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Carolyn K. House

July 4, 1921 — October 19, 2015

Carolyn K. House, 94, of NYS Rte. 73 in Keene Valley passed away Monday, October 19, 2015 at the Elizabethtown Community Hospital in Elizabethtown, NY. She was born in Binghamton, NY on July 4, 1921 to the late Joseph and Josephine (Slezak) Ksionzyk.

Carolyn graduated from Alice Freeman Palmer Central School in Windsor, NY and went on to Charles S. Wilson Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Johnson City, NY. Carolyn moved to Keene Valley in 1945 to be near her “big” sister and work at the Keene Valley Neighborhood House as a registered nurse. She subsequently met Frederic House and they were married on May 31, 1946. She was employed at the Neighborhood House and then the Keene Valley Hospital until her retirement in the mid -1970’s.

Carolyn enjoyed traveling with family and friends, golfing, knitting and in later years was passionate about counted cross-stitch. One of her greatest joys was spending time with her family. She took special pride in mowing her lawn and was often seen on her riding lawn mower. One local resident commented that “the older your mother gets, the bigger her riding mower gets”. Carolyn was “Granny” or “Granny Carolyn” to many children in her extended family.

Carolyn is survived by her two children: Lawrence (Larry) House of Keene Valley, Diana House also of Keene Valley, one granddaughter, Amanda Batres and her husband Juan of Charlotte, NC and one great granddaughter, Victoria. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and four step-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her husband, Fred; one sister Julia; and three brothers, Stanley, John and Edward.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, October 26, 2015 at the Keene Valley Congregational Church in Keene Valley, NY. Burial will follow immediately at Norton Cemetery in Keene.

Donations in Carolyn’s memory may be made to the Keene Valley Fire Department Ambulance Fund or the Frederica Mitchell Legacy Fund at the Keene Valley Congregational Church. An opportunity to share memories and stories at Baxter Mountain Tavern will follow the burial

Arrangements have been entrusted to Marvin-Heald Funeral Home, 7521 Court Street in Elizabethtown.

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