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Carolyn Jeanette Samuelson Weinberg was born February 25, 1942 in Riverton, Wyoming at her Grandparents’ home to Brice and Darlean Dolson Samuelson. She was the oldest of six children. The family moved to Hardin, Montana in the spring of 1951, when Carolyn was 9 years old and in the 3rd grade. She accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior at the age of twelve. She graduated from Hardin High School and during those years she was involved in many functions including: Worthy Advisor of Rainbow Girls, Demalay Sweetheart, Prom Princess, and Chorus groups.
She married Tom Weinberg on November 13, 1960 and had three children: Jeff, Kim and Kathy. The newly weds farmed north of Hardin for 3 years. They moved to Custer where they farmed and ranched for 33 years. Tom and Carolyn moved back to the family farm north of Hardin in 1996.
Carolyn was always very active in church. She was a Sunday school teacher, Friendship Bible Coordinator for the Custer area, taught and attended many bible studies over the years, and she was one of the founding members of the Gateway Christian Center. She served her community in various jobs. She served as an Election Judge in both Custer and Hardin for several years, was employed as a telephone operator, bank bookkeeper, Post Master Relief Clerk, Clerk for Big Horn County Treasurer, and scale lady for the North Valley sugar beet dump. She enjoyed being one of 1000 Taste of Home staff editors from around the country. Several of her recipes were featured in the magazine. She decorated and sold many cakes.
Her greatest joys were serving the Lord, being a mother, wife and helpmate to her husband Tom. He was the love of her life. They were married 58 years and she lovingly cared for him the last 7 years of his life with Alzheimers disease until he passed away in August of 2019. Carolyn passed away peacefully at her home on the morning of August 9, 2023.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Brice and Darlean Samuelson, her husband Tom and infant brother Brad Samuelson. She is survived by her three children: Jeff (Janelle) Weinberg, Kim (Ed) Pletan, Kathy (Doug) Bryant, 10 grandchildren: Tate Weinberg, Sarah Weinberg, Shaina (Daniel) LaFontaine, Trey Grinsteiner, Christy (Adam) Jones, Jessica (Adam) Willmarth, Ethan (Tori) Pletan, Boyd (Baylee) Pletan, Hunter Bryant, and Joshua Bryant, 7 great grandchildren: Amelia, Jaxon and Michael Willmarth, Paxton, Reign and Tatum Pletan and Kimber Jones, sisters: Sharon (Chuck) Gustafson, Sonja Souder, brothers: Brice (Marilyn) Samuelson, Bert (Lola) Samuelson, brother-in-law: Raymond Weinberg, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Monday, August 14, 2023 at 1 pm at Gateway Christian Center north of Hardin with interment at Fairview Cemetery and reception following at Gateway Christian Center. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Big Horn County Historical Museum.
The funeral will be live streamed on Gateway Christian Center Facebook
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