Carolyn Y. Friend, 80, of Grapevine, Texas, passed away at home surrounded by her family in Grapevine, Texas on Wednesday (Sept. 12, 2012). Born in Newton, Mass. on July 26, 1932, to Louis and Inez Young, she grew-up in Marietta with one sister and one brother, and graduated from Marietta High School, Class of 1950. She attended University of Cincinnati and worked as a technical writer and illustrator.
She was married to Richard Friend on June 9, 1962, and lived in Gahanna, Ohio from 1963 to 1974, then moved to Grapevine, Texas. She raised five children, which brought-forth eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. She is survived by her loving husband, Richard; her children, Erich, Alan, David, and Andrea (Wylie). Her oldest daughter, Kristin preceded her in death. Memorial donations to research for cures to Cancer, Alzheimer's, and Multiple Sclerosis would be her wish to benefit all.