Tracey Ann Carey, age 38, of Las Vegas, died Friday, March 27, 2009, in Las Vegas due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident which also took the life of her loving husband Brian.
She was born Jan. 17, 1971, in Minnesota.
Tracey had resided most of her life in Tampa, Fla. In June of 2008, she followed her husband to Las Vegas so he could pursue his career in actuarial science at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas.
On July 4, 2005, in Key West Fla., she married Brian Michael Carey.
Most of Tracey’s working life was spent in the restaurant business where she worked as a waitress. This was a perfect job for Tracey; she was truly a people person. She never met a stranger and always had a listening ear when needed. It was said by many that if you talked with Tracey for just a short time it soon felt like she was a lifelong friend.
Tracey loved time spent with her husband and soon learned that time with Brian meant becoming a sports fan. She and Brian were season ticket holders for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL football team and the Tampa Bay Lightning NHL hockey team.
She is survived by her son, Nicholas R. Wyman of Tampa Bay, Fla.; and Brian’s family, his parents, Daniel and Shirley Carey of White Pigeon; grandmother, Letha Philpott of Hastings; aunts and uncles, Diana Reis of Temperance, Marilyn and Jesse Hurst of Paris, Kentucky, Robert and Fran Carey of Kalkaska, James and Neva Carey of Paw Paw, Louise and Rick Gemmell of Heath, Ohio and John Carey of Kalamazoo; and many cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Brian; and his grandparents, John Carey, Marian (Ryan) Carey and Samuel E. Philpott.
The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the Hackman Family Funeral Homes, Hackman Chapel, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091, 651-2331. The Funeral Mass Celebrating the lives of Tracey and Brian Carey will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Holy Angels Catholic Church in Sturgis. The Rev. Father Richard Altine will officiate. A graveside committal will follow the service at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sturgis.
The family suggests in lieu of flowers memorial donations be directed to the Food Bank of South Central Michigan, P.O. Box 408, Battle Creek, MI 49016. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
The obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhome.com where personal messages of support may be left for the family.