Carolyn White Maples passed away on Sept. 27. She was born May 15, 1943, in Bozeman. She spent most of her life in Bozeman, Billings and surrounding areas with the last 17 years in Manhattan. Carolyn had a variety of careers including retail clothing sales, beautician, food broker, real estate agent, and state of Montana social service worker.
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Carolyn had an adventurous spirit and was always ready to try unique activities like rafting down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon and petting the whales off the coast of Baja California. She enjoyed having fun with friends and her various dogs over the years. Spending time hiking in the wilderness and enjoying nature were great pleasures for her.
Carolyn was fascinated with Native American cultures and art. She became quite accomplished with many of the art forms like caribou hair tufting and creating garments of brain tanned leather with beading on them.
Carolyn was preceded in death by her father Glen L. White, mother Edith McLees Backman and sister Marla White Swett. She is survived by her brother Cecil Ray Emery (Susan) of Sierra Vista, Arizona; sister Terry White Peraino (Chuck) of Thornton, Colorado; nephews Kirk Krause, Christian Krause (Suzette), Kevin Emery (Karen); nieces Lisa Klassen and Lois Sirianni; several cousins including Bobbie Cuelho and husband Eli who lovingly cared for Carolyn in their home her last days.
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Oct. 2, 2016