Born on Sept. 24, 1939, in the Panama Canal Zone, Carolyn excelled both in academics and sports. She competed in Track and Field in the Junior Olympics, but her passion was golf.
After earning her Bachelor of Science from Oregon State, she went on to earn a Masters degree from U.C. Berkeley and a Doctorate in Botany from the University of Hawaii in Manoa. She was the first woman to serve as Hawaii’s State Botanist and also served as the organist for her church in Hawaii.
After retiring, she moved to California and worked for Caltrans accessing environmental concerns for highway planning. She spent her later years living in Wawona and pursuing her interest in genealogy.
She was an active member of Christ Church Anglican in Oakhurst.
Carolyn survived her parents, Harry and Vivian (nee Gregg) and her brother Don. She is survived by her cousins and their children.
A service celebrating Carolyn’s life was held at Christ Church Anglican with interment in Oakhill Cemetery in Oakhurst.