Carolyn Casebeer, 91, beloved daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, and friend passed away October 1, 2005, at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs.
Carolyn was born on March 14, 1914 in Royersford, Pa., to Everett and Naomi Yerk Lewin.
Carolyn spent her early years in Royersford and graduated from Royersford High School. In 1939, she moved with her brother and his friend, Floyd “Casey” Casebeer to San Diego.
On October 1, 1939, she was united in marriage to Casebeer. They made their home in San Diego and to this union two sons were born.
While Casey was in the Navy, they moved to Honolulu. While Floyd was serving during World War II, Carolyn lived in San Diego. They also lived in Astoria, Ore., and Napa, Calif.
When Floyd retired from the Navy, they settled in El Cajon, Calif. In 1967, they moved to a home they built south of Carbondale above the Crystal River. In 1997, Carolyn moved into the Senior Housing in Carbondale.
Carolyn was a member of Eastern Star, OWLS, and United Methodist Women. She was a lifetime member of Unity and was an active participant in the Carbondale Community United Methodist Church. She found a loving community here.
Carolyn was loved by all she met, be it family, friends or simple acquaintances. She was a woman of great strength and strong faith and she shared her faith with all who knew her. She always had a positive attitude and inspired others. Carolyn knew the time to love another was when that person seemed most unloving. Nature, especially birds and flowers, was a source of joy and peace to her. She will be remembered for her tremendous faith, gentle spirit, and contagious smile.
Carolyn is survived by sons, Charles Casebeer, and Steve Casebeer of Springfield, Ore.; granddaughter Janine, of Springfield; great-grandchildren, Kaycee Casebeer and Ethan Scott; nieces, Sue Peters, of El Cajon and Lynn Pierskalla, of Northglenn; nephews, Jim Lewin, of Durango, and Richard Marshall, Spring City, Pa.; and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Phyllis Marshall; brother, Paul Lewin; grandson, Josh Casebeer; and nephew, Paul (Bill) Lewin.
Memorial Services were held Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Carbondale Community United Methodist Church with the Rev. Frederick W. Amborn, III officiating. A reception was held at the Carbondale Senior Housing, 1240 Hendrick Dr., Commons No. 4, following the service.
Donations may be made in Carolyn’s memory to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Carbondale United Methodist Church and Unity Church.
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