June 20, 1938 - September 17, 2021
Jo Ann (Sarasin) Bolling, age 83, of Carleton, Michigan passed away on Friday, September 17, 2021. Born on June 20, 1938 in Detroit, Michigan, she was the daughter of Clarence and Doris (Maul) Sarasin. On September 1, 1956 she married the love of her life Donnie Ray Bolling in Detroit. Jo Ann found joy in all of nature down to the smallest of creatures often marveling at the complex beauty of a spider web changing her path in order to avoid its destruction. Jo Ann was avid observer of butterflies, dragonflies, wild birds with a special affection for hummingbirds and to this she would provide nourishment for all. She loved plants and flowers of all types from her excessive indoor house plants including trees and terrariums, to her many outdoor flowerbeds. Even flowering weeds were beautiful and accepted with grace kindness and appreciation, Jo Ann loved to read and was a master of puzzles. She would always complete the New York Times crossword puzzle in ink. Jo Ann loved square dancing with Donnie at the Rustic Village Squares in Waltz and designed and made each of their beautiful matching outfits. But before and above nature and all other thing Jo Ann was a wife mother and homemaker. She was Mom to 7 children whom she loved deeply and dearly, she took great pride in caring for her children from providing the structure of laundry day, to the glee of broken cookies on baking day. Her Children had mealtime together at the table; meals were made from scratch often followed by a homemade dessert. Jo Ann was an expert cook and her baked goods were much sought after. Jo Ann met Donnie at 15 and they married when she was 18. They had a wonderful loving marriage complete with sly glances, knowing looks and winks until his passing and although life continued she missed him always. Jo Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Donnie R. Bolling, her Grandson, Travis Bolling father, Clarence Sarasin, mother, Doris Sarasin, and her siblings, Robert, Blackie, Edith, Betty and Ellen. She is survived by her son, David Bolling, son, Daniel (Shirley) Bolling, son, Donald (Deborah) Bolling, daughter, Laura (The late Gary) Smith, daughter, Lisa (David) Tulak, daughter, Lynn (Allen) Joslin, daughter, Lilly Bolling, grandson, Anton Bolling, granddaughter, Holly Molascon, granddaughter, Caitlin Bolling, grandson, Jacob (Vanessa) Smith, grandson, Gary (Rachel) Smith II., granddaughter, Eileen (Morgan) Gettle, granddaughter, Brianna (Dylan) Jobin, granddaughter, Savannah (Andrew) Sokol, grandson, Connor Joslin, Great Granddaughter, Emelia Molascon, Great Granddaughter, Violet Smith, Great Granddaughter, Elerie Smith, Great Grandson, William Smith. A celebration of life will take place on Sunday, October 10, 2021. Contact the family for information. In lieu of flowers please donate to the charity of your choice.
Jo Ann (Sarasin) Bolling, age 83, of Carleton, Michigan passed away on Friday, September 17, 2021. Born on June 20, 1938 in Detroit, Michigan, she was the daughter of Clarence and Doris (Maul) Sarasin. On September 1, 1956 she married the love... View Obituary & Service Information
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