at Mt. Holiday
3100 Holiday Rd, Traverse City, MI 49686
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Heading East/North out of Traverse City on M-72/US-31, turn at Holiday Rd. Stay on the road past the next light and up the hill to the sign on the right.
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TRAVERSE CITY — Carly Jean Lewis, 16, of Traverse City, passed away unexpectedly on June 2, 2011. Carly was born June 15, 1994, in Traverse City, to Todd Charles and Susan Jean (Ooley) Lewis.
Carly was too beautiful for this world and a gift to us all from God, if only for a short while. She had a smile that was too amazing for words.
She loved her home here in Traverse City and never wanted to live anywhere else. Carly was an ambassador of our culture, community and home. She loved nature, art, photography and animals in all their forms; she gave a home to so many creatures. Carly was a tomboy and spitfire who had hundreds of friends whose relationships she maintained effortlessly.
Carly was a beauty queen who rarely mentioned it to all she knew, a tribute to her humble presence. She was a girl who lived in the moment everyday and lit up the lives of all who surrounded her. She was truly one of a kind, an example to all of us on how to live our lives. Carly was the best; she reminds us that in the end, love wins.
Surviving Carly are her parents; brother, Mitchell James Lewis; grandmother, Nancy (Iverson) Ooley; grandparents, Francis and Marcia (Lambert) Hayward; aunts, uncles and cousins; and oodles of friends.
Carly was preceded in death by her Grandpa James Ooley; great-uncle, Willard Fehrenbach; uncle, Bill Ooley; great-great-great-grandparents, John C. and Harriet (Stowe) Lewis; great-great-grandparents, Charles P. and Harriet (Becker) Lewis; great-grandparents, Gerald R. and Josephine (Schettek) Lewis; grandfather, Charles R. Lewis; and countless others, all of whom lived their lives in Grand Traverse and Leelanau counties.
Visitation for Carly will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. today, June 18, at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 20, at Westside Community Church, 4975 M-72 W., Traverse City, with a visitation held one hour prior. Pastor Carey Waldie will serve as officiant. Committal services will take place at Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens following the funeral.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Cherryland Humane Society.
Please sign Carly's online guestbook at www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com.
The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.
Carly's Playground @ Mt Holiday was designed by 3 Time world Champion Gregg Hosfeld and Carly's father Todd Lewis with the help of many good friends and volunteers.
Todd said: We wanted to honor my beloved daughter and give back to her friends, school, and our community with a special emphasis on the at risk and disadvantaged youth. I realized the need for a course on the east side of town some time ago because Hickory Hills was so busy.
Everyone can play disc golf! It's a social sport of strategy that provides great excercise and gets one out in nature. Kids need all of that and a safe place to go do it.
Please join us and have some fun playing disc golf or just hang out and watch while helping us raise money to put together Northern Michigan's first World Class Disc Golf Course.
About Carly's Playground at Mt. Holiday