Carolyn Michelsen

Carolyn Joan Tansley Michelsen, age 75, of Alderson, WV, formerly of Beachwood, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, at Charleston Area Medical Center-General Hospital in Charleston, WV, following a long illness.

Born May 29, 1943, in Lakewood, NJ, she was the daughter of Walter J. and Louise S. Slusmon Tansley.

Mrs. Michelsen was a homemaker. She was a 1961 graduate of Toms River High School in Toms River, NJ, and was of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Michelsen loved to crochet and go bowling, but above all, she loved to spend time with her family. She loved being a mother to everyone.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Knud Chris Michelsen; and one brother, Walter H. Tansley.

Survivors include a son, Kenneth C. Michelsen and his wife, Donna, of Alderson; two daughters, Cynthia L. Loftus and her husband, Mike, of Alderson, and Roberta J. Michelsen of Toms River; one brother, William Tansley of Toms River; five grandchildren, Angela, Brian, Denien, Travis, and Tyler; 12 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Friday, November 9, 2018, at 2 p.m. at the Lobban Funeral Home Chapel in Alderson with Pastor Jonathan Hunt officiating.

Friends may call Friday, November 9, 2018, from 12-2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Lobban Funeral Home in Alderson is in charge of arrangements.

Obituary originally published in the October 8, 2018 edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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