Carroll Winifred DeHaan
December 25, 1922 – June 29, 2012
Carroll Winifred DeHaan (Truax), 89, of Mesa died Friday, June 29, 2012. She was born December 25, 1922 in Lake Villa, IL to William and Ida (Strang). She married George J. DeHaan on February 13, 1943 in Waukegan, IL. George preceded her in death in 2004.
Survivors include: daughter Randy Stephens of Georgetown, TX; Bill (Kim) of Gilbert; John (Kimme) of Suwanee, GA; 6 grandchildren Perrin (Annie), Christopher (Kim), Michael (Shelly), Jordyn, Tyler and John-Michael; and 7 great-grandchildren; Blake, Eric, Abby, Claire, Sarah, Easton and Jacob; sister Lois Clark of Whitesboro, TX; sisters-in-law Annette Mirretti of Zion, IL and Dorine Nolan of Sun Lakes.
Carroll enjoyed an active retirement golfing with George and all their good friends in Sun Lakes. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and grandchildren.
We will celebrate her life with a memorial on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 11:30am at the Islands Community Center, 825 S. Islands Drive W, Gilbert, AZ 85233 (nearest intersection is Warner Road and McQueen Road). Service will be followed by a luncheon.
~ Celebration of Life ~
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Carroll Winifred DeHaan
July 31, 2012
Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft star-shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.
Our deepest sympathy during this time.
-- Your QLess family
July 20, 2012
Dear Randy, Bill and John:
We will all miss your mother each and every day. She was my best friend as well as my sister and we shared many many special moments together.
I know she was special to each of you and a tremendous Mom to y'all as well.
Thanks to Bill and Kim, Bob and I got to spend Carroll's 87th birthday and the Christmas holidays with her this last year, a memory I always cherish forever.
I am a bit jealous though that Bob left this earth a few weeks before Carroll to welcome her to a place full of joy, peace and contentment and no more pain. What a joyous experience.
Until we meet again, enjoy being free as a dove. Please give my love to Bob as well as Tom and all the rest of our family.
July 10, 2012
Dear Randy, Bill & John, So sorry to see that your Mom passed away. She & I had some really fun times working at Cottonwood together & golfing all those years ago. We were a good team. Those were the "Good Old Days" Our Sympathy & Good Wishes to all of you & your families. Marilyn & Ralph Carniglia