…a wife, mother, grandmother, teacher, neighbor, quilter, friend, a UNH Cooperative Master Gardener, and best of all one of us.
In 2001, Carolyn was one of the founding members of the Strafford County Master Gardener Association. She helped write the bylaws and to elect our first board, cooked for luncheon meetings, started community gardening projects, and potted up plants for our annual plant sale which funds our projects and our UNH scholarship.
A couple of years ago, Carolyn and her husband moved from New Hampshire to Colorado to be closer to their family.
On Sunday, January 8, 2017, Carolyn passed away.
Some of us were neighbors in Lee and worshipped with her. While others gardened with her, enjoyed her as a mentor, or were just fortunate enough to just spend time with her at a meeting. After her move, she asked to stay on our mailing list and would pop in periodically with a constructive comment. We will miss her.
Carolyn had more gardening knowledge stored away than many of us grouped together could gather in a lifetime. She also had a kind and generous manner when sharing her plant knowledge.
It has been a sad week for all of us who knew Carolyn, but I’m trying to look at it as God’s gain rather than our loss. God’s gardens are in good hands, and once she has time to work on some new bylaws, I’m sure we will have a heavenly Master Gardener group to aspire to.
Rest in peace, Carolyn. You may be gone, but you will definitely not be forgotten by your fellow Strafford County Master Gardeners.
Submitted by: Judy V., MG since 2007