Carol Lynn Horton, age 70, of LaBelle, FL, formally of Onaway, MI, passed away peacefully March 2, 2022 in Fort Myers.
She was born Feb. 3, 1952 in Caseville, MI, to the late Mervyn Horton and the late Joyce (Pedler) Cook. Carol grew up in the thumb area of MI working on her family farm. She moved to the Onaway when her parents bought the Charcoal Room in the mid 1960's, where she worked for her family business and got to know many people waitressing at the Restaurant. Carol started working for the UAW Center Black Lake when it first opened in the 1970's and held many service jobs over the years, until retiring from the Accounting Department. After retirement Carol lived outside of Onaway and enjoyed her home on Stoney Creek Highway, her yard, her horses, and many adopted pets over the years. Carol recently followed a lifetime dream to move to Florida. She enjoyed remodeling her new home, time in her yard, the sunshine, and spending time with friends. Carol was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and good friend to many.
Carol leaves behind her daughter; Rena Rygwelski of Hudsonville, MI, her granddaughter; Rachel Johnson, of Hudsonville, MI, two sisters; Linda Horton and Marlene Horton, both of Onaway MI and many extended family members and friends.
Cemation arrangements are being handled by Akin-Davis Funeral Home – LaBelle. A memorial for Carol will be planned in the near future in Onaway, MI. In memory of Carol, friends and family may donate to the Cheboygan County Humane Society 1536 Hackleburg Rd. Cheboygan, MI 49721 or website: cheboyganhumanesociety.org in her name, as Carol’s love for animals will always be remembered.