Carolyn Ruth Coon passed away on July 2, 2020 in Butte Montana. Carolyn was born on May 29, 1949 in Helena, Montana, and was the oldest child of Bill and Wilma Alberda. Carolyn grew up on the family’s dairy farm near Churchill, Montana. She had a happy childhood playing with her siblings and many cousins. Carolyn graduated Manhattan Christian School.
Carolyn had a beautiful daughter, Heather, and later met and married the love of her life, Daniel Webster Coon. They enjoyed their life in Maryland until Dan passed away suddenly in July of 1989.
Carolyn enjoyed spending time with her family, and loved her grandsons Grayson and Fletcher Postlewait. One of Carolyn’s greatest passions was attending her grandson’s sporting events, mainly baseball and football. She enjoyed meeting new people, making friends, and taking care of her dogs. She had a love for volunteering, especially for the Veterans. She was talented and had a wide variety of interests.
Carolyn will be missed by her family and the many friends she made. A service will be held at a later date.
Please visit below to offer a condolence or share a memory of Carolyn. Axelson Funeral and Cremation has been privileged to care for Carolyn and her family.
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Anne jones says
Carolyn has been a good friend for many years and has been a rock for me through the loss of my son this may. She will be sorely missed and I will miss all her updates on her various dogs over the years
I will always remember Carolyn as a good friend to me and my family and I enjoyed watching her dog Eddie also!we love and miss you Carolyn. You’re a guarding angle now with you’re husband now teddi sue plus takeing me to food Bank also ECT.
Dean Dyk says
I grew up with Carolyn and loved singing with her at MCHS. She was the perfect “Amahl” in our production of “Amahl and the Night Visitors, singing the part with her rich lusty voice.
Rebecca Hull says
I will always remember the day I made a chocolate cake for Carolyn and myself. Carolyn and I eat that cake in two days. Carolyn and I laughed about that every time we talked. I’ll miss you my friend.
Love you, Becky
Val Chambers Bloomfield says
My Friend Carolyn, I remember when we met, you said you did not want any friends, and I said I’m your friend! God only knows how long ago that was! A Firey Class Act! Intelligent, Kind, and So Loving Greyson and Flecture.
Be at Peace My Friend In The Loving Arms of Dan and the Lord!
Susan Brignone says
Oh Carolyn, how I miss you. I struggle with the reality that you have moved on. Days are a little bit empty now not being able to chat with you. Little did we know that you would leave us the next day – I wonder how our conversation would have gone had we both known. I’m sure we would have rehashed our rocky meeting. Val is right, you were a firey class act. You certainly made an interesting impression. Had I not stuck around I would have missed one of the best friends a gal could have. I thankyou for your friendship. I simply miss you.
Tammy Barkell Hagle says
I remember many good times at the old Sitting Duck. We used to laugh and call you my Dad’s girlfriend as you two had an on going date every year for your Birthdays! Your love of your grandsons was obvious. The pure glow when you spoke of them proved that! I know you are now mingling with alot of great people. Be at rest my friend. You will be forever missed.
aggie petersen says
sadly,i just found out that we lost carolyn..she spent a lot of time in our home,babysitting our dogs along with bringing the wild child,eddy…..she house sat a couple of times for a full month..I never worried about my dogs or my house. I spent 4 days in bozeman with her,she taking me on a tour of her childhood memories meeting her family and visiting her mom in the nursing home……the last time she and queenie came to stay with us, she was very tired and worn out….May she rest now.
Carolyn was the cool aunt. Not sure how much we agreed on things, you could always talk about them with her anyway and come away with a more well rounded point of view. Sure wish I had gotten to spend more time with her throughout the years, have always been interested in getting to know Butte. I know she would have taken me around to all the fun and interesting places and we would have had a great time and stayed up all night talking about this and that. An outsider and trail blazer. Rest in Peace Carolyn, you sure earned it.