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Carolyn Ann (Finlay) Baker

Visitation:  Sunday, June 14, 2020, 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M., Peterson Mortuary, 212 S. Locust Street, Glenwood, Iowa

Services:  Monday, June 15, 2020, 11:00 A.M., Peterson Mortuary, 212 S. Locust Street, Glenwood, Iowa.

Carolyn Ann (Finlay) Baker, 80 of Glenwood, Iowa passed away June 10, 2020 in Glenwood. She was born January 13, 1940 in Iowa City, Iowa to John and Elizabeth “Beth” (McGlade) Finlay. Carolyn graduated from Hopkinton High School in Hopkinton, Iowa.

Carolyn was a truck driver for over 30 years. She could tell you every highway and road through her travels. Carolyn also did in home health care. She attended Bellevue Christian Center and enjoyed doing crafts and ceramics in her spare time. Carolyn had a keen sense of humor and enjoyed making ornery one liners to her family and friends. She also had a kind heart and loved doing things for others by sending gifts and cards to people for special occasions and celebrations.

Preceding Carolyn in passing were her parents, brothers Gerald Finlay and Gene Sunken. Survivors include her children Ann Blount of Omaha, Nebraska; Susan Hillman of Iowa; Allen Blount of Council Bluffs, Iowa’ Tammy Atwood of Glenwood, Iowa; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister Catherine Harris of Council Bluffs, Iowa’ several nieces, nephews, extended relatives and friends.

A memorial fund has been established.

Internment, Glenwood Cemetery, Glenwood, Iowa.

1 Condolence

  • Kathy Friedli Posted June 16, 2020 9:56 am

    I will truly miss visiting with Carolyn, she definitely kept me on my toes with her keen sense of humor but also with her deep empathy and concern for others. She deeply loved and was concerned about her family as well as good friends. She fought bravely the struggles of her physical condition. She was tough but quick with tears that were typically for others she was concerned about or touched by. As many of you have there are certain things in the future that will bring a smile and sometimes a tear to me as I see or hear a punchline or a piece of music or a favorite snack of hers and remember the fun she could have in the midst of deep pain. Blessings to you her dear family and friends as you grieve her loss but know she would definitely want you all to live your best lives and reach out to others in her honor. Thank you for the privilege of being able to come alongside your mother, grandma, sister Carolyn.

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