Carolyn Melody Cawley, Colorado Springs, Colorado, graduated to Heaven Tuesday, May 9th, 2023.
She was 71 years old. Carolyn was born March 5th, 1952, in Springfield, Massachusetts; daughter to the late Raymond Bates Buker Jr. and Jean MacGregor Buker.
At the age of 2, Carolyn and the family traveled to Pakistan where her parents served as Missionaries. Her formative years were spent in boarding school at Murree Christian School in Pakistan. She was known for her sense of humor, strong independence, and
adventurous nature. She knew from an early age she wanted to be a nurse and accomplished this after returning to the U.S. by graduating nursing school at St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood, Colorado. She served as a nurse in Colorado until having children,
and then returned again in her later years. She loved decorating and celebrating every event with a creative and loving spirit.
Carolyn loved hosting every occasion where family could be together.
From Michelle - She was an amazing woman that cared about all those who came across her path. She always wanted to make sure that everyone felt special and loved. There are not enough good, kind, deserving words that expressed who she was. She was generous, loving, kind, accepting and humble. How do you put words to what she really was?? The strength and fight that she had was passed down to her amazing legacy is apparent and passed down to future generations that will thank her and honor her. She was THE BEST!!
From Christina - My mom was a fighter! Ever since I can remember she has fought for life, hers and others! She was about family, always making sure everyone no matter beliefs or background, you were always welcome! I love all the special memories I have with her! I miss our walks, talks and adventures together! I love you so much!
From Tamara: My mother was the best, most caring mother. She was the glue that held our family together, she loved planning get-togethers and loved traditions. She was unique and so loving with a hint of sass. Class and style dripped from her.
She attended Village seven Presbyterian Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Jim Ira Cawley; and her brother, Benjamin.
Carolyn is survived by her three daughters, Michelle Ingrum (Carrie Ingrum), Christina (Andrew) Froehlich, and Tamara (Paul) Durivage. She was the loving grandmother of five grandchildren, Amber Mazzei, Brittany Trumble, Emily Wichman, Lilly Froehlich, Jaxson Ingrum, and Melynee Ingrum. She also leaves behind one great grandchild, Jamison Mazzei. Her sister, Merelyn Brown, her brothers, Stephen Buker, and Timothy Buker.
Funeral Service, 2:00PM, Thursday, May 18, 2023, Village Seven Presbyterian Church located, 4040 Nonchalant Cir South, Colorado Springs, Colorado.