Carolyn Jean Spaulding

October 8, 2013

By Contributor

Carolyn Jean Spaulding, of Fall City, passed away Sept. 2, 2013. She was 66 years old.

Carolyn Spaulding

Carolyn Spaulding

Carolyn was born Oct. 15, 1946, in Seattle, to Dorothy Terhume and Howard Jensen. She was raised in Ballard, and attended Loyal Heights grade school, Whitman Jr. High and Ballard High School. After graduating, she officially began her 50-year career as a hair stylist by attending Ballard Beauty School. She was a self-employed hair dresser in various salons on the Eastside. Most recently, she worked at Hairtune in Issaquah and she cut hair at her home for her clients she had known for more than 30 years!

Carolyn moved to Kirkland after she married Robert K. “Bob” Spaulding on Aug. 26, 1967, at her mother’s home in Ballard. They moved to Fall City in 1974 to a 100-year old homestead that she worked on restoring for 40 years. She lived in this house she loved for the rest of her days.

She especially enjoyed spending time with her daughters Kristin and Robyn, and four grandchildren: Anna, Kaylee, Cedar and Maryanne, and spoiling her dog “Poppy” and three cats: Eby, Ivy, and Maxi. Her daughters remember how much their mom enjoyed being outdoors, working in her garden, watching the humming birds and tending to her chickens. Her love of animals and gardening has been passed on to both her daughters and her grandchildren.

Carolyn is remembered as a very kind and generous person. There are countless people she has helped over the years. She was frequently known to go above and beyond in helping others in whatever ways they needed.

Carolyn is survived by her daughters Kristin Tucker, of Fall City, and Robyn Atkins, of Carnation. She is also survived by her 100-year-old mother Dorothy Jensen, and older brother Tom Jensen, both of Maple Valley. She will also be missed by her beloved grandchildren.

A celebration of Carolyn’s life will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at Snoqualmie Valley Alliance Church, 36017 S.E. Fish Hatchery Road, Fall City, WA 98024. Following her celebration at church, friends are invited to gather at the Raging River Saloon in Fall City to continue the good times in remembrance of Carolyn.

Donations in Carolyn’s memory are suggested to:

  • Pasado’s Safe Haven (animal rescue) —, 360-793-9393, P.O. Box 171, Sultan, WA 98294.
  • Seattle Humane Society —, 641-0080, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue, WA 98005.
  • Treehouse (supports foster kids) —, 206-267-5143, 2100 24th Ave. S., Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98144.

Friends are invited to share memories, view photos and sign the family’s online guestbook at

Arrangements are under the direction of Flintoft’s Issaquah Funeral Home, 392-6444

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