Carolyn May
1940 - 2021
May, Carolyn
Carolyn McCarty May, formerly of Upper Arlington, passed away on June 7, 2021. She was born in Columbus, OH on Oct. 12, 1940 to Charles C. McCarty and Gladys Rhodes McCarty. She was predeceased by her parents, husband William Robert May, sister Marcia McCarty Wheelen, brother Charles McCarty, Mother-in-Law Betty P. May, and granddaughter Emma Shroades. She was survived by children, Sarah (Jim) Shroades, Molly (Tom) Mostyn, and John May; grandchildren, Lauren and Rachel Shroades, Jordan Cahill, Katherine and Andrew Mostyn; great grandson, Carson Cahill; and many special cousins of the Rhodes and Kerr families. Carolyn graduated from Bexley High School (1958) and The Ohio State University (BA, RDH, 1962). She practiced dental hygiene in Columbus and Steubenville, OH for over 30 years. Carolyn volunteered in various organizations in Columbus, Springfield, and Wintersville, OH, including the OSU Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens and OSU Extension Franklin Co. Master Gardener Program. Her past affiliations were CDHA and ODHA, Columbus Delta Gamma Alumnae, Ohio Valley Panhellenic Assoc., Columbus Zoo Docent, Friends of the Topiary Garden, where she was a past board president, various PTAs, the Ohio Ornithology Society, Chadwick Arboretum, Columbus Audubon, and many other nature, bird, art, and gardening organizations. Carolyn took pride in hiking and birding the Franklin Co. Metroparks, Ohio Nature Preserves, and the Appalachian Trail. The family wishes to thank Hospice of Dayton for the comfort and care provided to Carolyn in her final days. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to any of the above organizations or charity of your choice.
To plant trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published by The Columbus Dispatch from Jun. 16 to Jun. 18, 2021.
No memorial events are currently scheduled.
To offer your sympathy during this difficult time, you can now have memorial trees planted in a National Forest in memory of your loved one.
Please consider a donation as requested by the family.
Sponsored by The Columbus Dispatch.
Add a Message

Not sure what to say?

4 Entries
She was a kind & caring neighbor! She has been missed!
So glad she was with her family in the Dayton Hospice program!
The McCarthy & Peebles Family
Helen McCarthy
June 21, 2021
What a fantastic woman! She was so eager to share her love of nature. She will truly be missed! Love and prayers to the family
Judy Smith
June 19, 2021
Carolyn was a wonderful hygienist: bright, cheerful, professional, and quick to laugh. She was a rare combination of sophistication and earth mother. I knew her when she was practicing with Jerry Bulford, and I always looked forward to hearing her slant on all sorts of things. Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of this amazing mother, grandmother, and mother in law.
Mary Ellen Morgan
June 18, 2021
Mom was an amazing, caring, compassionate, intelligent, strong, beautiful person inside and out.
She was a doting, caring grandma/GG to her beloved grandchildren and great grandson. She was so proud of all of them.
We’ll miss mom always.
Molly Mostyn
June 18, 2021
Showing 1 - 4 of 4 results