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West Orange Times & Observer Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015 3 years ago

Obituary: Carolyn E. Richards

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Carolyn E. Richards, 73, of Winter Garden, passed away Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, peacefully at home.

Carolyn was born Nov. 12, 1941, in Mullins, South Carolina, and moved briefly to North Carolina before making her home in Florida at 12. She lived in Winter Garden for the last 51 years.

Carolyn loved crafting, decorating and reading and did so until her eyes made it difficult. She enjoyed watching old John Wayne, Gene Autry, Clayton Moore and Elvis movies, and she loved old TV shows such as “Murder, She Wrote,” “Perry Mason,” “Columbo” and “Matlock.”

She is survived by one son, James; two daughters, Tina (Paul) Anderson and Bobbie Jo (Jason) Gowland; as well as grandchildren, Jonathon, Austin and Elizabeth Anderson, Kai Gowland and Kenny Westmoreland; and one great-grandson, Brycen Anderson. She is also survived by her fur companions, Baby and Buddy.

Carolyn was always very encouraging for her children and grandchildren, never wanting them to settle for anything, and being the best they can be.

A private service for immediate family was held Oct. 15. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the USO or Humane Society.

Arrangements entrusted to Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home, Winter Garden, baldwinfairchild.com.

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