Sandra "Sandy" J. Carolus, 78, of Lewistown, passed away at 7:46 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, at William Penn Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.
Born March 24, 1941, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Priscilla (Freed) Miller. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: her husband, Larry B. Carolus Sr., whom she married in 1960, on Feb. 18, 2016; an infant grandson, Michael Scott Carolus; and a daughter-in-law, Julie Carolus.
Surviving are: children, Larry Carolus Jr. and wife, Jo-Ann, Timothy Carolus, Christina Carolus, and Scott Carolus, all of Lewistown; grandchildren, Tyler, Nick, Hunter, Tim Jr. and Ashley Carolus; great-granddaughter, Brayslee Carolus; siblings, Jane Yetter, Bonny Huffman, Jeffery Miller, Margaret 'Peg' Miller, Joseph Miller and wife, Cynthia, all of Lewistown, Larry Miller and wife, Roxanna, of Milroy, and Patricia Thumma and husband, Ron, of Carlisle; and many nieces and nephews.
Sandy attended Chief Logan High School and played the flute in the band, which she often talked about.
In her earlier years, she worked as a waitress at Red's Diner.
Her real passion was attending yard sales and flea markets with her husband, shopping for antiques, and traveling together through many towns, often coming home with their car loaded with things.
Sandy fought a long, courageous battle with cancer and is now joined in Heaven with her soul mate, Larry, and the rest of her loved ones. She was always worrying about her family, even to the end. One of her known quotes was, "You're kiddin' me."
Mom, we're all proud of you and will treasure the memories we have shared until we are reunited in Heaven. Thanks for being the greatest mom ever.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Homes, Woodlawn, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the Carolus residence at 121 E. Third St., Lewistown, PA 17044.
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