Carolyn Ann Easley
September 3, 1938 - August 20, 2023
Carolyn Ann Easley, a resident of Kentwood, Louisiana, passed away on Sunday, August 20, 2023 in the St. Helena Parish Nursing Home in Greensburg, Louisiana. She was born on September 3, 1938 in Kentwood, Louisiana and was 84 years of age at the time of her passing. She was the loving daughter of Everett and Louise Easley.
Carolyn was retired from Louisiana State University in New Orleans, where she was a teacher of nursing for more than 30 years. She also practiced nursing at Ochsner Medical Center, conducted seminars and received several awards for her outstanding teachings. In addition, she received her Doctorate of Philosophy at the University of Texas in Austin, which she stated was her proudest moment.
Carolyn was kind, devoted and hard working. She was loved and admired by her family, friends, students and patients. She valued family and made every moment count. She enjoyed world travel with her friends, outdoor life, camping, fishing, and especially gardening. She was a devoted catholic, had a heart for giving and dedicated her life to helping others.
After retiring from her nursing career in New Orleans, Carolyn moved back to her hometown of Kentwood.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Everett L. Easley and Louise Schwartz Easley, her sisters, Vera Easley Macaluso, Barbara Easley, Shira Easley, and one brother, Everett “Larry” Easley. She is also preceded in death by her great nieces, Alexa and Ava Normand, and long-time friend, Barbara Steib.
Carolyn is survived by her two nephews, Michael Macaluso (Stacie) and Tim Macaluso (Tracie), two nieces, Karyn Easley Badeaux (Travis) and Kristin Easley Normand (Troy), and many great nephews and nieces.
Carolyn was loved, one of a kind and will be dearly missed, as she touched many lives.
Memorial Services will be held at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, LA on Thursday, August 24, 2023 from 9am-11am with services following at 11am.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Research Center, httsp://www.alz.org/get-involved-now/donate, 1-800-272-3900 or Alzheimer’s Association of Louisiana, https://Marybird.org/giving/donate-today, as Carolyn was fond of both organizations.
We are most grateful for all of the prayers and support that our family received. God Bless!
McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements.