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Carol E. Sawyer Obituary

Our dear mother, Carol Sawyer was taken by the angels on Tuesday afternoon May 17, 2016, she was 93 years old.

Carol Elizabeth Emmerling was the eldest of three children born to Walter and Caroline Emmerling on March 23, 1923 in Los Angeles, California. Carol attended and graduated from Beverly Hills High School then continued on to receive a Bachelor's Degree from USC. She was an avid reader all her life and was never without a book by her side.

Carol worked as a Special Education school teacher when first arriving in Bakersfield in the 1940's and was a self-taught seamstress and did alterations. She went on to work as a cashier trainer at JC Penny's for over ten years.

Carol married Arthur Robert Sawyer Jr. on April 24th, 1946 and stayed married 39 years, until his passing in 1985. Together they had three lovely children all girls; Janet Marie, Patricia Anne and Susan Elizabeth Sawyer.

Carol was active with her husband in the Elk's Lodge and she was very active with the Emblem Club, the Theta-Theta Woman's Sorority and her college sorority AOH.

Carol is survived by her sister Charlotte Justice, her two daughters; Patricia Anne Saffian and Susan Elizabeth Eagle and her beloved grandson Dallas Sawyer Eagle.

Carol will be interned at Green Lawn River Blvd. She requested no services, only that she be remembered as 'living in the hearts of those she touched...for nothing loved is ever lost'.

Published in Bakersfield Californian on May 25, 2016
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