Monday, October 17, 2011

In Memory of Carolyn Horton

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.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

So very sorry to hear. Great people like that are hard to come by. I know she will be missed by many.

David said...

Her friends at the library were a big part of Carolyn's life. She loved you guys.
The family, as far away as Beijing, China, has read your kind post and we all thank you for it. Carolyn would have been pleased.
Thank you all.
David Horton

Betty Lou Morris said...

Carolyn shared her talents and her time to benefit all of us. Her great personality will be missed as well.

Mary said...

Carolyn and Dave were our neighbors. She was the best neighbor anyone could ask for. She was a combination welcome wagon/neighborhood watch with a welcoming smile for everyone. She also loved Mt Clemens. I miss her already!

Donald Worrell said...

All of us here at Mount Clemens Public Library will miss Carolyn greatly. She was a talented and dependable volunteer, always ready with a smile and a cheerful disposition. Truly a gem of a
person!
--Don Worrell

Jennifer said...

I heard last week of Carolyns passing. We are so sorry for your loss she was a wonderful neighbor and friend.
Jennifer & Tanner