Carolyn Louise Lang, age 73, passed away at home, surrounded by her family on July 28, 2020, after a 4 year courageous battle with cancer
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Carolyn was born March 1st, 1947 in Seattle, WA to Douglas and Alice Lodge.
She met her husband of 53 years George at the Evergreen State Fair in Monroe, where she was working for her dad in his food stand. The family continues to run the longest running food stand on the Fairgrounds to this day. George and Carolyn were married on July 14, 1967, while George was on leave from serving in Vietnam with the US Navy. Their daughter Lori was born in in 1973, son Jason in 1977, and son Jeffery in 1979. Early in their marriage they lived in Long Beach, CA, where George was stationed for the Navy. They returned to Monroe, WA, and moved to Vancouver, WA, Cle Elum, Wa, and eventually Leavenworth, WA following George’s assignments with the State Patrol from town to town.
Carolyn was known for her beautiful garden, which she grew many cucumbers to can her “world famous” dill pickles! You could also find everyone gathered around the porch drinking her famous iced tea. She was an amazing seamstress and yard sale expert, always saving money wherever she could. She didn’t consider herself cheap, merely “thrifty” as she would tell us. But her biggest accomplishment was her family. She loved having her grandchildren running around, cherished having every Christmas and Thanksgiving at her house with 20 or more loved ones gathered around the table. We all looked forward to her Povitica for breakfast every Christmas morning, and the turkey dumpling soup the day after.
Carolyn was a faithful member of Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in Leavenworth, and enjoyed her quilting group and counting money every Tuesday. She also loved playing in her ladies pinochle group.
Carolyn was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, sister in law, aunt, and surrogate mom to so many. She leaves behind a legacy of love.
Carolyn is survived by her husband of 53 years George, her Daughter Lori Obergh of Greenacres, WA, her son Jason (Jillian) Lang of Pullman, WA, her son Jeffery (Morgan) Lang of Peshastin, WA, her brother Steven (Harriet) Lodge of Shoreline, WA, her 8 grandchildren Brian, Katelyn, Peyton, Grace, Hunter, Olivia, Emilie, and Alice, and her great granddaughter Lillian, and her faithful walking partner Buster, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was also looking forward to meeting her granddaughter to be, due in October, as well as her 2nd great grandchild due in December.
A socially distanced funeral will be held at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church at 145 Wheeler St in Leavenworth, WA on Friday, August 7th at 11:00 am. This will be by reservation only, as it will be held outside in the Meadows, and people are to remain in their cars and space is limited. Please notify Lori by text at 509-991-3943 if you plan to attend. This will be followed by a procession to bring Carolyn to her final resting place in the Mountain View cemetery. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
A socially distanced viewing will take place at Heritage Memorial Chapel at 19 Rock Island Rd, East Wenatchee, on Thursday, August 6th from 3-8 pm. Masks and social distancing will be required.
Memorial contributions can be made in Carolyn’s name to St Jude Hospital. Calls, cards and flowers are also appreciated.
The family would like to give a special thanks to the amazing medical staff for taking such great care of Carolyn; Dr Jerome, Dr Tucker and Dr Jorgensen. Carolyn felt you were more than her doctors, you became family. We would also like to thank Central Washington Hospice for the great care and compassion shown to us all.