Carolyn H. Bedrossian

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CAROLYN H. BEDROSSIAN
April 19, 1926 ~ May 12, 2017

Carolyn H. Bedrossian, 91, of Vancouver, WA, died peacefully on May 12, 2017. The daughter of Charles and Mary Head, Carolyn was born April 19, 1926, in St. Augustine, where she also was raised. As a teenager during World War II, she volunteered with the civilian Aircraft Warning Service to look for and report enemy planes on Florida's Atlantic coast.
After completing high school, Carolyn enrolled in the nursing program at Temple University in Philadelphia. She met her husband, Robert "Bob" Bedrossian in 1947, the year he graduated from Temple University Medical School. She became a Registered Nurse the next year.
Carolyn and Bob were married in 1948 at the Washington Memorial Chapel in Valley Forge. They lived in Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Texas before settling in Vancouver, WA in the late 1950s.
Bob established a successful ophthalmology practice in Vancouver while Carolyn cared for their three children, participated in numerous civic organizations and rescued wayward pets.
Carolyn was the matriarch of a family she dearly loved.
Surviving Carolyn are her daughters, Diane Laycoe of Ridgefield and Karen Bedrossian of Woodinville; her son, Robert Bedrossian of Tualatin; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
"Dr. Bob," her husband for 62 years, died in 2010.
There was a private service held and in lieu of flowers, Carolyn's family requests that donations be made in her honor to Southwest Washington Humane Society or the charitable organization of your choice.
Please sign her guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits.

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Vancouver, WA 98684
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Published in The Columbian on May 19, 2017