Tue. Jun 6th, 2023


Carolyn Hayward, of Lake Odessa, Michigan went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 in Charlotte, MI. Carolyn was born on October 10, 1945 in Lansing to Ernest and Audrey Guile. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and wife. Carolyn was very active in her Church Sunfield United Brethren, where she helped plan and organize funerals, weddings and baptisms. Vacation Bible school was also one of her favorite things to help organize. When at home Carolyn loved to flower garden, having worked for a time at Terpstra Greenhouse. Her other hobbies included crafting, hunting and fishing.

Carolyn will be forever cherished by: her husband Arthur P Hayward, children; Terri (Rick) Withrow, Tina (Dan) Figgens, Brandy (Kelly) Norton, and Christina (Ben) Hayward-Snow, Kelly (Paula) Brown, 15 Grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, sister Connie (Rick) Payne, along with many nieces and nephews, and friends.

She was preceded in death by: her parents, many siblings, and son Arthur Hayward III.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place, and a memorial service to Celebrate her life is planned for Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 1pm at Koops Funeral Chapel in Lake Odessa.

Donation to Eaton County Health and Rehab Activity Fund in Carolyn’s name would be appreciated.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.koopsfc.com for the Hayward family.