Traverse City Record-Eagle


September 27, 2013

Carolyn Talbot Hoagland 1921 -- 2013

GLEN LAKE — Carolyn Talbot Hoagland died of natural causes at her Glen Lake home on Sept. 13, 2013, the day after her 92nd birthday. Carolyn Lee Talbot was born in Dayton, Ohio, to Willard and Lenore (Beard) Talbot, Sept. 12, 1921.

She graduated from Penn Hall Junior College and Miami (Ohio) University.

Carolyn was a talented artist who studied at the Dayton Art Institute, Scott Carbee School of Art in Boston, Michigan State University, Lansing Community College and various arts workshops across the country. She painted in oil, pastel and watercolor and sculpted in clay. Carolyn’s main interest throughout her life was art – appreciation, participation and support.

She married John Hardie Hoagland in 1944.

She is survived by four children, John T. and Anne Magoun, of Maple City, Nancy L., of Auburn, Calif., and James H., of Hubbards, Nova Scotia; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and stepsisters, Mary T. Hartford and Sarah T. Schwaegler.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Mariel; husband, John; and stepfather, Andrew U. Thomas.

Carolyn and John lived in Columbus, Ohio, after John returned from service in World War II then moved to East Lansing in 1952. They maintained seasonal residences on Glen Lake and in Sanibel, Fla.

She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, Junior League of Lansing, Lansing Woman’s Club (president), Sparrow Hospital Guild, Arts Council Center, Metropolitan Lansing Fine Art Center (president), Glen Lake Art Association, and BIG ARTS of Sanibel, Fla. In 1975 Governor William Milliken appointed Carolyn to the Michigan Council for the Arts, where she served until 1983. She was elected to the boards of the Michigan Arts Foundation and Arts Midwest. She served on many other community boards and committees in the Lansing area, mostly supporting arts programs. In the 1960s she initiated creative arts classes for Lansing school children. After her children were grown she established her art studio and showed her paintings in Michigan and elsewhere.

No services are planned.

The family encourages contributions to community arts organizations to honor Carolyn’s memory.

The family has been served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.

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