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Carolyn Alice Warsen VanBenschoten
SoVaNow.com / January 31, 2013
She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Nov. 3, 1936 to the late Joseph S. Warsen and Alice Gregory Warsen. She was a graduate of Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vermont and is survived by her husband of 53 years, Theodore “Ted” Ronald VanBenschoten Sr.
Ted and Carolyn moved to South Boston in 1962. Previously she attended Faith Mennonite Church in Cluster Springs. She then became a member of First Presbyterian Church in South Boston. She was an avid tennis player, and a prominent antique dealer. Carolyn was a loving mother of three sons.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Capt. Theodore Ronald VanBenschoten Jr. and wife Ann of Queenstown, Md., Keith Joseph VanBenschoten and friend Kim Wright of Bridgewater, and Gregory Alan VanBenschoten and wife Linda King of Hickory, N.C., a brother, John Warsen and wife Cathie Mehler of Lopez Island, Wash., fourteen grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and two former daughters-in-law, Rhoda Slabach VanBenschoten of Harrisonburg and Mary Everhart VanBenschoten of Inverness, Fla. She was preceded in death by two brothers, David Warsen and Joseph Warsen.
A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Russell Lee will conduct the service.
The family will receive friends at Powell Funeral Home Friday, Feb. 1 from 7-8:30 p.m.
For memorials, please consider the Halifax County Cancer Association, P. O. Box 1891, Halifax, VA 24559 and Halifax Regional Hospice, 2204 Wilborn Avenue, South Boston, VA 24592.
Online condolences may be made at http://www.powellfuneralscom.
Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home.