Mount Clemens Public Library has lost a great friend in the death earlier this week of Carolyn Horton, one of our long time genealogy volunteers. Carolyn was an active member of the Macomb County Genealogy Group and donated thousands of hours of indexing time to the development of the local history databases that are so valuable to our researchers. Computer work was one of her special skills and we have her efforts to thank for much of the retrospective data entry that was done in our obituary index.
In addition to the indexing and data entry work that she did, Carolyn was a cheerful volunteer assistant in the genealogy room, and helped many library patrons further their family research. In recent months she lived with her daughter in Arizona while battling illness, but despite her struggles she did not forget her genealogy friends in Mount Clemens and kept in touch through calls and e-mails. We, likewise, will never forget Carolyn. She will be greatly missed.