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Carole Lynn KENNEY


1936 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Carole Lynn KENNEY Obituary
April 9, 1936 - July 29, 2017 Carole was born in Chicago and came to Los Angeles with her family in 1947. Always fascinated by art and architecture, she ultimately began a career in interior design with the formation of Carole Lynn Interiors. Her first love was the use of recycled materials from residential and commercial demolition sites, along with many visits to various wrecking yards. Her collections to use in her work included stained glass windows, oak beams, gorgeous light fixtures, tiles and many doors from the early 20th century. In late 1964 she married Jim Kenney. They were in the same 1953 class at University High School, but they had not known each other. In 1965 they moved to Pacific Palisades, where Carole became active in the community. She lobbied hard to prevent building of the cross-mountain road from Reseda to the sea through Temescal Canyon. She was co-founder of Palisades Beautiful, an organization that has been responsible for the planting of over 2,000 parkway trees. Her death on July 29th was long expected, after over 2 years of suffering with Parkinson's disease. She leaves behind, in addition to her husband Jim, her adored children, John Kenney and Valentina Kenney Wein, her loving sister Roberta Stone, her niece Beth Fulton, and two wonderful grandsons, Mason and Zack Wein. There will be no funeral, but a memorial gathering will be planned. Carole would have loved contributions to .
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Aug. 1, 2017
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