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Carolyn G. Crowe

July 13, 1938 - July 27, 2014
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Carolyn G. Crowe was a woman for whom actions would speak louder than words. Her life motto might well have been “if it isn’t logical, it’s not important.” The qualities of being fair, just and the ability to recognize what was right were clearly driving forces in Carolyn’s life. She was also the kind of person who could respect a “do not disturb” sign, whether it was real or implied. She was analytical and observant, with an ability to be simultaneously spontaneous and keenly perceptive. Carolyn was modest in her actions and extremely literal in her thoughts and in the manner in which she communicated with others. When Carolyn said something, she meant it. All those who knew her appreciated this trademark quality. Her parents were Herbert and Gladys. Carolyn was raised in Knoxville, Tennessee. Even as a small child, Carolyn wanted to understand what was right and what was wrong in any given situation. As Carolyn grew older, she realized the importance of being treated fairly, and in return, she treated everyone around her the same way. This belief in fair play served Carolyn well throughout her life and despite her natural shyness; she enjoyed a solid group of friends. Since Carolyn sought to treat those around her with respect, she often found herself in the role of playing peacemaker within her family. She was comfortable in working through the types of sibling rivalry situations that quite often occur, because she loved the challenge of...
Carolyn G. Crowe was a woman for whom actions would speak louder than words. Her life motto might well have been “if it isn’t logical, it’s not important.” The qualities of being fair, just and the ability to recognize what was right were clearly driving forces in Carolyn’s life. She was also the kind of person who could respect a “do not disturb” sign, whether it was real or implied. She was analytical and observant, with an ability to be simultaneously spontaneous and keenly perceptive. Carolyn was modest in her actions and extremely literal in her thoughts and in the manner in which she communicated with others. When Carolyn said something, she meant it. All those who knew her appreciated this trademark quality.

Her parents were Herbert and Gladys. Carolyn was raised in Knoxville, Tennessee. Even as a small child, Carolyn wanted to understand what was right and what was wrong in any given situation. As Carolyn grew older, she realized the importance of being treated fairly, and in return, she treated everyone around her the same way. This belief in fair play served Carolyn well throughout her life and despite her natural shyness; she enjoyed a solid group of friends.

Since Carolyn sought to treat those around her with respect, she often found herself in the role of playing peacemaker within her family. She was comfortable in working through the types of sibling rivalry situations that quite often occur, because she loved the challenge of conflict resolution. She would look at the most reasonable and practical ways to settle any disputes. Carolyn was raised with two siblings. She had two sisters Delores and Sylvia. Carolyn was constantly involved in activities with her siblings. Carolyn and her siblings had the typical rivalries while growing up, but they shared many life experiences.

The fact that she was curious was an asset to Carolyn while she was in school. She possessed strong study skills and good concentration. She relished the task of scrutinizing problems, investigating all of the options and then solving them. Carolyn enjoyed tackling the project that was right in front of her and working it straight through to its conclusion. Sometimes, she would become so involved in the process of problem solving that she would lose awareness of her surroundings. Experience was Carolyn’s best teacher. She graduated from Beacon High School in 1956. She enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers.

Those who didn’t know Carolyn well might have thought her to be objective and somewhat emotionally detached, but family and friends who were close to her knew that she was capable of unexpected flashes of humor. Carolyn’s good friends tended to be “thinkers” like herself. Even though the circle of friends was somewhat small, it was a strong and loyal group, and Carolyn liked nothing better than to spend her free time with them. Carolyn was well known for always being up front and open, never hiding her true feelings, qualities that drew deep loyalty from her friends because they understood and appreciated her for the person she was. Another quality that people admired in Carolyn was her ability to link cause and effect and apply the appropriate connection in her assessment of any new situation. Later in life, she became friends with Peggy Crowe and Carol.

This same loyalty and up front honesty Carolyn shared with her friends carried over to other aspects of her life, including her relationships with her family. On July 22nd, 1988, Carolyn exchanged wedding vows with Franklin R. Crowe at the Little White Chapel of Las Vegas, NV. The marriage became a solid relationship, due in part to Carolyn’s skill at bringing fresh energy and clarity to meeting Franklin's needs. She was a great listener who enjoyed the couple’s “together” time, especially when it came to celebrating special occasions.

As the family grew, Carolyn was easily able to adapt to the changes and challenges of parenthood. Carolyn was blessed with five children, two sons, Franklin and Montgomery, and three daughters, Martha, Teresa, and Sheryl. They were also blessed with thirteen grandchildren, Nick, Christie, Christian, Carol Ann, Steven, Chad, Joshua, Julie, Tabi, Nile, Erica, Burl, and Hunter. Carolyn was never impulsive in dealing with family problems. Instead, she would carefully think things through before implementing the solution in a logical and objective manner. Carolyn was a strong, clear communicator who excelled at eliminating confusion by making matters crystal clear to all those involved. At the same time, Carolyn’s inventive nature could turn some of the boring old household chores into a fun activity for the family.

In her work life, Carolyn was the kind of person who had no difficulty in taking on a project and seeing it through to its completion. She excelled at dealing with those pesky details that can derail some people, and once she understood exactly why she was working on a project, she could plow full steam ahead. For Carolyn, being able to grasp the logical components of any task was significant to her in appreciating its importance. Even if she worked alone on an assignment, Carolyn was able to incorporate and welcome new insights from co-workers, and she would readily use them if they improved the process. Her primary occupation was a retail manager. She was employed for ten years. Carolyn always made the effort to be a team player, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done.

Carolyn’s curious and inquisitive nature influenced her choice of leisure pursuits as well. She applied her strong concentration and analytical skills as to how things worked to her choice of activities. She particularly enjoyed the “alone” time her hobbies provided. Her favorite pursuit was gambling. Carolyn was content to enjoy her hobbies alone but was also willing to share her interests with others.

Carolyn appreciated the occasions when she was able to travel and get away on a vacation. She enjoyed learning about different locales and was open to exploring new and different places. Favorite vacation spots included New York and Las Vegas. She thoroughly enjoyed the task of gathering and analyzing travel information as she prepared for an upcoming trip.

Carolyn was a lover of animals and cherished her pets. Carolyn’s favorites were Max and Samantha. They were best friends for ten years. Her family was rounded out by her Sampson and Mocha.

As her retirement approached, Carolyn viewed the event as just one more project to research and solve. So, when the day finally arrived in March 1, 2013, she was well prepared.

Carolyn passed away on July 27, 2014 at Centennial Hospital. Carolyn fought a brave battle with congestive heart failure. She is survived by Franklin, Martha, Teresa, Sheryl, Nick, Christie, Christian, Steven, Carol Ann, Julie, Chad, Delores, and Sylvia. Services are being held at Palm Northwest Mortuary.

Carolyn strongly believed that talk is cheap. She was the type of person who would show others her feelings through her actions. She was practical and realistic but was able to be flexible when the need arose. She had a curiosity about the things around her and tried to experience life directly rather than sit back and talk about it. The experiences she treasured most were those she shared with her loved ones. Carolyn G. Crowe will be greatly missed.

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