Carolyn Annette Myers (nee Sutton), who worked as a new patient scheduler in the Rheumatology Department at the U-M Health System, died May 12 of cancer. She was 45.
She is survived by her husband, Verne; her sisters, Theresa Sutton, Mary Breijak (Sutton) and Patty Sutton; her brother, Peter Sutton; her nieces, Amy Breijak and Mia Sutton; and her nephews, Duane Breijak and Alex Breijak.
Carolyn (Lino) was born and grew up in East Tawas, Mich. She was the youngest daughter of Dr. Raymond L. Sutton and Phyllis Sutton, and the sister of Christine Burns (Sutton), all of whom preceded her in death.
Myers attended Tawas Area High School and graduated in 1986. She was a member of the choir at St. Joseph Catholic Church, often providing guitar accompaniment. She moved to the Lansing area, attended Lansing Community College and held several jobs before moving to the Ann Arbor/Saline area.
She worked in a number of fields as a secretary, administrator and loan processor, ending as the new patient scheduler in the Rheumatology Department at the U-M Health System. She was instrumental in the development and promotion of an innovative pilot program expected to be used in hospitals nationwide. She touched and changed the lives of many patients and staff with her caring ways.
She was an accomplished musician, the fabricator of Fabergé-style eggs and ornaments, a scrap booker, a baker and a quilter. She was most proud of her published poetry. Myers also worked with her husband Verne on his animated comic series, “The Brown Bomber.” She wrote children’s stories and developed a greeting card line — Chups and Cheeks.
Myers was the heart and soul of her family, and a beacon of joy to her many friends, her family says. She will be greatly missed by all, they add.
— Submitted by Peter Sutton
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