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Carleen Wohlever

March 5, 1961 - August 13, 2014
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Carleen Ann Wohlever was born on March 5, 1961 at St Joseph’s Hospital in Lorain, Ohio. She was the daughter of Gerald and Carole Majjasie and was raised in Lorain, Ohio. Always at the ready with a good joke, she grew up to be quite a humorous person. While some who knew Carleen might describe her as an idealist, her friends and family understood well that Carleen was always in pursuit of life’s endless possibilities and opportunities available to her. Carleen was raised with four siblings. She had three younger sisters, Lynne, Krissi, Cherie and one younger brother Jerry. Carleen was very accepting and supportive of her family. These traits served Carleen well in her adult life and, along with her wit, outgoing personality, and understanding of others, drew the admiration of many who knew her. As a young girl, Carleen was able to empathize and identify with a vast array of people and personality types. This quality drew her into a diverse group of friends and acquaintances. Carleen was intelligent and had little trouble getting along with her peers. She was almost always the first to jump in when it came to playing games or participating in other childhood activities. Carleen took part in cheerleading and she was a Girl Scout. Carleen had the ability to find amusement with almost any activity she and the many childhood friends she shared might discover. During her high school years, Carleen responded enthusiastically to any new project...
Carleen Ann Wohlever was born on March 5, 1961 at St Joseph’s Hospital in Lorain, Ohio. She was the daughter of Gerald and Carole Majjasie and was raised in Lorain, Ohio. Always at the ready with a good joke, she grew up to be quite a humorous person. While some who knew Carleen might describe her as an idealist, her friends and family understood well that Carleen was always in pursuit of life’s endless possibilities and opportunities available to her.


Carleen was raised with four siblings. She had three younger sisters, Lynne, Krissi, Cherie and one younger brother Jerry. Carleen was very accepting and supportive of her family. These traits served Carleen well in her adult life and, along with her wit, outgoing personality, and understanding of others, drew the admiration of many who knew her.


As a young girl, Carleen was able to empathize and identify with a vast array of people and personality types. This quality drew her into a diverse group of friends and acquaintances. Carleen was intelligent and had little trouble getting along with her peers. She was almost always the first to jump in when it came to playing games or participating in other childhood activities. Carleen took part in cheerleading and she was a Girl Scout. Carleen had the ability to find amusement with almost any activity she and the many childhood friends she shared might discover.


During her high school years, Carleen responded enthusiastically to any new project and was regularly in search of one adventure after another. She graduated from Admiral King High School in 1979. Carleen was a very good student, and generally did well in her courses. Classmates considered Carleen a good listener, knowing that when necessary, they could go to her to discuss just about anything. Her favorite class in high school was math.
Carleen was very sociable and could blend without effort into any social group. Assertive and outgoing, Carleen was easy to know and demonstrated a deep concern for others. She always seemed aware of what was going on with people around her and throughout her life she made many, many friends. While growing up, some of her best friends were Judy Colon, Jimmy Dziak and Tina Killon.


Carleen was an Air Force spouse and supported her family being stationed in Denver, CO; Plattsburgh, NY; Suffolk, England; Geneva, OH and Las Vegas, Nevada. Carleen was instrumental in keeping families together, hosting numerous wives & girlfriends, while their significant others were deployed in Operation Desert Storm. These gatherings offered comfort & fellowship to everyone and earned her the unofficial title as matriarch of the Wohlever Support Group, a title she wore proudly.


Carleen was a natural and creative parent who was willing to provide her family with all sorts of new and interesting experiences. For Carleen, parenting was a particularly enjoyable and pleasurable part of her life. Every activity, from chores to bedtime routines, became a game in the Wohlever home. Carleen's skill at understanding her children's feelings, her sensitivity to their needs, and her gift for gentle persuasion enabled her to find novel solutions to any problem or situation that might crop up. Carleen was blessed with two children: one daughter Jackie and one son T.J. and was also blessed with one grandchild, Savannah.


Carleen was uplifted by new ideas and was excited by life’s possibilities, traits that made her an exceptional worker. Her primary occupation was being a special needs supervisor. She was employed for 15 years by Opportunity Village / Great Plains Enterprises. Carleen was enterprising, inventive and working against deadlines seemed to energize her. Carleen had the uncanny ability to identify a win/win solution to just about any problem, possibly because of her gift for insight. Carleen's fellow workers saw her as a supporter and a mentor.


Because Carleen loved to have a broad variety of activities in her life, she took advantage of the opportunity to pursue numerous hobbies. Her favorite pursuits were arts and crafts. Carleen had a knack for being able to multi-task in order to create time for all of her favorite pastimes. However, Carleen's ever-present concern for others always took precedent.


Carleen derived much satisfaction from participating in and watching sports. Her charisma, supportive nature and ability to improvise when called upon to do so all made perfect attributes for enjoying a great many sporting activities. In high school, Carleen ran track and was a cheerleader. Recreational sports included softball, volleyball and bowling. Carleen was also something of a sports fan and enjoyed watching her favorite events whenever she got the opportunity. Tops on her list were watching anything her kids played.


Throughout her life, Carleen was actively involved in community organizations. She was compassionate, accommodating and quick to move into action. Always able to build a consensus.


Carleen seemed to be the person smack dab in the middle of things, working to get things done. Those who had the opportunity to work with Carleen usually agreed that when you were involved in an organization with her, it was as entertaining as anything you could imagine. In high school, Carleen was a member of the Student Council.


Carleen was a woman who was dedicated and devoted to her faith. She was Roman Catholic. She was sympathetic and able to empathize with others and she used these qualities to the fullest while working tirelessly for her beliefs.


Though she never did anything solely for individual recognition, Carleen's ingenuity, resourcefulness, and selflessness, earned her accolades for her many lifelong efforts. Her most prestigious award being Employee of the Year.


Carleen's love of improvising in her daily life was a perfect fit for her enjoyment of traveling. Her favorite vacations were ones that were not planned. Traveling in a casual manor fit her personality well. Excited about seeing changing scenery and constantly looking for the enjoyment life could offer, Carleen took her vacations seriously, well, as seriously as she possibly could. Favorite vacations included a trip to Disneyworld with the entire family and camping trips in England.


Carleen was a lover of animals and cherished her pets that included numerous dogs including Keisha, Max, Jake, Slider, Cooper, Peanut and Kodie.


Carleen Wohlever passed away on August 13, 2014 at Mountain View Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada from sudden cardiac arrest. She is survived by her mother Carole, her children Jackie and T.J., granddaughter Savannah; sisters Lynne, Krissi and Cherie and her brother Jerry. Carleen is also survived by 17 nieces and nephews. Services will be held at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish. Carleen will be laid to rest in Calvary Cemetery in Lorain, Ohio.


There was always a certain style and inventiveness to Carleen. She was a dynamic, self-expressive person who was forever looking to celebrate the endless possibilities life had to offer. She had a knack for being clever, creative and witty, and for others, was a joy to be around. While she was often fiercely independent, it seemed as if many others looked to Carleen Wohlever for inspiration, leadership, wisdom and even courage. Carleen was always more than willing to share life’s experiences with her loved ones.

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"Carleen was the best work leader and a very good friend. She likes to always laugh and I will always miss that. She will always be missed but never..." Erwin Angeles (Las Vegas, NV)

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