Carolyn is a strong, compassionate leader who has been in politics but hasn't let it pilot her ethics. Carolyn has done a terrific job of letting the families be heard and putting the human factor back into the system. God knows I will miss her in her role and I pray she has the same success in her family life that she had during her duration at the CSB.Once again we bid Carolyn farewell. Today we lost a a dear friend and advocate. At 12:45 Carolyn Merritt peacefully passed away. Most would say that was a far cry from real life but she really was a gentle loving women she just knew injustice when she saw it.
Carolyn never gave up her fight and believe me she fought every step of the way. No matter how many friends I have seen go through this process or how positive you stay it never gets easier. Our natural reaction is what can I do? Ultimately all we can do is pray, leave it up to the experts and hope another person in our life is not afflicted.
Some people step into our lives and it is never the same. She was bold, strong, beautiful, had a great work ethic and wonderful family. Carolyn was a guide and let the way for my actions. I will miss her deeply and be forever grateful for the short time was able to share with her. My prayers are with the family and my hope are that they understand how important she was for so many.
REST IN PEACE CAROLYN!