November 26, 1926 – September 12, 2020
Carolyn Elizabeth (Olson) Barnes, of Monument Beach, passed away on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at the JML Care Center in Falmouth. She was the loving wife of Elwyn R. Barnes.
Born in Endicott, NY a daughter of the late Oscar Luther and Mabel (Somers) Olson.
She was a homemaker and kept a beautiful home. She made it a comfortable place for her family.
She was a sweet and gentle soul. She was a fierce, defiant and determined fighter. She appreciated the value of kindness. She was a military wife and, as such, was faithful to fulfill the duties of that office. She did not judge others unless they were Republicans. She loved movies, and music, and singers and dancers and she loved her children.
Her commitment to reading and learning and being aware of the news of the world were remarkable and should serve as a model for everyone.
In addition to her husband of 75 years, she is survived by her children Kathleen L. McWilliams of Pocasset, MA, Susan Small of Cincinnati, Ohio, Thomas R. Barnes of Bourne, MA, Linda J. Barnes of Yarmouth and Dr. Andrea Barnes of Weymouth, MA; 8 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her siblings Lorraine Packard, Jack Olson, Bill Olson and Donald Olson.
Her visitation will be 12 to 2 on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at the Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home 40 MacArthur Blvd., Interment is private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in her memorial can be made to Bourne United Methodist Church.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Burial is private.
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