Carolyn Heinzelmann Obituary, Death – After a brief struggle with a virus that she had at her house, my mother, Carolyn J. Heinzelmann, went to be with the Lord on Friday, December 16th. She passed away peacefully. Because of the passing of my mother, I am writing this poem with a very sad heart due to the fact that she was my mother. I am sitting here with a very heavy heart as I write this post. Her departure came about all of a sudden and was not in any way expected.
As a result of the fact that I wasn’t prepared to tell her “goodbye,” I was caught aback by the abrupt change that took occurred, and it has taken me 89 and a half years to finally begin to come to terms with it. I am now 90 years old. After they moved to Fort Worth thirteen years ago, I had the good fortune to be able to spend a great deal of time with both her and her father. I will always be grateful for this opportunity.
The preceding thirty years, during which I was unable to do so, stood in stark contrast to this newfound ability. She startled me due to the fact that despite being a woman of her age, it appeared as though there was nothing she could not accomplish or figure out! My sister Dru used phrases like “feisty,” “vibrant,” and “servant-hearted” when attempting to describe our cousin. I believe that she said it most succinctly.
She had a strong will, was constantly interested in new things, and acted as our family’s Minister of Food. I should also say that she was always interested in new things. I am thankful that Joni and I were able to have dinner with her a week before she passed away, and that I was able to see her the day before she passed away, having the opportunity to say “I love you” as my last words to her before she passed away.
I am also thankful that we were able to have dinner with her a week before she passed away. My feelings of thankfulness have been deepened as a result of both of these life experiences. She had a great deal of affection for the United States of America, her family, her friends, and the University of Oklahoma; she held all of these things very close to her heart.
We will never forget the legacy that she left behind, and I eagerly anticipate the day when we shall be reunited in the Kingdom of God. We will never forget the legacy that she left behind. The legacy that she has left behind is one that we shall never forget.