Carolyn Cortner Linnemeyer
May 31, 1930 - December 17, 2016
Carolyn Cortner Linnemeyer was born in Osawatomie, Kansas. For high school she moved to Bristow, Oklahoma to live with her aunt and uncle so she could study organ at Tulsa University. In 1948, she attended William Woods Jr. College for women in Fulton Missouri for continued study in Music Education. Here she met her future husband, Robert Linnemeyer, who was attending Westminster College for men in Fulton. Carolyn continued her education at Kansas University receiving her degree in Music Education.
Carolyn and Bob were married June 28, 1952, in Osawatomie, Kansas. Following the wedding they moved to Philadelphia where Bob was finishing his last two years of medical school. Denver was the next stop where Carolyn taught second grade while Bob was doing his residency in Surgery at Presbyterian Hospital. In 1958 they moved to Grand Junction, Colorado to finish his residency at the V.A. hospital and then enter private practice in surgery at St. Mary's Hospital.
Carolyn had started playing the organ for church at the age of 13. She continued playing organ and piano for church and was very involved in the music ministry. She continued her organ education and was eventually inducted into the American Guild of Organist. She also loved teaching piano.
Carolyn was dedicated to God and her church work in music, she finally retired in 2000.
Carolyn was also a loving and dedicated mother. She is survived by her husband, Bob; four sons, Steven, Raymond, Joseph (Mary) and Lawrence (MaeBelle); four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Other than church and family Carolyn loved golf, skiing and Jeeping and camping in the Colorado Mountains. Following retirement Carolyn and Bob enjoyed traveling the country and the world.
Carolyn's memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Grand Junction on Saturday, January 21st at 2:00 p.m.
Published in The Daily Sentinel on Jan. 1, 2017