Gwendolyn Nystrom ’79 Cartier

It is with great sadness that the family of Gwendolyn H. Cartier (Bocks) announces her passing after battling Alzheimer’s, on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at the age of 77.

Gwen was born in Cadillac, MI. A gifted vocalist, she attended Alma College on a vocal scholarship and performed as a soloist and in choruses for much of her early life. Gwen returned to college later in life and was proud to have received her bachelor’s degree from Hope College (’77). Along with her husband, she founded Coffee Cartier providing coffee services to businesses in and around Holland, MI until 2009.

Gwen will lovingly be remembered by her children, Susan Bocks-Brink of Holland, Eric Bocks of Columbus and Martin (Alissa) Bocks M.D. of Cleveland. Gwen was adored by her grandchildren, Adam, Andrew, Alex, Caitlin, Aden and Emma, along with her five great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers, Denny, Gary and Chuck. Gwen was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Edna Nystrom, as well as her husbands, Frederick Bocks Jr., and Richard Cartier, and her brother Gregory Nystrom.

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