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Carolyn N. Sewell

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Carolyn N. Sewell, 82, of Sherman, Texas and part-time resident of Eureka Springs, died peacefully surrounded by family and friends of October 7, at Texas Health Presbyterian-WNJ Medical Center in Sherman, Texas.

Carolyn was born in Caddo, Okla., to David O. and Nell Sargent Nail. She was educated at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. She was employed by Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, Mrs. Tucker's, The Dorset Foundation, and Urban Land Company. While at Mrs. Tucker's, she met and married her husband of 33 years, Roy C. Sewell.

Carolyn was active in Home Hospice of Grayson County, starting the Home Hospice Auxiliary among other worthy causes. Her caring spirit and generosity touched many lives, and lives on in those she helped.

She held a special place in her heart for Eureka Springs, considering it a magical place where she held close many friends.

One of her favorite pastimes in Eureka was to sit on her front porch with family and friends while enjoying a Martini and visiting with passersby. Carolyn was an avid reader and just finished June Westphal's A Fame Not Easily Forgotten for at least the second time.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy C. Sewell; step-daughter Suzanne Sewell Aills; sister Gloria Nail Welter, granddaughter Susan Hansen; and niece Karolyn Kay Welter.

Surviving family include step-son, Jonathan C. Sewell of Pottsboro; step-daughters Janie Rohr and husband Kenneth of McKinney, Texas; and Sandra Sewell Templeton and husband, Charles, of Eureka Springs; brother J. O. Nail and wife, Ann; nieces Jan Cecily Welter and JoAnn Rush; nephew John Nail, eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and special friends Brad Block, Mary Ellen Sheard, Jack Byrne, Dick Turner, Dan Campbell, Shelley Harvill and many others.

Memorials may be made to Friends of the Library, 194 Spring Street, Eureka Springs, AR 72632; Good Shepherd Humane Society Shelter, 6486 Highway 62W, Eureka Springs, AR 72632; or Clear Spring School, 374 Dairy Hollow Road, Eureka Springs, Ar 72632.