Thursday, September 21, 2006


Carolyn Minogue Meacham

Jerry Gaudet reports:


Sad word came this morning that Carolyn Minogue Meacham passed away in her sleep last night.
Thanks to Jane Cobb, we understand Carolyn and Frank (who passed earlier) had one daughter, two sons and three grandchildren. Their daughter, Marian, was expecting her first child soon.

A note from Carolyn's children:

"Our wonderful mom, Carolyn, passed away in her sleep early this morning at
home. She appeared to have suffered a swift heart attack, which was always
the way she wanted to depart this world. Marian (her daughter) was in town
staying with her after minor outpatient surgery. (Her surgery appeared to
have no impact on her death.)

For those of you in town, we will be having a visitation at the Oakeys
Funeral Home South on Brambleton tomorrow evening (Friday) from 5:30 - 7:30.

We would very much appreciate your prayers as we go through this difficult
time. Thank you for being a friend of Mom's!"

Marian, Pat and Raz (and spouses)


Carolyn Minogue

Carolyn Minogue Meacham, 70, passed away Thursday morning at her home. She was married to W, Franklin Meacham lll, deceased, for 41 great years. She is survived by three children, sons W Franklin lll and wife Diana, High Point,N.C. Patrick M. and wife Sharmane and their three children Erin, Sammy, and Natalie of Raleigh and daugher, Marian and husband, Jay Andre. ( Carolyn's fourth grandchild is due in December) of Oak Hills, Va.

She is also survived by her sister, Mrs. Bobbie Hill of Greensboro.

Carolyn graduated from Woman's College in Greensboro and taught middle school throughout her life. She was one of a kind, who will be sorely missed by those whose lives she touched with her quick wit and big heart.

The family will receive friends Friday, September 22, at Oakey's South Chapel. from 5:30....7:30 p.m. Donations can be made to Child Health Investment Partners (Chip) and to Roanoke Valley's SPCA,Arrangements by Oakey's, South Chapel.

("Mom, we will miss you more than words can say" -Marian and brothers)

ane Thornhill Cobb sent this note to Jerry Gaudet:
Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2006 12:49 PM

Jerry, Been meaning yo update you on Carolyn ... the Kids had a gathering of friends and family on
friday night at a local funeral home . Jane Hoke Bultman, Betsy Villas, Ellouise Diggle Schollter and Hobby and I all made it. It turned out to be a bittersweet yet healing and special gathering. At one point Minogue's oldest son Raz came over and said to us " The room is filled with laughter." I asked him if this bothered him and he said No, it's wonderful." We told him that anyone who knew his mom would never be able to think of her without smiling or laughing out loud. Oh, so true but how I'll miss her. Still can't get my mind to wrap it's self around the facts. Enclosing the obit See you soon. Jane ( Thorny) Cobb


Thank you for your thoughtfulness in sharing this. How wonderful that you guys got to the family gathering.
The thing that sticks out in the obit for me is "She was one of a kind". Boy, was she ever! Her passing has hit us all very hard.