Carolyn Alice Reed Halsted, age 84, having spent her last days surrounded by her family, passed away Sunday, April 28, 2019, at the Katherine Luther Home in Clinton, New York.
Carolyn was born in Buffalo, NY on August 29, 1934, to Robert and Ruth(Bunnell)Reed. Carolyn attended Livonia Central Schools and completed her education in California. Carolyn fell in love and married James Halsted on December 18th, 1954, a union that would last 64 years and produce two wonderful daughters.
After retiring, Carolyn and Jim relocated to Myrtle Beach for several years, where she spent time enjoying the beach and actively participating in the Lakewood community before returning to Upstate New York to be closer to family.
Carolyn was an active member of the Conesus Methodist Church, playing the organ for Sunday services as well as directing the choir. She also had a love of music that she was always pleased to share with friends and strangers. Whether it be an impromptu sing along around the organ or accompanying the community variety shows.
Carolyn was predeceased by her husband Jim of 64 years. She is survived by daughters Nancy (Sean)Sommer and Linda (Robert)Winokur , seven grandchildren, Meghan, Shannon, and Matthew Perry, Emily and Jacob Winokur, and Matt and Abby Sommer, brother Robert Reed, as well as sister Suzanne (Richard) Kernahan along with brothers and sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Carolyn’s life will be held at the Conesus United Church on Saturday, May 4th beginning at 1 pm. There will be a short service, followed by visitation in the fellowship hall downstairs. The family invites anyone to stop in and share food, fellowship and memories of Carolyn.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the the Conesus United Church or the Livonia CS music program.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Katherine Luther Home for their care and support during Carolyn’s 5 year stay there.
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