Carolyn <I>Wood</I> Saas

Carolyn Wood Saas

Birth
Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 16 Jun 2006 (aged 86)
Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
Burial Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin, USA
Plot block 244-10-2
Memorial ID 126585527 · View Source
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Carolyn Wood SAAS December 26, 1919 - June 16, 2006 Our Mama died peacefully on June 16, 2006, in Seattle, Washington.

She was born the day after Christmas to Pierpont Jonathon Edwards Wood and Helen Jeffris Wood in Janesville, Wisconsin. Carolyn grew up in Janesville, attended Janesville High School and graduated Dana Hall in Wellesley, MA. She studied voice for four years in Chicago before making her debut as a Soprano in May, 1942. In 1943 she gave up a promising career as a singer to join the WASPS (Women's Army Service Pilots). Before joining the WASPS, she received her private pilot's license at the Janesville City Airport. Mom's class (44-W-1) was dubbed the "SUPPER-WASPS" because they were the first WASPS in government uniform and the first graduates of the new stepped-up training curriculum. She received her wings in February, 1944. On June 17, 1946, Carolyn married First Lieutenant David Glasgow Haumerson. Their two children, Melissa and Nancy, were born in 1946 and 1950. Eventually they moved to the Pacific Northwest, where David died in 1967. Carolyn remarried in 1968 to Dr. Paul Osmun. After his death she married Francis B. Saas and moved to Northbrook, IL. Upon his death in 1984 she relocated to Seattle, WA, to be with her daughters.

She is survived by her 2 daughters, Melissa and Nancy Roys and Nancy's husband, Tom. She was preceded in death by her 2 brothers, Steven P.J.E. Wood and Malcolm Jeffris Wood; and her 3 husbands: David Glasgow Haumerson, Dr. Paul Osmun, and Francis B. Saas. She was one of the kindest, most generous people. She had the ability to brighten up a room full of people with her wonderful smile and great sense of humor. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Published in The Seattle Times on Aug. 13, 2006


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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Carolyn Wood Saas (26 Dec 1919–16 Jun 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 126585527, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .