Carolyn Janet Niblo

Carolyn Janet Niblo

November 24, 1939 - July 07, 2015

Carolyn Janet Niblo

November 24, 1939 - July 07, 2015


Carolyn Janet Niblo, born November 24, 1939 in Greeneville, Tennessee, passed away July 7, 2015 in Mission Viejo surrounded by her family and loved ones. Carolyn was the older of two children born to Marion and Leota Lamb. In 1955, the Lamb family moved from Tennessee to Glendale. Carolyn graduated from Hoover High School in 1958 and earned her Associate’s degree in Business Administration from Glendale Community College in 1960. Carolyn married her life-long love Dennis Niblo in February 1964. They lived in several cities in southern California before finally settling in Mission Viejo in 1970, where they raised their four children.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Sheila Lamb. She is survived by Denny, her husband of 51 years, her four children, Frederick Niblo and wife Tara; Becket Niblo Lauten and husband Jeff; Patricia Niblo Kempe and husband Andrew; and Christine Niblo. She also leaves behind Amy, Stella, Lily, and Colette, her four beautiful granddaughters.

Carolyn was a loving, beautiful, and amazing woman, wife, Mom, and Grammy. She will be forever missed.

Memorial Service
Plaza Room
Saddleback Church
1 Saddleback Pkwy
Lake Forest
Friday, July 24
Seating begins 11:00 a.m.
Service begins 11:24 a.m. in honor of Carolyn’s birthday
Officiant: Pastor Tom Holladay
Reception immediately following the service at Saddleback Church’s Terrace Café

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to National Stroke Association, Centennial, CO, or the Global PEACE Plan.

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4 responses to Carolyn Janet Niblo

  1. Kay Davis says:

    Lit a candle in memory of Carolyn Janet Niblo

  2. Ann Rupp says:

    Wonderful pictures of a beautiful lady and her amazing family. What a lovely tribute…we will love her and miss her always.
    Ann & Joe

  3. Cinde says:

    Every person we experience, whether briefly or over a lifetime is a gift from God. Though I was merely a blip on the radar of Carolyn Lamb Niblo, I’ll always remember her. Easy to talk with, she made me feel at home.
    Once a year during the family birthday celebration for Stella & Colette, we’d take some time on the porch at Lauten North and have fun relaxed conversations. I enjoyed hearing about her migration to California and how the west coast boys loved her southern accent. It’s an often overused adjective, but ‘authentic’ truly describes her.
    As she and Denny celebrated 50 years together, I had a chance to sit with her during desert. We had a chuckle over the fact that I’d grabbed the suit pants my very tall sis ‘n law had left. They were right next to mine in the auxiliary closet. It was an object lesson in droopy drawers, and was having trouble keeping them up even with a belt cinched as tight. I felt like one of the seven dwarfs trying not to trip all over myself. Anyway, I was at ease enough to share such a silly thing with her, even at this great occasion. So hoped I’d see her again, but am glad for the memories. I’ll never forget her, she was a blessing and I will truly miss her.
    Thank you for sharing the wonderful family photos, Ann and Joe said it best.

  4. Denny Niblo says:

    9/15 I had to add the following to the end of my bio book:
    That was supposed to be the end of my story’but God!
    But God had a different plan for “The End.” On the evening of July 7, 2015, my beautiful bride Carolyn, the love of my life, my best friend, my companion, my critic, my supporter, my encourager, my lover for over fifty-one years left us, not for “a better place,” but for “The Best Place.” Her death from cardiac arrest due to a severe sepsis lung infection was both unexpected and sudden. Her passing has left an unfillable hole in my heart. While grief has overwhelmed us all over the past several months, we are consoled knowing she is where we are all looking forward to being for eternity.
    One of the music pieces at her beautiful and inspirational Memorial Service was Matt Redman’s Blessed Be Your Name. One of the choruses has these words:
    “You give and take away
    You give and take away
    My heart will chose to say, Lord
    Blessed be your name.”
    My mortal self anguishes over the “take away” part, but I am so thankful to God for giving me this wonderful woman for over a half century. And I know that’s but an eye’s blink compared to the time we’ll be together in Heaven.
    She was an amazingly kind, strong, patient, forgiving, and loving wife. She was a, devoted, caring, and loving Mom and Grammy. She will always be remembered. She will always be missed. She will always be loved.

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