Carolyn H.  Thoensen

Carolyn H. Thoensen (Hand)

Wednesday, August 4th, 1926 - Friday, January 17th, 2020
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Carolyn H. Thoensen, 93, of Lebanon, formerly of New Holland and Media, died peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Friday, January 17, 2020 at Cedar Haven in Lebanon.
Born in Rockford, IL, she was a daughter of the late C. Clifford and Julia (Thomas) Hand. Her husband, Wayne E. Thoensen, died in 2005.
Carolyn was a science middle school teacher for many years. Most of those years she worked at the Glenwood Elementary School in Media. During that time received her Masters Degree at West Chester University, working towards her Doctorate.
She was active in the New Holland Women’s Club, the Red Hat Society, and the Book of the Month Club. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, knitting, needlepoint, reading, and pets.
Surviving are five children, Drew, married to Kathryn Thoensen of Tarpon Springs, FL Debra, married to George Kalidonis of Fort Pierce, FL, Dawn, married to Seth Gruber of Greenville, SC, Julia, married to Roy Degler of Stockbridge, GA; and Thomas, married to Kay Thoensen of Downingtown; seven grandchildren, , Kent, Kevin, Kelly, Andrew, Kristen, Kendall, and Kelsey; and five great grandchildren, Van, Avari, Sophie, Allysa, Jamison, and a sister, Beverly Keller of Racine, WI.
Preceding her in death is a brother, Thomas Hand.
Services will be private at the convenience of the family.
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