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Carolyn Gillet

September 23, 1938 — March 22, 2017

Carolyn LaVerta (Walker) Gillet, the daughter of Clarence Orin and Iva (Antley) Walker was born September 23, 1938 in Holly Ridge, Louisiana. Carolyn entered eternal rest surrounded by her family on Wednesday, March 22, 20107 at CHI Health Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha, at the age of seventy-eight years, five months, and twenty- seven days.
She grew up and worked hard on a cotton farm with her family. Carolyn graduated from Holly Ridge High School with the class of 1957 and later attended McNeese State University in Lake Charles Louisiana. Carolyn worked as a telephone operator for Southern Bell. She moved to Corning in the fall of 1959 and married Richard Eldon Gillet on September 30, 1959.
Carolyn worked various jobs including, a waitress, a certified nurse’s aide at the Corning Nursing Home and Rosary Hospital in Corning. She later worked at Easy Heat Wire craft, but she found her most joy as a farmwife and mother.
Carolyn was a member of the Neighborly Neighbor Cub and TOPS. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, traveling back to Louisiana and country music. She collected oil lamps and dolls. She loved to read books and devoutly studied the Bible.
Left to cherish Carolyn’s memory is her loving husband of 58 years, Richard of Corning; her children: Dale (Wilma) Gillet of Glenwood, Suzanne Gillet-Bialkowsky of Stevenson, Washington and Gary (Kari) Gillet of Richfield, Minnesota; eight grandchildren: Elizabeth Bialkowsky, Cathy Gillet, Jonathan Gillet, Rutger Bialkowsky, Leah Gillet, Alex Gillet, Melanie Gillet and Lily Gillet; two sisters: Mary Powell of Holly Ridge, Louisiana and Recie Thomas of Hemet, California; sister-in-law, Jan Walker of Holly Ridge, Louisiana; 16 nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
Preceding Carolyn in death were her parents; two brothers: Olin and Sonny Walker; three sisters: Dorothy Watson, Geneva Goree and Grace Remmer; brothers-in-law: Lee Powell, Bob Watson, Bill

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