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Carol E. Halsted

June 12, 1940 January 28, 2017
Carol  E. Halsted
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Obituary for Carol E. Halsted

Carol E. Halsted of Bloomfield Township died January 28, 2017, at St. Mary Mercy Hospital in Livonia. She was 76 years old. Carol was born in Toledo, Ohio to parents Dorothy (nee Slough) and Jacob Decker.

Carol married Thomas Halsted on December 28, 1963, and they had two children together, Andrew and Wendy.

Upon graduating high school, Carol completed her undergrad at the University of Michigan. After graduating from Michigan, she went on to get her MFA and her PhD from Wayne State University. She then started the Dance Department at Oakland University and served as the department head for 31 years. In later years, she became Director of Dance and head of the dance council at the Detroit Opera House. She also founded a children’s dance company and served as a board member of the Eisenhower Dance Company.

Along with her love of dance, she enjoyed playing tennis, traveling, and most of all, spending time with her grandchildren.

Carol is survived by her beloved husband, Thomas, and her children, Wendy (Brian) Beard and Andy (Kirsten) Halsted. She is also survived by her cherished grandchildren, Max, Ellie, Jacob, and Katelyn and her siblings, Jay (Chris) Decker and Lee (Gail) Decker.

A Funeral Service will be held at Christ Church Cranbrook, 470 Church Road, Bloomfield Hills, Saturday, February 4, at 11am. After the service there will be a reception at the Birmingham Athletic Club (BAC), 4033 W. Maple Rd., Bloomfield Hills, where all are welcome to join the family and raise a glass in Carol’s memory.


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