Carolyn J. Denkhaus
Carolyn Rae Denkhaus died February 10, 2009 in Estes Park, Colorado. She was born November 22, 1911 to Martial and Rose (Trudell) Phaneuf of Tilbury, Ontario, Canada. She moved to Detroit, Michigan as a young girl and attended St. Joseph’s Academy in Adrian, Michigan, graduating high school June 10, 1930.
After attending Detroit Business School, she met Matthew O’Leary Rae of Dearborn, Michigan. They married October 27, 1932 and raised four children. Matthew died June 10, 1963. Carolyn married Ron Denkhaus of Parshallville, Michigan February 14, 1975 and they resided in Michigan and Florida. Ron died November 12, 1990 after which time Carolyn moved to Estes Park to be near family.
Carolyn was preceded in death by both husbands, and a daughter Christine Rae Bereziuk. She is survived by sons, Paul (Judy) Rae of Washington, D.C. and Matthew (Gail) Rae of Dubois, Wyoming; daughter, Carol (Ron) Harvey of Estes Park, Colorado, and son-in-law, Ray Bereziuk of Cheyenne, Wyoming; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield, Michigan. The family requests that Memorial Mass contributions be made to: St. Joseph’s Academy, 1267 E. Siena Heights Dr., Adrian, MI 49221 or St. Joseph’s Indian School, Chamberlain, SD 57326.