|Birth: ||Mar. 2, 1921|
Los Angeles County
|Death: ||Jun. 29, 2001|
Herald and News
Monday, July 2, 2001
Long-time Langell Valley resident, Carolyn Grace Dearborn, age 80, died Friday, June 29, 2001, in Klamath Falls. She is survived by her Sons & Daughters-in-law, Ted & Diane Dearborn of Eugene, OR. and Mark & Poppy Dearborn of Motewaka, New Zealand; Brother & Sister-in-law, Art& Lois Monroe of Beatrice, NE; Grandchildren Danice and Jennie Dearborn of Christ Church New Zealand, Josh Dearborn of Eugene, OR and Bryn Dearborn and his wife Sue of Boston, Massachusetts. She also is survived by numerous nieces and nephews and many, many dear friends. She was preceded in death by her husband,
Herald and News, July 3, 2001
Carolyn Grace Dearborn, 80, died June 29, 2001, of natural causes in Klamath Falls.
Mrs. Dearborn was born March 9, 1921, in Hollywood, Calif., to Paul and Madeline (Prior) Monroe.
She spent the first three years of her life on the family farm in Bishop, Calif.
In 1924, she moved with her family to a ranch in Langell Valley. The family of her future husband also had a farm in the Owens Valley of California until relocating to Langell Valley in 1930.
She graduated from Bonanza High School in 1938, then attended Oregon State University.
She married Myron "Mike" Dearborn on Nov. 18, 1941, and they made their home in Langell Valley, where they owned and operated a farm, growing hay and raising cattle, chickens and pigs.
After their children were grown, they retired and moved to Fort Bidwell.
Her husband preceded her in death there prior to her moving to Klamath Falls.
Mrs. Dearborn enjoyed swimming and, until recently, swam at the YMCA three times a week. She also enjoyed reading and needlework and loved gardening, landscaping, fishing, camping, knitting and crocheting.
She liked to can he produce and made numerous items, including hand-embroidered items, for the annual St. Barnabas Bazaar.
She belonged to a group of ladies in Bonanza who played cards and enjoyed going to Sojourners to lay pinochle in the afternoon and going to luncheons with former classmates.
Mrs. Dearborn was active in public school functions, helping with fund raisers and the Parents-Teachers Association.
She traveled extensively in the United States and numerous other countries, including New Zealand, where she visited family members, Australia and the Panama Canal.
For several years, she was a substitute mail carrier in Langell Valley and an active Merle West Guild member. She was also an accomplished cook.
In the past 10 years, she worked diligently on her own and her husband's genealogy.
Mrs. Dearborn handed out diplomas at Bonanza High School graduations, was active in 4-H animal clubs, for which she was a leader, and was a member of Trails West of Nevada, Klamath County Historical Society and St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, where she taught Sunday school for 25 years and was a member of the guild and the altar society.
She was also a member of Langell Valley Home Extension, the Garden Club, and SMART (Start Making a Reader Today) at Ferguson Elementary School.
Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Ted and Diane Dearborn of Eugene and Mark and Poppy Dearborn of Motewaka, New Zealand; brother and sister-in-law, Art and Lois Monroe of Green Valley, Ariz.; daughter-in-law, Kathy Britt of New Zealand; grandchildren, Danice and Jenni Dearborn of Christchurch, New Zealand and Josh Dearborn of Portland; grandson, Bryn Dearborn and his wife, Sue, of Boston; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Paul Dearborn, and an infant daughter.
Myron William Dearborn (1917 - 1918)
Paul Wesley Dearborn (1945 - 1988)*
Note: Shares headstone with husband, Myron
Fort Bidwell Cemetery
Plot: Section 15
Created by: J
Record added: Feb 27, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48889799