Betty Carolyn Caskin

July 3, 1937December 31, 2018

Betty “Carolyn” Caskin, 81, passed away on Monday, December 31, 2018 in West Des Moines, IA. Services for Carolyn will be at a later date and time in Arkansas.

Carolyn was born in Little Rock, AR on July 3, 1937 to Charles Newton Goodwin and Era (Haggard) Goodwin. She was a loving widow, sister, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Growing up, Carolyn enjoyed sports and roller skating. As an adult, she enjoyed gardening, quilting, sewing, dancing, and her faith within the Baptist Church. Carolyn lived in Arkansas most of her life, but did live in various locations though out the United States and abroad, including, Iowa, Illinois, North Carolina, Germany and Taiwan. Carolyn also had a variety of jobs, including Sterling Department Stores, the United States Post Office, Weil Pump in Chicago, IL, and Ben E. Keith Foods. Carolyn will be remembered for generous, giving spirit, sense of humor and her feistiness.

She is survived by her sister, Lula Mae (Charles) Bewely; children, Mary Lynn OReilly, Rick (Cami) Moody, and Peggy (John) Matteoni; three grandchildren; two great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Charles Newton Goodwin Jr. and Roy Jewell “RJ” Goodwin.

We would like to say a special Thank you for Wesley Life Hospice and Jeanette for their dedication, support and friendship in Carolyn’s last weeks with us.


Betty Carolyn Caskin

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