Carolyn Poole, 83, of Arlington, Va passed away peacefully on October 5, 2018. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 48 years, David G. Poole. She is survived by her dear children Tim (Katie), Ethan (Trudy) and Amy (Chris) Williams, faithful sister and brother Janice (Russell) Rhodes and Michael (Kathy) Morton and her sweet grandchildren Griffin, Caroline, Delaney, Whitney, Savannah, Austin, and Riley, family and friends.
It was important to Carolyn to spend time with family, friends, and neighbors (which were friends too) and to explore new things and places. She loved to talk about West Virginia, places she visited, and people she met. There wasn’t anyone she met that wasn’t a friend. Her warmth and spirit of hospitality readily turned strangers into friends.
Carolyn was the daughter of the late Shirley and Ruth Morton. Carolyn lived in Williamstown, WVA before moving to Virginia. She graduated from Marietta College with BS Degree and West Virginia University with a Master’s Degree. She worked in Arlington Public Schools before raising three children. Then she worked at National Science Foundation and at Timber Lane Elementary in Fairfax County Public Schools. She was a member of the following, to name only a few: Cherrydale UMC, Red Hats Society, Washington Inter Wheel International, Berea Dancers (Kentucky).
Family and friends are invited to visit the family on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 6-8. The funeral will be on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 3 PM, both at Cherrydale United Methodist Church at 3701 Lorcom Lane, Arlington, Va. A reception will follow at the church. Internment will take place at a later date. Donations may be made to Cherrydale United Methodist Church.