Carlette A. Swimmer, 56, of Morenci, Mich., died June 30, 2017, at University of Michigan Hospital, surrounded by her family.
She was born May 16, 1961, in Hudson, Mich., to Mace and Janece (Rumsey) Sutherland, Sr., and graduated from Morenci Area High School in 1980.
On Aug. 1, 1989, Carlette married Orlin Swimmer in South Dakota, and he survives.
Carlette worked for Promedica Bixby Hospital for the past 15 years registering patients in the emergency room. She loved being outside in the sun, and especially enjoyed beaches and fishing.
In addition to her husband, Carlette is survived by her children, Heather (and Jacob) Dilworth and Nicolette Swimmer, both of Wauseon, Ohio, and Jeremy Collar of Archbold, Ohio; four grandchildren, Nicholas, Hank, Justine, and Jocelyn; her siblings, Brenda (and Bill) Grime, Anthony (and Denise) Sutherland, Doyle “Butch” (and Barb) Sutherland, Sandra (and Robert) Bell, Mace (and Staci) Sutherland, Jr., Patricia Lockhart, Betty (and Cecil) Dubuisson and Christopher (and Tiffany) Sutherland; many nieces and nephews; and her step-mother, Vera Sutherland.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
A memorial celebration of Carlette is planned from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 23, at the American Legion in Morenci.
Arrangements were handled by Wagley Funeral Home