Date of Death: October 13, 2019
The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until a time of celebrating Regina’s life will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Hohner Funeral Home, Three Rivers with Pastor Derl Keefer officiating.
Regina Coriènné (Corrinne) Goldin, age 101, of Fisher’s Lake, Three Rivers, Michigan passed away on Sunday, October 13, 2019 in Three Rivers with her family beside her. She was born in Berkeley, California on October 12, 1918 the daughter of Charles Henry and Marian Adele (Foubert) Carpenter.Regina was a graduate of Oakland Technical High School. She was a true Renaissance Woman; as a young woman, she built her own Cabin at her beloved Bethel Island and she rebuilt her own automobile engine. She was classically trained in instrument and voice; she was a Lyric Soprano who sung music from Boogie Woogie to Operatic Arias and she loved to dance. She was a past President of the Berkeley Club of Toastmistress, International, a public speaking group. She was an athlete; she loved to swim and she rowed old whale boats on Lake Merritt with the Oakland Women’s Rowing Club “Ladies of the Lake”, which is the oldest rowing club in the Country.
In 1996, Regina moved to Three Rivers to be close to her family. She continued her love of dance and voice when she joined the “Great American Patriots”. She also kept fit with continued swimming and alot of walking. She embraced all things about Three Rivers, its natural beauty and its people. She especially loved her time spent at Fisher’s Lake.
She was preceded in passing by her parents and older brother, Robert Charles Carpenter.
She leaves to cherish her memory daughter, Georgina (Eric) Shafer of Three Rivers; beloved grandson, Keith (Katie) Shafer of Plainfield, Illinois; beloved great grandson, Eric James “EJ” Shafer; special nephew Robert (Joan) Goldin of Lombard, Illinois; great nieces and nephews; extended family along with many, many special friends Regina touched with her kindness and compassion.
Some people live a long life, Regina enjoyed a long life, well lived.
Memorial donations may be directed to Animal Rescue Fund (ARF), the Carnegie Center for the Arts of Three Rivers, or St. Joseph County Michigan Animal Control. Envelopes available at Hohner Funeral Home in care of arrangements.
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