EVANSVILLE — Carolyn Ann (Miley) Malin, 74, of Evansville, formerly of Oakland City, went home to be with the Lord on May 9, 2019, after a long battle with cancer.
Carolyn was born on Jan. 15, 1945, in Flint, Michigan, the daughter of Rev. Floyd and Thelma Miley, who preceded her in death.
Carolyn attended Dye High School in Flint, Michigan for two years prior to a consolidation and graduated from Ainsworth High School in 1963.
Carolyn graduated from Oakland City College in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. She was employed at Oakland City College and Old Ben Coal Company for many years. Carolyn enjoyed attending her children and grandchildren’s events throughout the years. She had a great love for singing and sang at many church services, weddings, and funerals. She also sang in numerous choirs including the Magic Harmony of Evansville.
Carolyn loved all sports, and held the Dye High School girls’ basketball single game scoring record for points in a game with 45 points. Carolyn was a fan of the Wood Memorial Trojans, Harrison High School Warriors, Oakland City Mighty Oaks, Lady Oaks and the Michigan Wolverines.
Carolyn was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Ron Malin who passed away in 2000. Also preceding her in death were her brothers, Clarence Miley and wife Barbara and Buck Miley, as well as sister, Dorothy Welch and husband Doyle. She was also preceded in death by brother-in-laws Morris Asa, Bill Benson, Wade Lewis, and Tom Malin and sister-in-laws Peggy Banks and Loretta Malin.
Survivors include son Matt Malin and wife Lori; daughter Amy Fallen and husband Lezeric; grandchildren Lindsey Finke and husband Jason, Whitney Powers and husband Nick, Beau Barrett, Faith Fallen, Zechariah Fallen, Gabrielle Miller and husband Julian; great-grandchildren Jhett Finke, Renlee Powers, Seth Finke, Zach Finke; sisters Rachel Evans and husband Melvin “Bud," Evelyn Asa; sister-in-laws Judy Lewis, Phyllis Benson, Jean Malin; brother-in-law, Ken Malin; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be on Monday, May 13 from 3 to 8 p.m. at Lamb-Basham Memorial Chapel. A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, May 14 at 10 a.m. at Mackey Salem United Methodist Church in Mackey, Indiana. Rev. Matt Malin, Rev. Terryl Almond, and Rev. Mark Malin will be officiating. There will be no visitation on the day of the funeral service. Burial will be at Forsythe Cemetery.
The family would like to thank Dr. Christopher Braden and staff at the Deaconess Chancellor Center for Oncology for their wonderful care, as well as hospice nurse Amy Hale from Heritage Hospice and Carolyn’s sister Rachel and husband, Melvin “Bud” Evans for their constant care. Memorial contributions can be made in memory of Carolyn to a college fund set up for her youngest grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Envelopes will be available at the chapel. Family and friends may send messages of comfort to www.lambbasham.com