To the Editor,

Vernonia lost one of its very special people today with the passing of Carolyn Keasey.  Carolyn was a friend to so many and the beloved wife, mom, grandmother and great-grandmother to her extensive family.  From raising funds for cancer research and often starring in the melodramas of the 1970s to more recent volunteer work with the Vernonia Health Board, the Vernonia Pioneer Museum, P.E.O. and other local philanthropies, Carolyn cared deeply about the community and its residents.  We will all miss you and your cheerful smile so much, Carolyn.

Tobie Finzel