Date of Death: October 13, 2019

Service Details

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.

Obituary Notice

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.

Additional Information

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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  1. We are so fortunate to have met Regina so many years ago in Berkeley and to have seen her and laughed with her again just last year at the lake. She was an amazing person and so lucky to have lived close to her family and friends. She flourished in the tender loving care you provided for her. Sending all our love your way!

  2. We loved Regina’s smile and encouraging words, all the time. It was fun to take her to plays and concerts. She was joyful and always spoke to as many performers as possible. Regina was Gabe’s biggest supporter, always encouraging him. Gabe and I will miss your joyous spirit! As you always say, Keep on, keepin’ on.

  3. Regina and family,. I almost feel cheated on not having knowing of our relationship until a couple years ago. In the short time I have known you I have been very impressed with your sense of humor and your strength.. My prayers are that God has blessed your soul in Heaven and that you will be able to watch over Georgina and Eric and their family. With all our love. Bob and Joan Goldin


  4. Ned and I were grateful to be with Reggie on her 101st Birthday three days ago. She has been such a dynamic character, full of joy, life and love…and many opinions. She was and is a treasure and it feels that even at 101 she is gone a little too soon. She will be missed and never forgotten.

    We love you Reggie,
    Ned and Dianna Christiansen

    P.S. Thank you for singing the aria from Madame Butterfly for us at Keith and Katie’s wedding – it was wonderful!

    • I had the pleasure of taking care of regina each of her stays at heartland..she was always a pleasure and full of life. I still own her ” ode to the thrown” poem she wrote. She will be missed

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