Carol Bakian

Carol Ann Bakian, 67, of Leavenworth, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2016, at her home. She was born Nov. 7, 1948, in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of Joseph and Genevieve (York) Higgins.

Carol Bakian

On Aug. 21, 1970, she married Gregory J. Bakian in Dearborn Heights, Mich. He survives of the home. She is also survived by her children, Joel G. (Carlye) Bakian of Little Elm, Texas and Lauren N. (Joe) Aaker of Brooklyn, N.Y.; her father, Joseph Higgins; her sister, Kathleen (Ralph) Acosta; and three grandchildren, Jake, Halle and Genevieve.

She was preceded in death by her mother.

Carol worked at the Frontier Community Credit Union for 25 years, where she earned the nickname "Martha" for her creativity and craftiness. She was also an avid Detroit Red Wings and Tigers fan. Above all, Carol loved being a grandmother and taking care of her family.

Visitation beginning with praying the rosary will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 19, 2016, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin at 9 a.m. Friday, at the funeral home with Rev. Phillip Winkelbauer as celebrant. Burial will follow at Leavenworth National Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.