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Carol A. Begian

June 3, 1948 — September 17, 2016

Carol A. Begian, 68, of Lincoln, passed away Saturday, September 17, 2016, at Tendercare Alpena. Born June 3, 1948 to Harry and Emily (Gibbs) Begian in Detroit, she was raised in Livonia. She graduated from Michigan State University, and earned a Master’s Degree from Saginaw Valley State University. Carol married John McGuire on July 28, 1985 in Champaign Illinois. They resided there until moving to Lincoln in 1991. She was a music teacher and band director at Alcona Community Schools, where she also taught English. Carol was a kind and generous person, who had a deep feeling for the less fortunate of society. She loved NASCAR, fast cars, and her beloved cat Maris. She was especially fond of her niece, Wendy. She loved to travel. She loved nothing more than to hop into her Dodge Charger to take a new adventure. Carol is survived by her husband John, two sons, Daniel (Kendra) Alpert of Royal Oak, and Thomas McGuire of Chicago Il, two grandsons, Gavin and Caden Alpert, one sister, MaryAnn (Kenneth) Hubbard of Hubbard Lake, one brother, Daniel (Donnette) Begian of Ballwin MO, one niece, Wendy Hubbard, and two nephews, Ben and Brad Lambrechts. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Emily Begian. Ms. Begian is at Gillies Funeral Home in Lincoln, where friends may call on Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 2:00 until 8:00 PM. Funeral services will be Friday, September 30, 2016 at 11:00 AM at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Alpena. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Ivesdale, Illinois. Memorial donations suggested to The Alcona Humane Society or to the Carol Begian Memorial Music Scholarship Fund. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Carol A. Begian, please visit our flower store.

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