeceased in death by her husband on March 3, 2006.  She is survived by her children; James (Lorene) Stanton Jr, Janice Stanton, and David Stanton.  Grandchildren; Amanda Stanton, Katherine (Zach) Moore, Andrew Stanton, William (Lura) Dover, Dustin Dover, and numerous great grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled for Wednesday April 11, from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Service with a celebration of life beginning at 6:00 PM

A graveside service will be held later this year in July.


  1. Linda Raymond April 7, 2018 at 4:29 pm - Reply

    To Carol’s family, Carol was a good friend and we remained in contact after we left Rite Aid. She will be missed. Linda Raymond

  2. AnneMarie April 8, 2018 at 3:18 am - Reply

    It was a pleasure to know and care for such a beautiful soul over the years. Carol will be so greatly missed.

  3. Brad Bush April 8, 2018 at 1:03 pm - Reply

    I never had the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Stanton but I am very fortunate to be a close friend of Janice and Amanda. Sending all the love in the world from your Cactus Jack’s family.

  4. Winde April 8, 2018 at 7:10 pm - Reply

    Oh sweet Carol, we had so much fun years ago working at McDonalds! Rest easy my friend. Hugs to your family.

  5. Mary Sawicki Freeman April 8, 2018 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    Sleep with the Angels, Miss Carol ….rest in peace …

  6. Kelly Haskill April 9, 2018 at 11:49 am - Reply

    Dave, so sorry to hear about your moms passing. She was a great lady and will be greatly missed. (Kelly formerly from Gaylord Family Practice).

  7. Kerry Auten April 9, 2018 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    Carol was always a sweet woman to me and the office staff. She spoke her mind I was told, but we always saw the good side of her. She wanted to always look nice, over the years I would help her order clothing. It was extra special in January when I sat in her room and helped her pick out some items. She loved her skirts and flowers. She will be missed at Wellspring-Fairview! May you be with your Jim now!

  8. heather leaf April 9, 2018 at 10:18 pm - Reply

    What an honor it was to have become friends with Carol. We shared some special moments together. Her smile sure will be missed.

  9. Mike Shryock April 12, 2018 at 6:17 am - Reply

    So sorry for your loss and I only knew Carol through Rite-Aid but we would always talk and she would always help me out and always put a smile on my face,great lady

  10. Frank & Linda Holberton April 14, 2018 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    We learned to know Carol at Wellspring where she shared a table with our family member. After Mom passed, we stayed in touch with Carol…..lots of good talks. She was always aware of what went on with other residents and was encouraging and caring to those around her. She will be missed.

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