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Obituary: Carolyn Joyce Balnis

Carolyn Joyce Balnis, 73, was born Oct. 2, 1938, in Davenport, Iowa, to Vernon and Kilo Paul. She passed away on May 4, 2012, in Newport, Wash. Loving Wife, Sister, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. Carolyn is survived by her loving Husband of 35 years, Edward Balnis; her Sister Barbara Stanley; Sons Cory Tollison (Noreen), Greg Tollison (Catherine) and Adam Balnis (Elaina). Eight Grandchildren, Vanessa, Eileen, Susan, Chelsey, Brittany, Jordan, Joey and Austin. Three Great Grandchildren, Donavon, Devon and Wanda. Nephews Tony, Gary and Nicky. Niece Laurianne.

Carolyn will be remembered for her love of life, sharp wit, beautiful gardens and the love she showered on her family and friends. No services are planned. The family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made to your local Alzheimer’s Association.


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