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William Frederick Carbines



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“i understand-love heals” of Ada

PO Box 822, Ada, MI 49301

William “Bill” Frederick Carbines, age 87 of Lowell, passed away at his home on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. He was born in Detroit, MI on February 6, 1935, to William and Dorothy Carbines. He was married to Marcia Behm Carbines for 25 years and has two children, Elise Marie (Carbines) Ripmaster (Colin) and Jeffrey David Carbines (Dawn). The love of his life was his grandchildren, Jacob Charles and Lucas Robert Ripmaster, and Mara Elaine Grace and Ella Felyse Bea Carbines. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Carol Bea; and brother-in-law, Don. He attended Wayne State University. Bill was a buyer for Jacobson’s and Hughes and Hatcher and retired as a lumber trader with Universal Forest Products after 20 years. He was an Eagle Scout 3 Palms, who loved nature, birds, and the outdoors. Bill was a strong supporter of AA as a 25 year member. He also enjoyed watching British television, making walking sticks, and having a good cup of tea especially with his youngest grand-daughter. His favorite travel place was St. Ignace, MI, which will be his final resting place. Bill was very handy with wood, gardening, and any art. His love for succulent plants could put anyone to shame and he enjoyed trips to Fredrick Meijer Gardens. His laughter will be missed and remembered forever. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to “i understand-love heals” of Ada, PO Box 822, Ada, MI 49301.

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