Kathleen S. Carawan

December 29, 1932 - July 24, 2016

12/29/1932 - 07/24/2016

Past Services

Visitation
Sunday July 31, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Chesapeake Chapel
929 Battlefield Blvd S
Chesapeake, VA 23322
(757) 482-3311 | Directions
Service
Monday August 01, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Portlock United Methodist Church
2615 Bainbridge Blvd
Chesapeake, VA 23324
(757) 543-2627 | Directions

Kathleen S. Carawan (Dolly), 83, beloved wife of 63 years to the late Rona B Carawan, Jr. was received in the arms of our Heavenly Father, Sunday, July 24, 2016. She was born in the Isle of Wight to the late Carroll Wesley Sawyer and the late Kathleen Hatfield Perry.
Dolly was an active member of Portlock United Methodist Church. The two most important things to her was the Lord and her family. She brought joy, love, and laughter to everyone she touched, she was always ready to help others, she never forgot a birthday, and she loved to tell her jokes. Her interests were varied; she owned a hair salon, worked as a secretary, a realtor, quilter, and she loved making ceramic dolls.
In addition to her parents and loving husband, she was predeceased by 2 grandchildren, Kristin and Keith, Jr.
Left to cherish her memory are her children Rona B. Carawan (Susan) of Franklin, VA; Marvin L. Carawan (Linda) of Chesapeake; Keith W. Carawan of Chesapeake; Teresa C. Joyner (Howard) of Chesapeake; her grandchildren Teri (Peyt), Shannon, Brandon (Danielle), Marvin Jr. “Bubba” (Laurie), Aislyn (Shane), Clint (Amber), Matthew, Shannon, Patrick (Amber), and Emily; her great-grandchildren, Jacob, Jordan, Julia, Jenna, Jayden, Jillian, Madie, Brodie, Jackson, Taylor, Parker, Colby, Carter, Camryn, Cara, Catie, Colton, Corrie, Caroline, Cade, Katie, Addison, and Fiona; brother George W. Hosking (Jorene) of Chesapeake; and sister Charlotte Lassiter (Pete) of Chesapeake; and extended family and friends.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Sunday, July 31, 2016 at Altmeyer Funeral Home-Chesapeake Chapel (929 Battlefield Blvd S.). A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 1, 2016 at Portlock United Methodist Church (2615 Bainbridge Rd. Chesapeake). The burial will be at Rosewood Memorial Park, Virginia Beach.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Portlock United Methodist Church Building Fund. To make a contribution to the fund, please click HERE.
The Altmeyer Funeral Home-Chesapeake is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed by clicking on the “post a condolence” button below.

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MR AND MRS RAY HIPP
6 years ago

DOLLY WAS A VERY SPECIAL PERSON SHE WASA PART OF OUR ADOPTED DOLL FAMILY SO MANY LAUGHS — FULL OF LIFE — YOU FIT INTO OUR LIVES WE LOVE YOU FOR SO MANY REASONS YOU BROUGHT CHEERFULDAYS TO OUR WORLD WE WILL MISS YOUAND YOUR HAPPINESS WE ARE THE BETTER FOR HAVING KNOWN YOU WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU ALL THE CHUCKLES AND SHARING SO MANY THINGS FUN DAYS THANK YOU — MR RAY – BIRDIE

Chuck & Diane Arthur
6 years ago

To the entire family sweet Dolly will be missed by so many. I always loved her hugs and her grabbing and holding my hands as she talked to me and always called me honey. Hugs to all of you. Love Chuck & Diane Arthur

Brenda (Williams) Hallman
6 years ago

Aunt Dolly, you will be missed by so many!
You brought the sunshine with you everywhere you went…along with a joke or two!
I’ll always remember you, you have a special place in my heart.
Rest easy, sweetheart!
Love you!
Brenda (Williams) Hallman & Brian

Richard Miller
6 years ago

the heavens have opened up and excepted another angel into gods kingdom…may you rest in peace aunt dolly..we love you very much and you will be greatly missed…..your kindness, laugh and unconditional love can never be matched….we love you !

Sharon Fermil
6 years ago

Had to come back and finish my post. I also wanted you to know how much I Love you and I had such a good conversation with you 21/2 weeks ago. I love you Aunt Dolly, May you rest in peace, and if you like…. Watch over all of us!! I could sure use a guardian Angel and especially one as wonderful as you.

Sharon Fermil
6 years ago

Your Jokes and your always pleasant voice and your kindness