Carolynn Swearingen

April 26, 1929 - February 11, 2021

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On February 11, 2021 Carolynn M Swearingen, 91, of Poulsbo, WA, passed away quietly in her sleep at Life Care Center, Port Townsend, WA.

Carolynn, or Carol as most knew her by, was mostly a lifelong resident of Kitsap County. She was born in Seattle, April 26, 1929 to Violet Teed of Suquamish, WA and Perce D. Teed of Vashon, WA.

Carolynn attended North Kitsap schools. She attended the old Suquamish Elementary school, and the former North Kitsap Union high school building in downtown Poulsbo, graduating with the North Kitsap Class of 1947.

She is survived by her brother, Ronald L. Teed of Vancouver, WA, son Clay Harwood (Patty) of New York, son Donald Munn (Donna) of Sequim, a granddaughter, Stacy (Larry) Richards of Port Townsend, and great grandchildren, Zachary and Ashlee of Port Townsend. She is also survived by two grandsons Michael and Donnie of Nevada, great granddaughter Rachell, and Amora, her great-great granddaughter. There are also many cousins and nieces and nephews.

Carolynn, (Mom), was preceded in death most recently by her youngest son, Hayden Munn, her husband Lowell Swearingen, and daughter Teresa Harwood.

Mom grew up out on Miller Bay, WA. She enjoyed boating with friends and picking berries with her mother. The family home still exists with many generations having enjoyed the beach and boating opportunities.

She had volunteered at the Poulsbo Eagles as Secretary for several years, retiring in 2019. She had also volunteered at the Poulsbo Historical Society briefly.

Mom was also involved with the NK Class of ‘47 annual reunions, which were held at Kiana Lodge, on Agate Pass off Sandy Hook road.

Carolynn had done some traveling in her time. Lived out on Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, having packed all four of her children there on military transport. Later she and her husband and the two younger boys moved to Pensacola, FL. Clay and Terry caught up with them a time later.

Carolynn had worked mostly as a waitress her whole life in various establishments, Sands and Viking House to name a couple. It was at the Viking House where she met her husband, Lowell Swearingen. They lived in the same home in Poulsbo since 1975, through his passing then up to Feb of 2020. Together they enjoyed traveling to Hawaii, drove across country in their motorhome and hosted the campground at Ft. Flagler State Park on Marrowstone, Island, WA.

Mom retired from the Keyport Naval Undersea Warfare Station. She moved to Claremont Senior living in 2020, then most recently to Life Care Center, Port Townsend, till her passing.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Lewis Funeral Chapel with internment at the Poulsbo cemetery alongside her husband Lowell. Hayden and Terry are nearby as well.

At this time there are no memorial services planned.

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