Kathleen S. Carawan, 83, worked as a secretary, realtor and quilter

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Kathleen S. “Dolly” Carawan, 83, was received in the arms of our Heavenly Father on Sunday, July 24, 2016.

She was born in the Isle of Wight to the late Carroll Wesley Sawyer and Kathleen Hatfield Perry. She was the beloved wife of the late Rona B. Carawan Jr. for 63 years.

Kathleen S. Carawan
       Kathleen S. Carawan

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 husband, she was preceded in death by two 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, Va., Keith W. Carawan of Chesapeake, Va., and Teresa C. Joyner (Howard) of Chesapeake, Va.; her grandchildren, Teri (Peyt), Shannon, Brandon (Danielle), Marvin Jr. (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. Va.; sister, Charlotte Lassiter (Pete) of Chesapeake, Va.; and extended family and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Sunday, July 31, 2016, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 929 Battlefield Blvd. S., Chesapeake, Va. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, August 1, at Portlock United Methodist Church, 2615 Bainbridge Road, Chesapeake, Va. Burial will be at Rosewood Memorial Park, Virginia Beach.