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Carolyn May "Dolly" Geschwend Benedick
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Birth: May 2, 1920
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
Death: Apr. 6, 2005
Oak Harbor
Island County
Washington, USA

Carolyn was born in Detroit, MI on May 2, 1920 to William and Clara (Herbst) Geschwend. After graduating from Southwestern High School in Detroit in 1938, she worked as an elevator operator at Bohn Aluminum & Brass Corp in downtown Detroit. On November 18, 1939 she married Anthony Benedick of Detroit in the upstairs nondenominational Chapel of the First United Methodist Church in Reno, NV. They made their home in Vallejo, CA near Mare Island where Anthony was a welder. A few years later they moved to Alameda, CA where Anthony worked at the Alameda Naval Air Station. Anthony preceded her in death March 20, 1970. After his death, Carolyn was employed at the Alameda Free Library, Alameda, CA. She retired from the library in 1985. In 1995, she moved to Oak Harbor, WA to be near her daughter and son-in-law.

Family members include:
Sister: Meta Girard of Florida,
Daughter and Son in law: Carol and Garry Lutz of Oak Harbor, WA
Son and Daughter in law: John and Bella Benedick of Norton, MA
Grandchildren: Kelly Campbell and wife Jennifer of Hayward, CA
Andrew Benedick and wife Erica of Arlington, MA
Ann Benedick of (city), MA,
Kate and Emma Benedick of Norton, MA
One grandchild, Jeffery Campbell, predeceased her in 1990.
Grandchildren by marriage:
Pam Balstad and husband Garret of Auburn, WA
Tabetha Lutz-Scott and husband Bob of Oak Harbor, WA
Tim Lutz and wife Angela of Waterville, WA
Ted Lutz and wife Heidi of Oak Harbor.
She is survived by 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

A private family graveside service will be held at Sunnyside Cemetery in Coupeville, WA.

William John Geschwend (1885 - 1961)
  Clara Anna Herbst Geschwend (1890 - 1980)
  Anthony John Benedick (1916 - 1970)
  Martin Gottlieb Geschwend (1916 - 1973)*
  Carolyn May Geschwend Benedick (1920 - 2005)
  Russell William Geschwend (1922 - 1923)*
*Calculated relationship
Sunnyside Cemetery
Island County
Washington, USA
Plot: Block 1, Lot 7, Space H / Website:
Created by: Carol Lutz
Record added: Apr 07, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10737000
Carolyn May Dolly <i>Geschwend</i> Benedick
Added by: Carol Lutz
Carolyn May Dolly <i>Geschwend</i> Benedick
Added by: Carol Lutz
Carolyn May Dolly <i>Geschwend</i> Benedick
Added by: Carol Lutz
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You loved the theater and acting. I miss you so much mother. Your family, you told me, use to call you the Movie Queen because you went to the movies so much, even by yourself.
- Lynn
 Added: May. 2, 2007
It has been a year already since you crossed the rainbow bridge. Today would have been your Birthday. I miss you so very much Mother.
- Carol Lutz
 Added: May. 2, 2006
God's blessings to you and your family.

May you rest in Heavenly peace...
- Me & Badger ♥
 Added: Apr. 7, 2005
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