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Carolyn Rainer

April 17, 1942 — April 1, 2022

Henderson, NV

Carolyn Rainer (nee Cloutier), of Henderson, NV, passed away on April 1, 2022 in Henderson, NV.

Cary was born in Detroit, MI to the late Shirley and Clarence Cloutier on April 17, 1942.

Beloved wife of the late Howard Rainer. Carolyn was a teacher and librarian for the Detroit Public Schools for 30 years.

Her husband Howard Rainer, her sisters Kay Kersten and Denise Cloutier, as well as her brother Douglas Cloutier precede Cary in death.

Cary is survived by her sister Diane Contini, her brother-in-law John Kersten and sister-in-law Catherine Cloutier. Also, she is survived by several nieces and nephews. These include: Michelle Brewer, Scott Contini, Julie Sykes, Janis Kersten, Kenneth Cloutier, and Bryan Cloutier.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation to the Detroit Public Schools Foundation by mail: Detroit Public Schools Foundation Box 2130 Detroit, MI. 48202 or use the website Please make sure to include the name “Carolyn Cloutier Rainer” on your donation and include the words “For Literacy Program”. A return address is requested by the family.

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