Name:    Carolyn Ann (Galusha) Bald

From:  The Rock Island Argus, Rock Island, Illinois
Date:  Saturday, December 6, 2008

Carolyn A. Bald, 65, of Andalusia, died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008, at the home of her daughter in Iowa City.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Andalusia. Burial is at Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island. Visitation is 9:30 a.m. until service time Monday at the church. Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Milan, is assisting the family. Memorials may be made to St. Patrick's Catholic Church or to the American Cancer Society for Pancreatic Cancer research.

Carolyn Ann Galusha was born April 12, 1943, in Rock Island, a daughter of Clarence "Bud" and Gertrude Yocklin Galusha. She married Richard A. Bald on Aug. 17, 1963, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Rock Island.

Carolyn graduated from Alleman High School, Rock Island. She received her bachelor's degree from Augustana College and a Master of Science degree from Western Illinois University. She served as an employee-assistance counselor for Genesis Medical Center in Davenport and Muscatine. Carolyn previously was assistant director of career planning and placement at Augustana College.

She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Andalusia, where she served as a lector. Carolyn loved to tend her large flower gardens and was considered a master gardener.

Survivors include her husband, Richard; son, John Bald, Andalusia; daughters and sons-in-law, Bridgett and Bruce Titus, Iowa City, and Theresa and Dan Soltzberg, Felton, Calif.; grandchildren, Katie, Jamie and Joey Titus, Iowa City; brother, Jim Galusha, Milan; sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Joe Sherrard, Ankeny, Ia.; two nieces and a nephew. She was preceded in death by parents.

The family wishes to give special thanks to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Clinical Cancer Center for the exceptional care given to Carolyn. Appreciation also is extended to Iowa City Hospice for the compassionate care shown to their loved one.