Barbara A. Carlson

  • Born: June 16, 1942
  • Died: September 5, 2021
  • Location: Zeeland, Michigan

Yntema Funeral Home

251 S State St
Zeeland, MI 49464
Tel. (616) 772-2173

Tribute & Message From The Family

Barbara A. Carlson, 79, passed away peacefully, with family at her side on September 5, 2021. She was born June 16, 1942, in Flint, Michigan, the daughter of Thelma M. (Boyd) and Herman P. Woods.

Barbara attended Beecher High School. She enjoyed baking and making special meals for her family, reminiscing with photos and favorite memories, reading scripture verses, and sending cards to her loved ones.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Melvin Woods and sister, Virginia Jacobs. She is survived by her sister, Melba Green (MI) and brother, Henry Woods (OK); her three daughters and their families, Tammy and Dave Kelly (AZ), Natalie Carlson and Doug McCotter (MI), Shelley and Mike Donnelly (MI); her three granddaughters and their families, Lynnae and Gary Stevens (AZ), Caitlin and Stephen Busscher (MI), Allison and Jonathan Logan (NM), Kristin Donnelly and Nate Alfaro (MI); and a grandson, Daniel McCotter and Tonia Steketee (MI). She had two great-grandchildren, Carter and Sutton Stevens (AZ), and many special cousins.

Yntema Funeral Home in Zeeland, Michigan is providing arrangements. A private memorial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, family and friends may make donations to a women's shelter or Hospice organization of their choice.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear family. I just heard about Barb. Thinking and praying for all of you. She was a beautiful, kind woman and instrumental in my receiving Christ as my Savior. May God's blessing & comfort be with you all ❤

Posted by Kathy Phillips - Otter Lake, MI - Friend   October 21, 2021

We love you, Mom. We will sure miss the cards you sent to us because you were the best at remembering birthdays and special occasions. Please know that you were loved! Every time I make chocolate chip cookies, muffins or lasagna, I will be thinking of you. I will miss sending you the family photos you enjoyed receiving so much! We know you are checking on us, reassuring us that it's okay, now that you have no more pain and sorrow and are with Jesus.

Posted by Tammy Kelly - Flagstaff, AZ - Daughter   September 08, 2021

Barb was a special cousin more like a sister To me. She was a Good cook and was quick To make a dish To where. I am thankful that Her daughter complétéd a recipe book with Her family favorites. I am thankful Barb was ready To go To Heaven and I Will see Her
again. I Will miss our Phone conversations. Praying for Her family.

Posted by Joyce Proffer - Flint, MI - Family   September 08, 2021

So sorry for all of Barb's family, but happy the angels came to escort her to heaven.she is at peace now.much love to all❤

Posted by Judy & Pat Donnelly - Charlevoix, MI - Family   September 08, 2021

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