Carolyn Jean Haynes

Carolyn Jean Haynes

November 01, 1932 - September 29, 2013

Carolyn Jean Haynes

November 01, 1932 - September 29, 2013


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.

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21 responses to Carolyn Jean Haynes

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  1. Barbara Gee says:

    My Dear Sister. I ask myself how can this be. You were my everything. We only had each other and our brother Leo after losing most of the family. Even though you and I were here together we would always check on our brother and call each other to say we talked to him today. I will forever miss you calling to check on me and getting upset if I did not answer. Now you don’t have to call and worry because you are looking down on me at ever moment and I truly believe that. Your presence is so near. Sis I could go on and on but you know how I feel and every Tribute on your wall is the true meaning of my sister. I love you, miss you, and will try to carry on without you. Just help me along the way. I love you with all my heart and sole in one.

  2. I love you Aunt Bobbie. You mean the world to me. Sending big hugs. Love always, Jeannette

  3. Dear Uncle Ish, Petsie, Denise, Alex, Jr., Uncle Leo, Aunt Bobbie and family, While we cannot be with you physically today, my you know we are there in spirit, love and prayer. Aunt Carolyn was one of the sweetest, most loving women I’ve ever known. We have so many vivid memories that will last a life time. May all of the good times you have had together be the focus of the memories that remind us of God’s blessings, even during this time of grief. May you all remember, God will carry your burden when it’s too heavy to bear. All our love, Robert & Jeannette Pridgen

    Dear Aunt Carolyn, I feel a warmth around me like your presence is so near, And I close my eyes to visualize your face when you were here. I endure the times we spent together
    and they are locked inside my heart, For as long as I have those memories we will never be apart. Even though we cannot speak no more my voice is always there, Because every night before I sleep I have you in my prayer. Rest in peace sweetie, I love you and miss you dearly.

  4. Tammy Mills says:

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