(Wednesday - March 10, 2021) - Carolyn (Fredrickson) Cody, age 85, passed away on Friday, February 12, at her home.

Carolyn was born on December 28, 1935, in Detroit, daughter of the late Carl and Margaret (Spisak) Fredrickson. She was a graduate of Birmingham High School.

Her parents divorced when she was 11 years old, and she lived with many different family friends the following years, always forever grateful for their kindness. Carolyn's first job was in Cleveland at the age of 15, selling tickets by herself at a downtown movie theatre. Her first purchase was a Brownie Camera which she placed on layaway. Later, she worked for Aluminum Model Toy Co. in Detroit.

Carolyn met her husband, Michigan State Police Trooper, later Lieutenant Commander, Delbert Cody in Detroit, and they married in February of 1955. Transfers moved them around the state to Gaylord, Lansing, Detroit and Iron Mountain. Together they raised two sons, Daniel and William. As a homemaker she did everything; also at the cottage in Lakeview and camp in Crystal Falls. She worked as a florist in Gaylord and Lansing, and as a bank teller in Detroit and Iron Mountain.

After their divorce in 1987, Carolyn started a new life and long career in Florida, first in a new home in Bonita Springs and then in another at Pelican Bay in Naples. There she worked as a teller supervisor at SunTrust Bank for many years until retiring at age 62. She returned to Iron Mountain and built a home near Lake Antoine, where she enjoyed the beach every summer.

Carolyn was modern, independent and forever young. She loved walking the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, taking cruises, homemaking, interior designing, driving her Mustang convertible, dancing, enjoying loud music, casinos, Tucson, Arizona, California, and being creative. No one gift wrapped more beautiful packages than Carolyn. She was a proud progressive and Democrat, and was elected several times as Precinct Delegate, riding in the Fourth of July parades. Above all, Carolyn was fearless.

Carolyn is survived by her oldest son, Daniel, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and two siblings.

Carolyn is preceded in death by her beloved son, William, her former husband, one sibling and her step-brother.

Carolyn specifically requested that all memorial donations be made to the Research Department of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital; 501 St. Jude Place; Memphis, TN 38105 or online at Stjude.org

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The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain with the arrangements.


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