Carolyn Ann (Kennedy) Bacon
Feb. 22, 1944-May 6, 2013
Carolyn Ann (Kennedy) Bacon, 69, of Farmington, passed away on Monday, May 6, 2013 in Farmington. She was born Feb. 22, 1944 in McLeansboro, Ill. the daughter of Mearl John Kennedy and Ione Helen McElhinney Kennedy.
Carolyn leaves behind her husband of 46 years, Dr. George K. Bacon of Farmington; sons, Geoffrey Bacon and wife, Kelly of Springfield, Va. and Christopher Bacon and wife, Jennifer also of Springfield, Va. and daughter, Carrie Thompson and husband, John of Farmington; brother, John Kennedy and wife, Karen of Gillette, Wyo.; five grandchildren, Andrew Bacon, Paige Thompson, Gina Bacon, Jack Thompson and Anna Bacon and her dear friend and cousin, Mary Jane Oakley of Indianapolis, Ind. and many dear friends.
Carolyn graduated from Farmington High School in 1962. She attended Arizona State University and the University of New Mexico. She returned to Farmington where she met Dr. George Bacon, after accidentally running over her dog. As animal lovers, George and Carolyn gave second chances to many abandoned animals. Carolyn was the business manager of Totah Animal Hospital. She raised three successful children and was ""Mimi"" to her five grandchildren.
She loved the outdoors, hiking, kayaking and cross country skiing. She left a legacy in quilts for friends and family and played a mean hand of bridge.
Cremation will take place and a Rosary for Carolyn will be recited 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 414 N. Allen Ave. in Farmington with Father Don Richardson reciting.
A memorial Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. on Friday, May 10, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 414 N. Allen Ave. in Farmington with Father Tim Farrell as celebrant.
Honorary pallbearers are her five grandchildren, Andrew Bacon, Paige Thompson, Gina Bacon, Jack Thompson and Anna Bacon.
Special thanks to Dr. James and Jeffrey Neidhart, Dr. Linh Nguyen, Dr. Edward Libby and Dr. James Slack. All of the kind and compassionate oncology nurses at the San Juan Regional Medical Center Infusion Center as well as the nurses and staff at the University of New Mexico, SJRMC and Mayo Clinic.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Arizona Transplant House, The Village at Mayo Clinic, 5811 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85054
The family wishes the express their sincere gratitude to all relatives and friends who were so kind and supportive during this time. Your kindness will always be remembered.
Carolyn's care is entrusted to Brewer, Lee and Larkin Funeral Home, 103 E. Ute St. in Farmington, 505-325-8688.
Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at www.serenityandcompany.com
Published in Farmington Daily Times from May 7 to May 14, 2013