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Carol Sue Fancher

August 29, 1942 — March 25, 2024

Ukiah California

Carol Sue (Wotring) Fancher was born on August 29, 1942 in Adrian, Michigan and passed away peacefully at her daughter Jen Collins’ home in Ukiah, California, on March 25, 2024. 

Carol married her high school sweetheart, Duane Fancher, on August 4,1963 and they lived in Berrien Springs until 2011 when they moved to Northern California to live with Jen. Carol and Duane had been married for nearly 58 years when Duane died in 2021. 

Central to Carol’s legacy is her Christian faith; her love of family; and the care, compassion, and dignity that she extended to others and all of God’s creation. As an RN, Carol worked for over 11 years in a hospital setting until she and Duane prayerfully made the decision to open Redwood Manor Elderly Care Home (Berrien Springs) in 1974. Carol and Duane owned and operated Redwood for 32 years.

Carol is survived by son, Keefer Kane (a.k.a. Doug Fancher); daughter, Jen Fancher Collins; son, Ted (Diana) Collins; sister, Patricia (Henry) Kuhlman; sister, Sue Martin; & numerous nieces and nephews. 

Carol and Duane were preceded in death by their daughter, Julie Fancher.  Also preceding Carol in death were her parents Harold and Erma Wotring; brothers, Glennis Wotring, Roger Wotring, & Ronald Wotring; and sister, Marjorie Wotring.

Carol’s Celebration of Life will be on April 13, 2024 at 4:00 PM at the Youth Chapel located at the Pioneer Memorial Seventh-day Adventist Church. All are welcome to attend. A smaller graveside service to place her ashes will be at Rosehill Cemetery on April 14, 2024 at 10:00 AM. Allred Funeral Home (Berrien Springs, MI) is assisting the family locally and Eversole Mortuary (Ukiah, CA) assisted the family at the time of Carol’s death. 

Flowers for the April 13 service may be sent in advance to: Redwood Manor, c/o Teri Martin (Carol’s niece), 9084 Garr Rd, Berrien Springs, MI 49103.

If you wish to honor Carol’s legacy in some way, her family asks that you donate to an organization/group that represents how Carol impacted your life; OR please donate to one of the following: Parents of Murdered Children (P.O.M.C.) in Julie Fancher’s name; a German Shepherd rescue organization of your choice.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Carol Sue Fancher, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, April 13, 2024

4:00 - 4:45 pm (Eastern time)

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Sunday, April 14, 2024

10:00 - 10:15 am (Eastern time)

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