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Carolyn Tudor

1936 ~ 2020 (age 84)


Carolyn A. Tudor, 84

Our beautiful and loving mother and grandmother, Carolyn A. Tudor, of Kalispell, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, at Kalispell Regional Medical Center after a short battle with brain cancer.

Born June 8, 1936, in Richey, Montana, to Darrell and Dorthea (Miller) Blue, she was born on her grandparents’ farm where the family had been part of the building and homesteading of the town of Richey. At the age of 14 the family moved to Bozeman where she graduated from Gallatin High and later met and married Leonard Tudor.

Carolyn began her career in retail at JCPenney in 1953 and retired in 1999. She took great pride in working for JCPenney, she was always beautifully dressed, and her department was always beautifully organized with her customers in mind. She was a 20-year member of the Kalispell Eagles and served all executive roles and received Lady Eagle of the Year for 2010-2011.

She enjoyed dancing at the Eagles these past 20 years. One of her favorite out of town activities was participating in the statewide accordion jams. Carolyn took great pride in her beautiful yard and gardens, always making sure that her little part of the world was always exceptionally maintained.

In almost every way Carolyn was the glue who brought her family together. She loved hosting wonderful holiday events; and Grandma’s house was where everyone wanted to be for these celebrations. Carolyn was a very special lady. Family and friends will miss her bubbling personality, beautiful smile and her special way of seeing the world made such a deep and positive impact on all who spent even just a few moments with her. Thank you, Carolyn.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Leonard, brother LaVern Blue, and granddaughter Jodi Harrod.

She is survived by her siblings, Dwight Blue, Irene Kao and Charles Blue; three children: son, Corbin Tudor (Debbie) of Bellevue, Washington, and their children Lauren, Joelle and Carley Tudor; two daughters, Kathy Tudor of Missoula, children Melissa Beck and Michael Harrod (Tabitha); and Debbie Noyes (John Paul) of Kalispell, children Brice and Megan Lubitz; and great-grandchildren Demetri Delilah and Drumund Beck and Trey Willow and Linkoln Harrod.

Memorial donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to “The Eagles Auxiliary No. 234, P.O. Box 416, Kalispell MT 59903 — for the American Cancer Society.

Carolyn’s family is planning an outdoor service next summer. Memorial details are pending.

Darlington Cremation and Burial Service is caring for Carolyn and her family.

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