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Carolyn Beth Faulkner
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Carolyn Beth Faulkner Memorial Fund
The Carolyn Beth Faulkner memorial fund is a true testament of Carolyn’s luster for life and the complete love for her family. The scholarship that will be awarded in her name will go to a senior at Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School for local community service in a nursing home/rehab. The individual will have to volunteer their time with patients who have no family, friends and/or visitors. The small act of playing bingo, cards, reading a book, taking them for a walk and just being a friend means so much to people who don’t have anyone to love them. Carolyn was in Rehab at the Royal of Fairhaven in MA and she told me countless times how it was so sad that some of the patients never had someone come visit them. She said no one should be alone at this point of their lives that everyone needs to feel loved. The idea was formed from her passion beyond her own feelings for so many other people.
Carolyn Faulkner was born on September 29, 1964 in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts; she grew up her whole life in Mattapoisett going through the local schools until high school. Carolyn was accepted into OCRVTHS as a freshman and was the first girl to take a non- traditional shop carpentry. Carolyn had a love for cheerleading and had a voice to back it up; so many people were amazed at the sheer volume that would come from this petite girl. She cheered all four years and graduated in 1982 with honors and still continued to coach the cheering squad for years after she loved it so much.
Carolyn coached until the birth of her first son Steven Jr. in 1987. She worked in the trade for years and just loved schooling men that thought they could take advantage of her because she was a woman in a man’s trade. She finally had to leave the trade because of our special needs son Dylan; Dylan’s needs were so time consuming that she knew that he needed her full attention. Carolyn would not be put back by this though, so she started her own business Crystal Clean Cleaning service and ran it for fifteens years along with the birth of our beautiful daughter Katarina.
Carolyn was told when she was a teenager that she would not be able to have children so she devoted her entire life to her three kids. She had a passion to make them better people and to never judge people by their looks or appearance. Carolyn would give anything and everything for her children even if it meant going without herself, whether it be food or clothing. Her husband and three kids were her world and her reasons for the battle that was coming. She enjoyed motorcycle riding and snowmobiling in the Diamond Pond area of Northern New Hampshire.
Carolyn was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer in January of 2004 and within a year it had gone metastatic. She fought an extremely courageous battle through hundreds of chemotherapy treatments, radiation treatments and two brain tumors. Carolyn just had a fight for life and love for her family that would encompass the next nine and a half years. She embraced everyday like it was a new day and would say “live everyday like it is your last because you just never know”. Carolyn past away from our loving hands to the Lord on May 31, 2013, We will miss her tremendously and love her forever!!!!
- Steve Faulkner
CharitySmith accepts donations in two ways:
Carolyn Beth Faulkner Memorial Fund
CharitySmith Nonprofit Foundation
13100 Filly Lane
Truckee, CA 96161
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The above Memorial Fund is established as a division of CharitySmith Nonprofit Foundation (EIN 87-0636433). All donations are tax deductible in accordance with federal tax law. Receipts for tax purposes are sent via US Mail within two weeks of donation. Please consider asking if your employer participates in a gift-matching program. If so, your donation may be matched by your employer. For questions regarding your donation or this memorial fund please contact CharitySmith.