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

  1. We love you, Mom

  2. Bobbie I am so sorry, I remember Carolyn from many years ago. You and all your family are in my thoughts and Prayers.
    Yvonne W. Hamilton.

  3. Barbara Gee says:

    Lit a candle in memory of Carolyn Jean Haynes

  4. Uncle Ish and Family

    Our sincere and heartfelt thoughts are with you. I’ve never met most of you but know you through hearing Diantha speak so fondly of you over the years and after meeting Ish and Carolyn, I also was made to feel a part of those they cared about and loved. I always looked as forward to their trips to visit as much and Diantha and the blood relatives and even our children and grandchildren came to know and love them. I will miss Carolyn and the kindness and care she always displayed to our family. All of you are in our thoughts and every prayer. Take care Ish. Hope to see you again soon.

    Billy and Diantha Vaught

  5. Dearest Uncle Ish, Petsie, Denise, Alex Jr. all the grandchildren and Uncle Leo & Aunt Bobbie
    Although this news is hard she is no longer in pain from this awful disease called cancer…In Aug Clay
    And I walked in her honor to beat this awful disease. Mom made her luminary bag to be lit during the
    Night walk. It was truly an honor to do this for such an amazing person. She hands down is the prettiest
    Angel in heaven.
    Aunt Carolyn touch so many lives with her southern comfort of welcoming anyone in her home.
    I will miss those words hi darling nice to talk to you sweetheart or you look so purdy.
    My heart is heavy for the family an my sweet Uncle Ish an his children an all the grandchildren.
    We will miss her deeply and we are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.
    Holding on tight to those special memories of my wedding reception at the house. Those BIG family gathering we all enjoy along with the family prayer by granddaddy. Taking family pictures on the back
    Porch overlooking San Clemente and the ocean. So priceless.
    Remember the value of time..
    My last memory of her was a month ago I got her some frozen yogurt and painted her pretty nails and brush her hair. Then got to watch her walk for the first time in physical therapy. I was so in aw of her
    Strength and determination to get better so she could go back to her family and beautiful home.

    Thank you Aunt Carolyn for making my childhood memories be those etched in my heart time some of those included. Your visit to Okinawa Japan, living at Edwards and we come down south to see our Aunt Carolyn and Uncle Ish was the highlight and could not wait to see you. Spending time water skiing at Canyon Lake, Fishing & Skiing Lake Isabella, our summers at the beach and those tanning hours in the sun. And for never forgetting a birthday card in the mail with a little smilie face. And after moving away from San Clemente I would call and stop by for a glass of veno with you.
    We love you and you will forever hold a special place in our hearts. we will miss you but we will rejoice in the knowledge that you are safely home.
    God did not promise days without pain. Laughter without sorrow. Sun without the rain. But he did promise strength for the day. Comfort for the tears. And light for the way. R.I.P my sweet Aunt Carolyn till we meet again.
    Hugs & Kisses Brett, Deb, Karissa & Clay Blankenship

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