What a great spirit. It was Virginia Beach's loss when she retired to Roseland. Carolyn left her marks - in genealogy, in our libraries and societies, and personally with her expansive knowledge, directness and wit. What a friend. I so appreciate knowing and working with her. We are so sorry to have only recently learned of your loss. May your happier memories of Carolyn help ease your painful loss.
Dear Kelley, As one of your grandfather's first students at Longm.HS, I stayed in touch with him, your grandmother, and your mother over the years. I am with you in spirit with all the good memories. Best wishes, Jane Helmchen
I did not know Carolyn personally but I do feel that I have lost a friend. I have read her writings on genealogy for a long time. My deepest sympathy to the family.
Cleda Taubin, Harrisonburg, Va.
Kelley and family,
My knowledge of your mother is merely through her writings for genealogical.com. I enjoyed her writings and have saved them for my personal family research. I feel as though I knew her through her articles. She will be missed by many who knew her in this way. You have a wonderful heritage in Carolyn. With sincere sympathy, Betsy Chambers
To Carolyn's family,
I am a high school classmate of Carolyn's from East Longmeadow. I was so sorry to learn first on Saturday of your Grandma, Mrs Lopes death. She was our school librarian and I have very fond memories of her from our high school days. But I was totally stunned to learn that the very next day Carolyn died. What a shock. She was such a bright star in our class and as nice as she was smart. It would be no surprise to her friends and colleagues now that she was voted by our class as "Most likely to Succeed". She obviously fulfilled that prediction. My deepest sympathy to your family on this incredible, untimely double loss.