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Carolyn Graber

November 1, 1956 — January 9, 2013

Carolyn Graber, 56, of Washington, IA died Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 AM Saturday, January 12, 2013 at St. James Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Troy Richmond officiating. Burial will follow at the Elm Grove Cemetery. Visitation will begin at Noon Friday at the Beatty Funeral Home with family receiving friends from 4-7 pm. A Christian Prayer Service will be held at 7:00 pm. A general memorial in the name of Carolyn Graber has been established.

Carolyn was born November 1, 1956 in Cedar Rapids, IA, the daughter of Douglas and Darlene (Hasley) Wear. She graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School in 1975 and became an x-ray tech in Ottumwa. She was united in marriage to Jerry D. Graber on April 25, 1981 in Mt. Pleasant, IA.

Carolyn was a faithful member of St. James Catholic Church and the Catholic Daughters. She was employed at Washington County Public Health for over 30 years. She enjoyed camping, reading, antiques and spending time with her family and grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Jerry, survivors include her mother Darlene and husband Art of Harlingen, TX; daughter Pamela (Graber) Beck Venvertloh and husband Robert of Ursa, IL; Rosetta (Graber) Hedges and husband Jon of Cedar Rapids, IA and son Jacob of Washington, IA. She is also survived by brothers, Larry Wear and wife Sindy of New London, IA; Dale Wear and wife Becky of Middletown, DE; sister Diane Jenkinson and husband Steve of Muscatine, IA; step brothers Randy Holtkamp and wife Beth of Sitka, AK; Gary Holtkamp and wife Bonita of Branson, MO; Jay Holtkamp and wife Rhonda of Marion, IA; and grandchildren, Scott Beck, Sabrina Beck, Tim Beck and Madison Beck.

She was preceded in death by her father.

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