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Jefferson Herald
Jefferson, Iowa
Wednesday, June 06, 2015

OBITUARY ~ CAROLYN L. (GALBRAITH) ROBB
August 15, 1937 ~ June 03, 2015

Carolyn L. Robb, the daughter of John and Helen (Norberg) Galbraith, was born August 15, 1937 at Kellerton, Iowa and departed this life June 3, following a brief illness at the Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. She lived her life to the age of 77 years.

Carolyn was raised in Kellerton and graduated from Kellerton High School in 1955. She attended college at Drake University and Simpson College earning a teacher’s degree. She taught in the Dana School.

In 1962, Carolyn Galbraith was married to Berwyn Robb and two children, Barbara and John, were born to this union. They farmed and made their home in the Paton area where Carolyn raised her family. The couple were later divorced and Carolyn moved to Jefferson with her daughter. Carolyn worked several years at the Kum & Go gas and convenience store in Jefferson. She had made her home at the Walton Woods (Adams Court) Apartments in Jefferson for the past seven years.

Carolyn was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jefferson and enjoyed reading and gardening. She loved her dog who she called her “black baby max”.

Carolyn is survived by her daughter, Barbara Robb of Jefferson. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, John David Robb at a young age, and two brothers; John Jr. and Robert Galbraith.

A memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m. on June 5, from the Brown Funeral Home in Jefferson with Father Jeff Schleisman of St. Joseph Catholic Church of Jefferson officiating. Music selections, “How Great Thou Art” and “On Eagle’s Wings” were played at the service. Burial will be made at a later date in the Paton Township Cemetery near Paton.

A gathering of family and friends was held at the Walton Wood’s Community room following the service. Brown Funeral Homes Jefferson, Churdan, Lohrville.

[Carolyn Galbraith Robb, Class of 1955, has died. She was the daughter of John and Helen Galbraith. John owned and operated the feed store on west side of Kellerton main street and then Brooks family took over the store after John's fairly young age death at 61 years of age, I believe, in 1961.]

Transcription and note by Ken Baker, June of 2015

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