Carolyn Davis Lake was born November 8, 1927 in Watertown, Massachusetts, the daughter of Ogden MacDonald Noyes and Lavinia Richardson Davis.
She graduated from Waltham High School in 1945 and enrolled at Boston University to study journalism. While standing in the registration line, she met a handsome veteran, Leander Chester Lake and they were married September 4, 1948. Their marriage would take them to Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Erie, Youngstown and finally to their beloved Cape Cod. They moved to Warren in 2005 when Chet’s health declined.
While in Pittsburgh, they welcomed Connie (who now lives in Warren), Bob (Kathy) and Bill (residing in Minnesota) all of whom survive.
Also surviving are her brother, Richard and sister-in-law, Virginia, who she considered a real sister. In addition, she has 4 grandchildren, Pamela (Piers), Ryan (Gretchen), Anna (Parker), and Nathan (Nichole) who gave her 12 great grandchildren. She also adored Holly who was with her along every step of her final journey.
Carol loved to travel, and she and Chet had many great adventures in the USA and abroad. She had a passion for reading, golf and bridge, which she played in her late eighties.
Carol was a member of Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church, a cradle Episcopalian. She especially enjoyed the wonderful music and was appreciative of the worship team who would later visit her when she was unable to attend church. She was also a member of the Woman’s Club, enjoying many a spirited bridge game with her girls. Entertainment at the Library Theatre brought her great joy.
A funeral will take place when restrictions have been lifted and interment will be in the Ancient and Old Cemetary on Cape Cod next to Chet. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church, The Warren Public Library, The Women’s Club, Struthers Library Theatre or the Chautauqua County Humane Society from where Holly came. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com <www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com/> The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.