Carolyn Jewell Enberg | Obituary

Carolyn Jewell Enberg of Kirkland, WA, died on June 14, 2020, at the age of 85 years. Born on January 22, 1935, in Seattle, Mom’s heart was always in Kirkland, hometown of the Jewell family for five generations now.

Mom fondly recalled taking the ferryboat from Seattle as a young girl to visit the Jewell family farm, which would later become Edie’s Junktiques (owned by Mom’s “Auntie E.”), then replaced by the current Post Office. She would help her grandfather Clarence milk the cows, and would play in the creek that then ran through town.

Beautiful in every way, with a love for style (picking this up from her mother Edna), Mom was a Seafair Princess in 1957. She married her beloved Roy Enberg in 1961, moving back to Kirkland in the early sixties to raise a family. While taking care of two active sons, Mom served as a “lunch lady” in the Lake Washington School District for more than 25 years. She then volunteered at EvergreenHealth Hospital for a decade more. She and Roy traveled the world in their retirement, but always enjoyed coming back to Kirkland (though she felt the town “had gotten too big for its britches”).

Carolyn was preceded in death, by just a few months, by husband Roy, and by sister JoAnne Pahinui. She is lovingly remembered by brother Warren Palmer (Janet) of Bremerton; sons Michael (Susan) of Kirkland, and Craig (Guy) of Orange, CA; grandkids Gabe and Marlo of Kirkland; and nephews and nieces and other relatives, neighbors and co-workers. A memorial for both Carolyn and Roy will take place later in the year.

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