Carolyn Jean Haynes
11/1/32 to 9/29/13
Wife, Mother, Grandmother & Great-grandmother
Carolyn is survived by her beloved husband, Alex Haynes Sr. & her three children and their spouses: Alexis & Scott Carter, Denise & Mark Espoy & Caroline & Alex Haynes Jr.; her grandchildren: Ryan Espoy, Jessica Jenkins, Jacqueline Espoy, Garrett Carter, Christine Haynes, Alex C. Haynes & David Haynes; three great grandchildren: Mikaela Carter, Aryana Uffelmann & Leo Oliver Jenkins. She also leaves her brother, Leo Bass and sister Barbara Gee.
She is preceded in death by her parents: Charles Addison Bass & Lonnie Belle Bass; brothers and sisters: Dorothy Mills, Levenia Beaulieu, Elrey Bass & Durham Bass.
Caroline was born in Fairmont N.C. where she grew up on a farm with her brothers & sisters. She loved to sing hymns with her mother and sisters and learned to play the piano from those wonderful times. She was also a tomboy playing and working along side her brothers on the farm. She was also beautiful and athletic. She was voted queen of her High School & captain of her basketball team.
She married her husband Alex August 13th 1950. Their family began with the birth of Alexis in 1953, her sister Denise arrived in 1955 both in Columbia South Carolina. They moved to California in 1957 and settled in Orange County. Their son Alex Jr. was born in 1964. They later moved to San Clemente where they began a business together, Dewey’s TV & Home Appliances. Together they built a business and raised a family. San Clemente and its warm sunshine was her home for the remainder of her days.
Her life began with her husband Alex. He was hooked by her beautiful eyes, lovely smile and gorgeous figure to boot. However it was loving personality that sealed the deal. From humble beginning they shared a deep love for one another. They could be found dancing together though every decade; they were wonderful at it. They traveled the world together, visiting China, Japan, South American Europe, Alaska, Hawaii & all over the US. They enjoyed many road trips together. They celebrated 63 years together August 13 of this year. Their love for one another is remarkable.
Carolyn loved life! She loved people, she never met a stranger. Her friends are far and wide stretching from Japan, across Europe and across the county. Carolyn loved sports! She played basketball in High School and later enjoyed: waterskiing, snow skiing, fishing, body surfing, dirt bike riding and of course, sun bathing. She was truly an avid outdoors girl! She loved her Lakers, Angels & her football. She loved them but let them know when they were not living up to expectations. The only thing she liked more than watching the college and pro sports teams were watching her children and grand children play!
They were her passion in life. She loved to enjoy their games, their award ceremonies, dances, and any other special occasions. It can be said she just about never missed an event that numbered easily over a thousand. She loved the holidays; she sparkled. All the kids could not wait to get to Nana’s house. All the holidays were special but Christmas was her shining moment. She made her home a magical place for all her family to enjoy.
Carolyn was the best mother anyone could ever ask for. She was so proud of her children and loved them so deeply. She made each one feel special. She taught us all it is better to give than to receive, to honor and love the Lord in all things, and caring is what is most important.
She has gone on to Glory. She cannot ever be replaced but leaves her family with memories and love to last a lifetime.