Carolyn C. Sims

Carolyn C. Sims

August 24, 1944 - October 07, 2019
Mission Viejo CA

Carolyn C. Sims

August 24, 1944 - October 07, 2019
Mission Viejo CA


Our loving and wonderful mother passed away on Monday, October 7th, 2019 in

Laguna Hills, Ca. She was born on August 24, 1944 to Herman and Lyla Stroebel in Montebello, Ca.She attended Lutheran schools all of her life: graduated from Lutheran High School in Los Angeles, CA and Concordia Teacher’s College (now called Concordia University, Nebraska).

Education has always been a part of her life: teaching bible classes or leading children in bible story time in the classroom. After graduation from college, Carolyn taught at various Lutheran schools in Los Angeles County.On August 4th, 1968, Carolyn married the love of her life, Lynn Sims. In 1975, they moved to Mission Viejo, Ca.Carolyn worked at Abiding Savior Lutheran Church and School. She began her ministry of sharing her love for the Lord as a teacher, preschool director and principal.  She retired in 2013.  Even though she retired, Carolyn taught the Wednesday Adult Bible class. She is proceeded in death by her parents, Herman and Lyla Stroebel, and her husband Lynn.She is survived by her son, Michael (Amanda), grandchildren, Michaela and Lane.She is also survived by her daughter, Kathryn (Daniel) Hardt.

Caroyln will be greatly missed by her family. The memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Abiding Savior Lutheran Church, Lake Forest, Ca.


  • Date & Time: October 23, 2019 (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
  • Venue: O'Connor Mortuary
  • Location: 25301 Alicia Parkway Laguna Hills, CA 92653 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (949) 581-4300

Graveside Service

  • Date & Time: October 24, 2019 (10:00 AM)
  • Venue: Rose Hills Memorial Park
  • Location: 3888 S. Workman Mill Rd. Whittier, CA 90601 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (562) 692-1212

Memorial Service

  • Date & Time: October 26, 2019 (10:00 AM)
  • Venue: Abiding Savior Lutheran Church
  • Location: 23262 El Toro Road Lake Forest, CA 92630 - (Get Directions)

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5 responses to Carolyn C. Sims

  1. Carolyn was a very beautiful woman in so many ways. She was a very loving wife and mother and an incredible educator, dedicated to bettering the lives of countless students at the Lutheran School where she had been the principal. We have lived close to Carolyn for over 30 years and she and her family have been an inspirational presence on our block. Carolyn will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her and our sympathies and prayers go out to
    her family!

  2. Carolyn was the delight of her parents, Herman and Lyla Stroebel. Through the years she kept us informed with her insightful and hilarious Christmas poems. She had a wonderful sense of humor and was always fun to be around. Her Christian faith and witness to countless students and teachers will be her legacy. Thank God for her life of love and service.

  3. Jean Pothast Silverman and family.

  4. We are praying for your family. I remember Carolyn as a classy, kind, and godly woman. I’m thankful for her witness and her friendship to my Mom and her cousins.

  5. Kelli Davis says:

    I remember Carolyn as always having a positive and upbeat personality. We shared a love of children and education. She and Lynn were always relaxed and fun to be around. I’m praying for comfort for her family and friends from the only true comforter we have- our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

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