Roberta Jean Carmichael

Roberta Jean Carmichael (Macaulay), age 57, of Bay City, Michigan passed away at Hurley Medical Center on March 3, 2023. A memorial service which will be announced at a later date will be held to celebrate her life. Memorial contributions may be considered to the Cerebral Palsy Foundation; Expressions of sympathy may be placed on Roberta’s tribute wall at

Roberta was born November 20, 1965, in Bay City to the late Robert B. Macaulay and Betty J. Shellenbarger (Haske). She now joins her children, Alex and Elizabeth Carmichael, who preceded her in death.

Roberta graduated from Hale High School in 1984 and later in life graduated from Kirkland Community College with her Registered Nursing degree, which she felt most passionate about. Roberta also loved tubing down the Au Sable River, Morel Mushroom picking in the Maltby Hills, and four-wheeling off-road in her Jeep with family and friends.

Left to mourn her loss are her grandson; Jacob Scott Carmichael, and her siblings; Kathleen (Uwe) Koopmann, Linda Perron, Eugene (Roxy) Shellenbarger, and Robert Macaulay. She also leaves behind her nieces and nephews; Sarah, Ashley, Andrew, Ryan, Danielle, Tiffiney, Kaden, Tanner, Justine, AJ, and Natalie, her great nieces and nephews; Ansley, Preston, Carter, Johnny, Sophia, Lynden and Clarke. She also leaves behind the father of her children and loved one, David Carmichael, along with many other family and friends. She will be missed dearly by all who knew her.


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  1. Lori Koch on March 9, 2023 at 12:23 pm

    You can now rest in peace with Alex and Elizabeth . You will be missed ! I will always cherish the memories we made together. 🥰

  2. Heidi Osterman-Halfacre on March 9, 2023 at 1:06 pm

    Oh the adventures, laughter and tears. You were such a good friend. Truly not many of you left, in this crusty world, Lol.. Now one less. I know we talked alot about God and his plan in our lives. Now you know all the why’s.
    Miss you much. Rest in peace Bert. Hug those children 🤗
    Much love my friend. Til we meet again.

  3. Amber on March 9, 2023 at 1:36 pm

    Sending my condolences…we will miss you dearly and now you can be at peace you girl

  4. Beth on March 9, 2023 at 3:12 pm

    A great friend indeed is what she was! We didn’t see eye to eye when we first met but she ended up becoming one of the best people I will ever know! I will always miss her and our late night talks and hanging out! She was a very caring and loving person who always talked about my best interests, I’m always gonna miss that, I’m lost without you Bert! I love you so much but you are now with your babies ❤️. Fly high my angel!

  5. Dan Dietz on March 9, 2023 at 7:27 pm

    Sending my Condolence….l sure had some great and memorable fun times with Bert and others we hung with , l always thought ld run into to her again she left up way to soon she was loved by all that knew her , You in peace now Angel 🕊

  6. David Hind on March 9, 2023 at 7:37 pm

    You will be missed by all of us, family and friends alike. You made an impression on everyone you met and will therefore live forever in our hearts and memories. I wish I had lived closer to you, so we could have gotten together more often, cousin. I’ll never forget the time we all went to the Cheeseburger Festival in Caseville after my dad’s funeral. You and Linda helped us keep our sanity and get past the earlier events of the day. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Now, go rest easy, Roberta, we will all be reunited someday.

  7. Pamela Mitchell on March 10, 2023 at 1:37 am

    I will hold you in my heart forever. All great times we had and our late night walks home, even sleeping on someone’s lawn. Lol. You are one of a kind and lived life to its fullest.

  8. Kelly Doll on March 10, 2023 at 4:54 am

    Bert you were always a friend that made everything fun and adventurous. Lived life to the fullest and took care of me when I needed help. You were a strong lady and I will miss you so much. Love you Bert. Here for you Linda and Eugene

  9. Angela (Orr) Moffit on March 10, 2023 at 9:01 pm

    Bert, I have thought about you so many times and remembered when you lived with the kids and I and took care of them while I was on ambulance runs. Remembered the time you were babysitting and Ronnie got a Gardner snake and you ran into the bathroom to get away…Ronnie had put that snake under the door and you couldn’t get down from the cupboard to get out. You, Kathy and I did lots together. You have always kept a special place in mine and the kids hearts. I know you blessed all who knew you. Prayers for comfort for your family during this sad time.❤🙏

  10. Sara on November 20, 2023 at 2:02 am

    Just have to say Happy Birthday. Jacob and I miss you so much. Give Alex a big hug from us! Love you ❤️

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