Carolyn L. (Walter) Powell of the Southgate Community in Shrewsbury, MA passed away Wednesday evening, December 9, 2015 at the age of 93 following a brief illness. Carolyn was born in Bethlehem, PA June 2, 1922, the daughter of the late Helmut and Bernadine (Worsley) Walter and the loving sister of the late Sally Walter Williams. She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Alfred Earle Powell.
Carolyn attended the Moravian Preparatory School in Bethlehem and graduated from Wellesley College in June, 1943. Al and Carolyn moved to Sharon, MA at the end of World War II. While in Sharon, in addition to raising a family of five, Carolyn – known to her friends as “Rollie” – served on the Sharon School Committee and, after taking courses at Wheaton College in Norton, MA began a career in teaching in the Easton and Sharon public schools. Following a move to Wilton, CT in 1964, Carolyn taught Latin at the Thomas School (now the King Low Heywood Thomas School) in Stamford, CT. In retirement Carolyn continued teaching as a volunteer, tutoring adult ESL students.