what a sad thing this is, not just for dg, but more for her husband and children. she wasn't on dg very long and i never got to meet her and for that i am sorry. in reading her trade feedback, she sounded like a very giving, generous person.
Some who pretty much knew her from d-mails or emails felt they really knew her, because her personality and friendliness came through so vividly. A friend of mine who knew her as a nurse who also shared his interest in plants was especially saddened by her sudden death. She had made the trip many times to his house to help his wife who had terminal cancer. He later described her as an "angel". His wife preferred to not have strangers help her, but Carolyn easily became a friend to them.