Carolyn (Cavanaugh) Hamre of Puyallup, WA was a couple weeks shy of her 91st birthday when she went home to her Lord on September 17th, 2019. A caring and generous mother and grandmother, she loved family, church, traveling, sharing stories, telling jokes, reading, playing cards, and her Irish heritage.
Born to Walter and Lena Cavanaugh in Harlowton, MT, she was one of six children. She began working for the Milwaukee Railroad when she was a teenager. At the railroad she met Alvin Hamre. They were married from 1954 until his death in 1976; they had five children. The family moved to Puyallup in 1969. She worked a variety of seasonal jobs (Valley Packers, Van Lierop Bulb Farm, Fisher Scones, making holly wreaths, etc.) to save for family vacations. At church, she made quilts and assembled baby layettes.
She is preceded in death by her husband Al, her sons Marty and Jim, her siblings Cecil Willsey, Margaret Cass, Mary Cavanaugh, and Tom Cavanaugh. She is survived by her children Tom (Kristi), Michael, Mary (Marty) Kellogg, Jeremy (Peggy) Kellogg, Adam (Maria) Kellogg, and 13 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Service to be held Saturday September 28th, 2019 11AM, All Saints Parish, Puyallup.