REILLY, Mary Carolyn
March 6, 2013 5:09 AM
Was born Mary Carolyn Klocker in Cincinnati, Ohio, on September 7, 1918 and left this earth to move on to her heavenly home on February 10, 2013. She married Robert E. Reilly in Cincinnati, OH on November 7, 1940 and with him raised three children, Robert, Pegeen, and Michael, who survive her. Carolyn loved and was so proud of her seven grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren. She lived a full life as a newspaper reporter, a swimming instructor, an English teacher, a writer of children's stories and worked for many years as a Classroom Assistant at Montecito Union School. She loved long walks, reading, crossword puzzles, and traveling. Her favorite song was "I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen." She was dearly loved and will be missed by many! May the road rise up to meet her and her Heavenly Father hold her in the palm of his hand. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at the Old Mission Santa Barbara, on March 8, at 10 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either Serenity House or Hospice of Santa Barbara.