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
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Published by The Columbus Dispatch from Jun. 16 to Jun. 18, 2021.