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Anchorage resident Carolyn Haynes, 50, died June 6, 2007, at home.
A celebration of her life will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesday at her residence, 8132 Wilcox St.
Carolyn was born Oct. 5, 1956, in Manila, Philippines. She graduated from Orange High School in the Cleveland area. Carolyn grew up in a family of five children and lived in many locations as a child, including Chicago and Moreland Hills, Ohio. She lived and enjoyed life in Portland, Ore., and Denver. "Along the way, she made many friends and experienced life to the fullest," her family wrote.
Carolyn came to Alaska in 1985 and homesteaded near Slana with her boyfriend, Mark (whom she later married and divorced). She worked for many years for Conoco Phillips Petroleum on the North Slope as an office manager. She was trained in oil firefighting.
Her family wrote: "Carolyn was known for her generosity and love of life. She created her own raucous Christmas cards, always with a pink flamingo theme and usually involving she and her animals sporting costumes. Carolyn lived and loved life hard. She was a deep thinker and feeler. Wherever she is now is lucky to have her."
Carolyn is survived by her parents, Thomas and Jean Haynes of Burlington, N.C.; sister and brother-in-law, Christine and Dale Winsberg of Cleveland Heights, Ohio; brothers and sisters-in-law, Chuck and Wilma Haynes of St. Michael, Minn., Thomas and Andrea Haynes of Apex, N.C., and Michael and Becky Haynes of Birmingham, England; eight nieces and nephews; and many dear friends including Brenda Jackinsky, Pat Godfrey, Margaret Sternbach, Timothy "Butch" Northcutt, Lynn Langley, John Friemering, Barry Luecker and Charles Morrison.
Friends may send condolences to Thomas and Jean Haynes, 3742 Luther Court, Burlington, N.C. 27215.
Arrangements were by Anchorage Funeral Home and Crematory
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