Carolyn Louise Dobbins
December 12, 1950 - December 15, 2020
Carolyn Louise Dobbins, age 70, of Hockessin, DE, died on Tuesday, December 15, 2020.
Born on December 12, 1950, in Champaign, IL, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Ruth S. (Solenberger) Dobbins. Carolyn graduated in 1968 from Arlington High School in Arlington Heights, IL and earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from University of Kentucky in 1973. She worked as an emergency room nurse at Evanston Hospital, a job she truly enjoyed. While at Evanston Hospital, Carolyn was interviewed and featured on the cover of the Chicago Tribune magazine in 1987. She was greatly affected by health issues beginning in her thirties and more recently was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis. She spent the last eight years of her life in Newark, DE close to her mother and sister.
Carolyn enjoyed many outdoor activities, especially kayaking, horseback riding and biking. She was also a hobbyist photographer and loved taking photographs of beautiful gardens and sunsets. Carolyn will be remembered for the laughter and warmth she inspired. Not known for her cooking, Carolyn was often asked to bring chips instead of a dish to social gatherings.
She is survived by her sister, Heather Dobbins Johnston (Murray) of Newark; nephew, Andrew of Tempe, AZ; and niece, Kathryn of Arlington, VA.
All services will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Carolyn’s memory to the Arthritis Foundation, P.O. Box 96280, Washington, DC 20077.