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Carroll Thomson Service Information

December 16, 2014
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Dear Gruppe Members, John (Jason) Thomson Jr. just sent me this note:

Sebastian—

Carroll passed away peacefully tonight (December 15th 2014) at Angela Hospice in Livonia, at the age of 72.  Carroll was a very early member of 356 Registry (Vic would have to confirm if they were charter members); I’m sure they were charter members of MCG.  Carroll did all kinds of things in life, but relevant to the group, she completed Waterford driving school in the Speedster, did timing and scoring and crew duties for years, and owned the 1961 Karmann Coupe (happily still in the family) and a C Coupe (hopefully happy in someone else’s family…).
Visitation and services information is below.
Jason Thomson

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Thomson, Carroll 10/11/1942 – 12/15/2014 Ann Arbor Carroll Jo (Lanzen) Thomson, 72, of Ann Arbor, MI died peacefully at Angela Hospice on December 15, 2014. Carroll was born October 11, 1942, in Detroit, MI to Joseph and Dorothy (Slaughter) Lanzen. She married John Thomson in 1976. Carroll is survived by sons Bryan (Shawn) Young of Petoskey, MI; John (Diane) Thomson of Dexter, MI; daughters Debbi Spencer of Westland, MI; Aimee (Steve) Gassman of Colorado Springs, CO; sisters Sherry (Dave) Arnold of San Francisco, CA; Laurie (Dan) Harris of Pleasant Ridge, MI; brother Terry (Cindy) Lanzen of Troy, MI; grandaughters Samantha, Ashley, Jordan, Lindsay, Molly, and Katherine. Carroll was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Carroll was employed at Oak Trails Montessori School in Ann Arbor, and owned Carroll’s Corner and Trellis Cafe & Tea Room in northeast Ann Arbor. She was involved with many organizations including the American Red Cross, American Business Women’s Association, the Thurston Players, the First Congregational Church of Ann Arbor, Woman’s National Farm and Garden Association, and Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor. She enjoyed international and domestic travels with extended family and friends, and adored DisneyWorld. She had an unbelievable amount of energy and perserverance throughout her life, and will be missed by all. A memorial service will be held on Friday, December 19, 2014 at 11:00 am at the First Congregational Church of Ann Arbor, 608 E. William St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104. There will be visitation on Thursday, December 18, 2014 from 6-8 pm at the Nie Family Funeral Home, 3767 W. Liberty Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Please visit www.niefuneralhomes.com to sign Carroll’s guestbook

Carrol Thomson

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