Carol Marie Willaman, 87, went to be with our Lord on August 21 after a brief non-Covid illness. Born in Akron, OH to Clarence and Hazel Dement, she attended Saint Martha’s and graduated from North High School. She was an Executive Secretary at Firestone Tire and Rubber Company for 20 years before moving to Cocoa Beach in 1970 with her husband, A.C. “Chip” Willaman. After relocating to Fort Pierce. Carol was employed in various Administrative Assistant positions, but the one she enjoyed most was the 25 years with “her girls” at Sunrise Ford.
She is survived by her husband and sons, Duane (Sylvia) Pyka of Canton, OH; Michael “Mickie” (Cheryl) Willaman of Vero Beach, FL; granddaughters, Aleana Pyka of Las Vegas, NV; Kayla Willaman of Vero Beach; Alexia Willaman of Vero Beach; grandson, Jeremiah Pyka of Las Vegas, NV; 7 great granddaughters and 3 great grandsons, all of Las Vegas and several nieces and nephews scattered across this wonderful country.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to your local Hospice or to our Treasure Coast Hospice is greatly appreciated as Hospice was a true blessing in making her last days comfortable.
A “Happy Hour” celebration of her life will be held at a later date.
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