Carolyn Sue (Berry) Kline

April 3rd, 1938November 25th, 2015

 

Carolyn Sue Kline was born in Terre Haute, IN to William E. Berry and Katherine E. Davis Berry on April 3, 1938, and died in the TRU Hospice Care Center in Louisville, CO on November 25, 2015.  She was a 1956 graduate of Wiley High School in Terre Haute and attended Indiana State University.  She sang with a local dance band and in a modern harmony quartet called the Stardusters, performing at local functions and on TV.  She married Ed Story in March 1958 in Terre Haute and during their 19-year marriage they lived in Fremont, CA; Elyria and Sylvania, OH; Strafford, PA; Roselle, IL; and Lexington, KY.  Finally and happily, she lived in Boulder, CO after marrying Maynard Kline on July 1, 1978.

Before retiring, Carolyn worked for Landmark Audiobooks, the Daily Camera and the Boulder County Business Report as an advertising sales representative.

Carolyn was a good friend, loved to laugh and to make others laugh.  She doted on her son Mark and daughter-in-law Jeanne.  She enjoyed her faith, family, friends, and volunteered with Hospice, as a nursing home ombudsman, and with the church at Boulder Manor nursing home.  Other favorites were reading, singing, painting and traveling.  While living in Lexington, she was involved in Lexington Musical Theater, playing Bianca in Kiss Me Kate and acting in studio players.  She loved her church, First Pres of Boulder, CO and most of all she adored her husband until the day she died.

She is survived by her husband, Maynard Kline, of Boulder; son Mark Story (Jeanne) of Mesa, AZ; brother Todd Berry (Dana Dunn) of Marshall, IL; step-children Sharlyn (David) Peterson of Sheridan, WY; Steven Kline, Maynard Douglas Kline, and Paul Kline, all of Longmont, CO; Tina Lynch; and Leslie Irwin; by 10 step-grandchildren; 6 step-great-grandchildren. Also, her dear cousins Dolores and Roy Pierson of Little Rock, AR; Debbie and Rick Perryman of Little Rock, AR; Lee and Sheryl Pierson of Steamboat Springs, CO; and Sandra and Glen Stover of Council Bluffs, IA. She is also survived by friends too numerous to count and her Chancel Choir family at First Presbyterian Church in Boulder, CO.

Her mother, Katherine Davis; father, William Berry; and stepmother, Barbara Dix Berry preceded her in death. She was the granddaughter of Maud and George Davis and Hester and John Berry, all of Brazil, IN. 

It is with sadness that she leaves the people she loves so much and with joy as she meets her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Contributions in Carolyn’s name may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Boulder, CO or to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network: WWW.PANCAN.ORG/DENVER.

 

Services

Services will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Boulder, CO on Tuesday, Dec. 1, with visitation at noon and a funeral service at 1 pm, with Reverend Dr. Carl Hofmann officiating.  A private burial will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 1:00 pm.

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Condolences

Linda and I were very sorry to hear that Carolyn had died after her fight with pancreatic cancer. We are in Mexico now and wanted to send our condolences to Maynard and the rest of Carolyn's family. Carolyn was a terrific employee at Landmark Audio. She was always very positive and enthusiastic. She will be missed but not forgotten.