|Birth: ||Dec. 8, 1951|
|Death: ||Mar. 19, 2009|
Santa Clara County
Carolyn Ann Peoples b 8 Dec 1951 d 19 Mar 2009.
Carolyn was a dear and special friend whose memory will be with me always. She was through out our lives always in my corner and I felt safer for it. It was Carolyn's love, prayers, support, time, and personal devotion that saw my son and me through good times and bad.
She was a woman of quiet inner strength who would give you the shirt off her back. But hurt her daughter or loved ones and she was a force you could not escape. Still no matter the situation she always handled it like the fine lady she was. The song "Three Times A Lady" personifies Carolyn.
Carolyn was always resourceful. How did she come up with her amazing solutions to a problem? When I was sick she brought together groups of volunteers who auctioned their handmade goods to keep me from loosing my home. She cared for my teenage son too who was quite a handful in 1978. Somehow she cared for him, visited me everyday at the hospital,cared for me when I came home and took care of my finances so I didn't have to worry about anything but getting well. There is no way to ever repay her for all she did for me.
Whether it was driving a 100 miles/hr to get me to to the hospital when I was in such horrible pain or coming to the hospital at 3AM when I called about a nurse who treated me badly Carolyn was there. She always confronted each situation with tremendous sensitivity and class. It was as though she could put herself in your exact situation, feel your pain, and always knew the right thing to do to help you through.
The most important person in her life is her daughter Nicole Cherie and she always remained close to her sisters Linda, Jean, and Tina and her Uncle Jessie. Carolyn's parents died when Carolyn, like her daughter, was only 28 years old.
Carolyn always worked hard. She hoped to retire early after working in High Tech high stress production control jobs at Siliconix and Cypress. She worked in customer service at Scientific Products, Comcast and In Shape Fitness too.
Carolyn worked just as hard on her new home she purchased the August before she died. Her last few weeks while visiting with us we watched Tina Turner's Amsterdam concert on the big screen. Throw in a one pound Swiss Chocolate bar and we all said life doesn't get much better.
Carolyn loved life, travel, adventure and having a good time. Most of all she loved her daughter. I know Carolyn watched with great pride as her daughter selected her final resting place on the highest hill at Oak Hill Cemetery (across from the Mausoleum). Carolyn said of her daughter, "I don't just love Nicole I like her so much. I just really like who she is". Carolyn you can rest peacefully knowing Nicole is who she is because she has the great good fortune of having you as her Mother. I too was blessed with great good fortune to have Carolyn Peoples as my friend. I am not alone either there are many others whose life she touched. Carolyn and Nicole are both Christians and find comfort in knowing they will be together again. Thank you my dear friend for all you did for me and so many others.
Written by Sherri Gillespie for her memorial.
Oak Hill Memorial Park
Santa Clara County
Plot: This niche is located in the Christus Wall, Niche C-181.
Maintained by: Nicole Peoples
Originally Created by: Sherri G.
Record added: Jun 27, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54189628
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