"The Lord has not given us a spirit of fear, but of love, and power, and of a sound mind." A resident of Baton Rouge, Dorothy Carlin (or Dot as she liked to be called) was born and raised in Hammond. She attended Southeastern College where she met and married Jimmy Carlin, the star of the football and baseball teams. During WW II Dot worked in a munitions factory and helped out in the local hospital as a volunteer nurse. She worked part-time and then full-time for many years with Rosenfield's and then DH Holmes Department Stores. Dot is survived by two daughters Mary Margaret Carlin Mouch and husband Al, Rebecca "Beckie" Carlin Smith and husband Vernon, son Cary M. Carlin and wife Edith. Grandchildren Heather Carlin Wheeler, James Carlin, Jared White, Sarah Carlin, Jason Lambert, Jessica Smith and Russ Theriot. Great grandchildren Katherine Wheeler, Caroline Wheeler, Madison Albers, Kaitlyn Lambert and Alex Lambert. She was preceded in death by her parents Karl and Ida Hyde, husband James J. Carlin and son James J. Carlin, Jr. Visitation will be at Greenoaks Funeral Home 9595 Florida Blvd. on Friday November 30, 2012 from 10am till 1pm, Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:30pm at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church conducted by Rev. Miles Walsh. Interment to follow in Greenoaks Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be James Carlin, Russ Theriot, Jason Lambert, Evan Wheeler, Joe Kracher and John Abner. Dot was a member of the Yellow Jacket Sorority Club at Southeastern, the Legion of Mary and Altar Society at Our Lady of Mercy and her beloved card clubs.
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Published in The Advocate from Nov. 28 to Nov. 30, 2012