Carolyn Sue Haynes
October 22, 1936-August 2, 2018
Carolyn Sue Haynes , 81 of Hanford, CA passed away peacefully in the comfort of her own home, surrounded by her loving children and caregiver Lulu. Carolyn had passed from complications with Parkinson's Disease.
Carolyn was born in October of 1936 in Elk City, Oklahoma to Emma Pauline and Eugene Culp. She was the first born of two girls. When Carolyn was a toddler her family moved to Porterville, CA where her parents bought a large chicken ranch. Her father was a distributor for Dr. Pepper and sold their eggs on the route. Carolyn was in charge of cleaning and gathering the eggs. She had a fond love of chickens!
In August of 1954 she married her high school sweetheart Jay. They moved to Hanford and had three beautiful children. While raising three children she decided to go through the LVN Program and became an awesome nurse at Sacred Heart Hospital. She worked there for 20+ years.
In 1979 Carolyn and Jay started their family business, Haynes & Sons Well Drilling , LLC with their oldest son and soon after their youngest son joined them. In a few short years she retired from nursing to take care of the everyday office duties for Haynes & Sons.
Carolyn had a deep love for God, gardening, all animals, anything crafty, and spending time with family and friends. She had a wonderful way of making you feel welcomed and Loved! Her beautiful smile would melt your heart. She especially loved spending time with the grandkids , taking them to the library to get their personal library card, to making gingerbread houses , going to the latest kid movie, doing arts and crafts with them, just the best Grandma Ever!!
Carolyn is survived by her son James C Haynes JR. ; daughter and son-in-law Julie & Doug Freitas ; son Claude E Haynes ; Three sister-in-laws Betty Sylvester(Family) ; Norma Didway ; Marqueta & Alan Thomas ; Four grandsons Shawn(Casey Haynes) ; Jacob(Brittany Freitas); Aaron Freitas( Kim Weaver); Joshua Freitas ; Two neices Debbie Simas (Family); Cassey Sanchez(Family); Four nephews Brett Shepherd(Shavon Hutchison) ; Heath (Nicole Shepherd) ; Bobby Raines (Vickie); Mitchell (Becky Didway).
She was preceded in death by her husband Jay, mother Polly, sister Jeanne, brother Donnie and great grandson Baby Davis.
All of the staff at Hospice were so helpful and caring! A Very Special ' Thank You ' to Lulu, Nurse Mary and Nurse James!! We could not of made it without you!!!
Carolyn's Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, August 18th, 10am at Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel 420 W 'D' Street in Lemoore. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in loving memory for Carolyn to Adventist Health Home Care and Hospice Services ; 440 Greenfield Ave. Ste. B Hanford, CA 93230. 559-537-2860