Carolee J. Eastman
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January 15, 1944 - January 13, 2014
Carolee went to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on Monday afternoon, 13 January 2014 after a two year struggle against pancreatic cancer.
She was born 15 January 1944 to LTJG Forrest Bird and Betty J. Bird on Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego. Carolee was the first of four children and would spend nearly 70 years enriching other people's lives. Her beautiful smile and quick wit will be missed by all who knew her.
Her many accomplishments included performing the roles of Mother, home-school Teacher, Clerical and Library worker, Home Management Expert and Loving Wife. She also enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening.
Carolee spent some 12 years as a volunteer counselor at the Salem Crisis Pregnancy Center, supporting their mission and leading some 20+ young women to Christ by her own strong example and profession of faith. Her proudest accomplishment was the successful raising of a son, Elliott F. Eastman. Her biggest joy was participating in Bible studies at Capital Baptist Church in Salem.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Eastman, her son Elliott, and brothers Richard Bird of Visalia, CA and Nathan Bird of Sparks, NV. She was preceded in death by her brother Todd Bird of Dallas, TX.
Interment will be at Lee Mission Cemetery with a small private service. A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, 1 February 2014, 1 pm, at Capital Baptist Church, 3000 Lansing Ave, Salem, Oregon. All who knew her are cordially invited to attend.
Published in StatesmanJournal on Jan. 24, 2014