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In loving memory of
Carolyn Devonshire
  • July 14, 1951
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  • August 03, 2021

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Carolyn Helen Devonshire (70) of Ormond Beach, Florida, died on August 3, 2021, only three weeks after being diagnosed with cancer. She had been ill with various undiagnosed or misdiagnosed complaints for at least several years prior.

Carolyn was born on July 14, 1951, in Irvington, New Jersey, to Arthur and Wanda Schwarz. After graduating from Monmouth College (NJ), where she played leading roles in various dramatic productions, she embarked on a career in journalism working for newspapers in Asbury Park, NJ, and Tallahassee, FLA. Carolyn was also a novelist and an accomplished poet, whose work has been published internationally in poetry magazines and anthologies.

Carolyn is predeceased by her parents, Arthur and Wanda Schwarz. She is survived by her brother, Arthur Joseph Schwarz of Middletown, New Jersey; and her sister, Barbara Voglino, wife of Dr. James T. Voglino, of Wayne, New Jersey, and Key Biscayne, Florida. She also leaves behind nine nieces and nephews.

There will be no viewing or memorial services for Carolyn. In accordance with her wishes, she is to be cremated and her ashes will be sprinkled in the ocean.


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  1. Suzanne Delaney lit a candle:
    26 Aug 2021
    Lit since August 26, 2021 at 8:02:33 AM

  2. Constance La France posted an image:
    12 Aug 2021
    Carolyn kicking the sand and waves
    Carolyn kicking the sand and waves

  3. Constance La France says:
    08 Aug 2021
    I have been thinking of you, Carolyn these past days since you left us for Heaven. I have a picture of you by the ocean shore kicking the waves and that is how I will always remember you. I am happy to read that your ashes will be sprinkled in the ocean that you loved so much in life . May you walk the shore of some heavenly ocean up above . Carolyn, I have been bedazzled these last few days with the gifts of jewelry that you have sent me over the years as gifts- rings, bracelets, earrings, and necklaces. All these that I will treasure forevermore, and even the sea shells. And one day, I will meet you by the ocean dear heart and we will kick the ocean waves. I wish you could see how much you were loved (maybe you can !) Your friend Constance.

  4. Constance L a France lit a candle:
    08 Aug 2021
    Lit since August 8, 2021 at 8:21:30 PM

  5. Nayda I Negron lit a candle:
    08 Aug 2021
    Lit since August 8, 2021 at 8:13:41 AM

  6. James Fraser lit a candle:
    06 Aug 2021
    Lit since August 6, 2021 at 8:15:54 PM

  7. James Fraser posted an image:
    06 Aug 2021
    You'd have loved Inverness, Carolyn, and I bet you wouldn't stop writing xx
    You'd have loved Inverness, Carolyn, and I bet you wouldn't stop writing xx

  8. James Fraser says:
    06 Aug 2021
    Thank you Miss Carolyn Devonshire for all that you did for me re my writing. Without you and some other poets, I wouldn't have gotten as far as I have. You'll always be a part of my life <3 sweet dreams forever, your poetry friend, James xx

  9. Ellen Spain lit a candle:
    06 Aug 2021
    Lit since August 6, 2021 at 8:17:21 PM

  10. Ellen Spain, eTp Acquisitions Editor says:
    06 Aug 2021
    My deepest condolences. Carolyn was a very dedicated author who wrote poetry from her heart.

  11. Connie Marcum Wong says:
    06 Aug 2021
    Until we meet again in the after life my dear sweet friend, Aloha ‘Oe xxoo

  12. Sara Kendrick posted an image:
    06 Aug 2021
    A sunrise in a new life.
    A sunrise in a new life.

  13. Connie Marcum Wong lit a candle:
    06 Aug 2021
    Lit since August 6, 2021 at 8:16:09 AM

  14. -luloo says:
    06 Aug 2021
    “May you feel poetry in heaven’s breeze,
    And dance by the darkest moon-
    Sing songs with angels at ease,
    Like the whisper of a lullaby tune.”

    Love you sweet lady
    -luloo

  15. John Watt lit a candle:
    05 Aug 2021
    Lit since August 5, 2021 at 8:51:18 PM

  16. Sara Kendrick says:
    05 Aug 2021
    Dear Family,

    Carolyn was an acquaintance of mine for about 8 or 10 years. We met in person a couple of times after meeting through the poetry site PoetrySoup.com. We enjoyed reading and commenting on each other's poems. I am saddened to learn of her death but know from her testimony that we will meet again in heaven. Sara

  17. Paula Goldsmith lit a candle:
    05 Aug 2021
    Lit since August 5, 2021 at 8:26:32 PM

  18. Paula Goldsmith says:
    05 Aug 2021
    Now out of your pain, rest in peace Carolyn. I loved reading your many writes and our talks. I call you my friend. One day I will see you in heaven and we will be writing together again. I will bring you more flowers and butterflies. May your family be blessed during this very difficult time.

  19. Charlie Smith lit a candle:
    05 Aug 2021
    Lit since August 5, 2021 at 8:41:25 PM

  20. Richard says:
    05 Aug 2021
    Goodbyes never seem enough to me. I'll miss your poetry, your wit, and your kindness.
    "to those still confined in the worldly realm
    no legacy I leave
    just a kiss that carries
    rapidly vanishing memories
    my final farewell"
    September 4, 2014, by Carolyn Devonshire

  21. Richard posted an image:
    05 Aug 2021
    Sunset
    Sunset

  22. Francine Roberts lit a candle:
    05 Aug 2021
    Lit since August 5, 2021 at 8:10:46 PM

  23. Richard Lamoureux lit a candle:
    05 Aug 2021
    Lit since August 5, 2021 at 8:06:41 PM

  24. Richard Lamoureux lit a candle:
    05 Aug 2021
    Lit since August 5, 2021 at 8:05:28 PM

  25. paul callus says:
    05 Aug 2021
    Forever in my heart...

  26. paul callus lit a candle:
    05 Aug 2021
    Lit since August 5, 2021 at 8:50:46 AM

  27. Ruben O lit a candle:
    05 Aug 2021
    Lit since August 5, 2021 at 8:31:38 AM

  28. Ruben O says:
    05 Aug 2021
    Until we meet again, dear Carolyn.

  29. Charmaine Chircop lit a candle:
    05 Aug 2021
    Lit since August 5, 2021 at 8:39:34 AM

  30. Charmaine Chircop lit a candle:
    05 Aug 2021
    Lit since August 5, 2021 at 8:38:13 AM

  31. Sandra Haight lit a candle:
    05 Aug 2021
    Lit since August 5, 2021 at 8:01:22 AM

  32. William K Kekaula says:
    05 Aug 2021
    May the waters that gave joy to your life, anoint you joyfully in the everlasting springs of life, Aloha, sweet comfort my Carolyn, until we meet again ... William

  33. William K Kekaula lit a candle:
    05 Aug 2021
    Lit since August 5, 2021 at 8:20:53 AM

  34. eve roper lit a candle:
    05 Aug 2021
    Lit since August 5, 2021 at 8:55:05 AM

  35. Regina Elliott says:
    05 Aug 2021
    Dearest Carolyn, I will
    always remember and
    cherish your kindness
    and encouragement
    You are missed, and
    cherished, always.

  36. Deborah Guzzi says:
    05 Aug 2021
    Such a sweet, kind, talented woman. I will miss here dearly.

  37. JAMES MARSHALL GOFF lit a candle:
    05 Aug 2021
    Lit since August 5, 2021 at 8:21:54 AM

  38. Edward Ibeh lit a candle:
    04 Aug 2021
    Lit since August 4, 2021 at 8:25:58 PM

  39. Marilene L. Evans lit a candle:
    04 Aug 2021
    Lit since August 4, 2021 at 8:13:55 PM

  40. Robert Hinshaw lit a candle:
    04 Aug 2021
    Lit since August 4, 2021 at 8:12:02 PM

  41. L Milton Hankins says:
    04 Aug 2021
    I did not know Carolyn well, but she was quick to respond to many of my poems, and she always was positive with a clear, helpful message when I needed encouragement and affirmation. May she rest eternally in peace, and may her spirit continue to dwell with us in many fine poems on Poetry Soup.

  42. L Milton Hankins lit a candle:
    04 Aug 2021
    Lit since August 4, 2021 at 8:08:09 PM

  43. Brandy Nicole lit a candle:
    04 Aug 2021
    Lit since August 4, 2021 at 8:07:34 PM

  44. Alexis Y. lit a candle:
    04 Aug 2021
    Lit since August 4, 2021 at 8:58:30 PM

  45. Brian Strand says:
    04 Aug 2021
    A dear peer poet was Carolyn,for more than a decade ,she faithfully made the PoetrySoup site a true poetic workshop.Clearly also an outdoor girl,she often referenced her love of sea fishing

  46. Andrea Dietrich lit a candle:
    04 Aug 2021
    Lit since August 4, 2021 at 8:36:23 PM

  47. Andrea Dietrich says:
    04 Aug 2021
    Carolyn, you are forever!!! I am grateful to have been part of your life for the last ten years of it. You are now out of your terrible suffering and with the dearly departed who went before you. Your "sister" Andrea

  48. Jack Horne says:
    04 Aug 2021
    I'll always love & miss you, my dear friend & 'sister' - Jack xxx

  49. Jack Horne lit a candle:
    04 Aug 2021
    Lit since August 4, 2021 at 8:44:33 PM

  50. Tom Cunningham says:
    04 Aug 2021
    You were a brilliant poetess Carolyn and you'll be missed by all your many friends on poetry soup.
    Rest in eternal peace.

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