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Carolyn Elizabeth Garwood

April 13, 1939 - December 31, 2018
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Bethel United Methodist Church
129 West 4th Street
Lewes, DE 19958
Saturday 1/12, 11:00 am

Carolyn Elizabeth Garwood, age 79, of Lewes, DE passed away peacefully to be with the Lord on December 31, 2018. She was born on April 13, 1939 in Wilmington, DE to the late Paul Morris Maxwell and Verna Elizabeth (Bland) Maxwell. Carolyn was an active member of Bethel United Methodist Church. She was a memberContinue Reading

Bob Watson left a message on January 31, 2019:
I am sorry that Carolyn has passed and my thoughts are with her and her family. She was kind and thoughtful and certainly part of the reason we bought our home in Lewes. I regret I had not seen her recently, but I am glad she is at peace and with John.
kathy Alphin left a message on January 10, 2019:
To Anne and girls,
I have worked with Carolyn at Avon Products for years. We became good friends and had alot of good times together. I still have all her cards and letters from her mother who I cared about deeply. So sorry for your lost. She loved her family. Now she is with John and her loved ones already passed on. She is finally home and her faith was strong. I wish your family peace.
Barbara yox left a message on January 9, 2019:
I'm sorry to hear Carolyn has left us. She was a good friend and a large part of the cancer support community. we all loved her very much. I will miss her a lot.

Barbara Yox
Barb Shelton left a message on January 8, 2019:
Anne, Sam & Abby,
I am so sorry to hear about the lost of our dear Carolyn (or Boo, as I called her). Memories of our countless discussions and funny banter over many dinners will always remind me of not only her incredible courage in times of difficulties, but also her unshakable faith in God, her love of life and everything in it, and her pride in, and love for, you three. I know she'll be waiting for me with a hot fudge sundae (for me) and a strawberry one (for her) so we can finally solve the problems of the world we never quite solved during our many nights at Lewes Beach!
God rest her sweet, caring, fun-loving soul, and wishing all three of you peace at this difficult time.
Beverly Delli Dellisanti Dellisanti left a message on January 8, 2019:
So sorry to hear of the passing of your mom and grandma. I met her through the Elizabeth circle at Bethel. She spoke of the three of you often and loved all of your. She was always true to her faith. I know she is smiling down on all of you and free of pain. I will miss her. Bev Delli Santi
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Kathy Bergen left a message on January 6, 2019:
I am so sorry to hear of Carolyn's passing. Carolyn was one of the first people I met when I joined cancer support group of DE. She was so welcoming to me. I, too have ovarian cancer and we bonded over this and cats. She was my inspiration. She was the glue that held our little group together. Carolyn was a very special person and she will be missed dearly by me and the rest of cancer support support group.
Debbie and Dave Fogg left a message on January 5, 2019:
We're so sorry and sad to hear of Carolyn's passing. We're her neighbors in Lewes and she was always so kind and welcoming to us. What a brave, positive, and caring spirit she had!! We'll miss her very much.
You're all in our thoughts and prayers. Very sincerely, Debbie, Dave and the entire Fogg family.
John V. Noel Noel left a message on January 5, 2019:
My sympathies in the loss of your mother Anne. I'm sure that you don't remember me, but, I was a frequent visitor to your home when Carolyn was my secretary in data processing at AVON. She also gave my family our first cat (silver gray kitten). I truly enjoyed knowing her and John. You have my sympathies.
Iva Bradfield left a message on January 4, 2019:
Anne and girls. So sorry to hear of Carolyn's passing, A word of encouragement,"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints." Psalms 116:15. I am sure Jesus was waiting to carry her to her heavenly home. I am praying for you all.
Caddie Ann Joseph left a message on January 3, 2019:
We are long-term members of Bethel U.M. Church in Lewes. We really got to know Carolyn when her husband, John, became ill. As members of the Lewes Fire Dept Ambulance squad, we moved John from their home to Beebe Hospital several times. When I became ill with Multiple Myeloma, Carolyn made a point of calling me every Sunday afternoon to encourage me. I'm sorry to say I wasn't able to return the favor but she was always in my nightly prayers. It was announced at the 0915 service last Sunday that she was in hospice care. Regretfully, where she was with hospice wasn't announced. With the holiday, we were not able to find out "where" she was with Hospice, i.e., home, Milford Hospice or elsewhere. Carolyn will never be forgotten. I know she is smiling in Heaven and John is too. Caddie Ann Joseph, husband, "Chubby".
susan hamadock left a message on January 3, 2019:
Dear Anne, Same and Abby, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved mother and grand mother. I had the great privilege of knowing her through the Cancer Support Group. She was truly a first rate human being, a joy to be with, loving and supportive to all and mostly she was a Warrior. You were blessed to have your own Super Hero. She inspired so many and taught us all to have a little more faith and a little less fear. I loved her as did everyone who shared the journey with her. I'm sure she will be with you and watching over you always.
Susan Hamadock
Joe & Teresa LoPorto left a message on January 3, 2019:
Dear Anne, Sam & Abby, Please accept our condolences on the loss of your beloved mother and grandmother. The deep loving bond you had with her must make this a very difficult separation. May it bring you comfort knowing she is at peace and that we'll all see her again in heaven. God bless all of you!
Ivy Benson left a message on January 3, 2019:
My condolences to your family. Carolyn was the Data Processing Department Secretary at Avon for many years. She was always cheerful and helpful to all...and that beautiful laugh...I actually saw her last year at 1776 Steak House at lunch time...I heard her laugh and as she was leaving, I said Carolyn is that you? and she said how did you recognize me and I said but, of course, that laugh! May she rest in peace with the Lord.Best Regards,Ivy Benson
jack & Joan O'Day left a message on January 3, 2019:
Anne - so sorry about the loss of your Mom. She was special to us. She typed many of my college papers for me. We cannot come to the service. Last year we planned a trip to New Zealand. On the 12th we will be in Houston waiting for our direct fight to New Zealand. We will be thinking of you and praying for you and your family. Jack & Joan O'Day
Peggy Gastner left a message on January 3, 2019:
I am sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I was blessed to get to know Carolyn through the Elizabeth Circle at Bethel. She was always a positive and cheerful member at our gatherings, and I will miss her.
Norma Reyes left a message on January 3, 2019:
Anne and family,
My deepest condolences to you and your family. She was so proud of her beautiful family and spoke fondly of you all. I will miss my dear friend and am eternally grateful for having her in my life. Norma
Lee Ann Wilkinson left a message on January 3, 2019:
Anne , I'm so sorry to hear about your mom . I spoke to her before Christmas and she sounded so good . I look forward to seeing you and your girls at the service on the 12th .
Susan Fisher left a message on January 2, 2019:
Dear Anne and daughters,Sending condolences and prayers to all of you in the loss of your Mom and grandmother. She was a strong and kind lady. She was so kind to me when I loss my husband. We will
certainly miss seeing her come into Lloyds to do her shopping. She always had a kind word and a smile on
her face. She always spoke of you and the girls lovingly. Keeping you in thought and prayer during these
difficult days.
Susan Fisher
Marlene Davis left a message on January 2, 2019:
Carolyn changed my life when I met her in the Cancer Support Group. She confirmed for me that my faith in God, along with a strong will to live, love and support of family and friends,and laughter in the face of evil (cancer) is is truly powerful. We became friends from the day we met, and I will miss her long talks at night and her wisdom. Ann, Abby and Sam: I feel like I've known you forever. Carolyn loved you more than life. I know you will miss her terribly. She will always be watching over you; I have no doubt. Love, Marlene
Nancy Duffy left a message on January 2, 2019:
I'm so sorry for your loss. I know how much she meant to you Abby and your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you all
RT Foard left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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