Caroline Leon Conway was born on January 30, 1933, Jolley, Iowa to Harley and Emma Greve Baker. She received her early education in Jolley and then moved with her family to Ayrshire, Iowa, where she graduated from High School in 1951. Caroline graduated from the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Sioux City, Iowa in 1955 and received her Registered Nursing Degree. Caroline was married to Eugene Conway on June 2, 1956, in Ayrshire, Iowa. The couple spent the early years of their marriage in Dubuque, Iowa, Chicago, Illinois and Ft. Dodge, Iowa. They lived in Santa Ana, California from 1960 until 1977, where Caroline worked at Fairview State Hospital. She was a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church during this time. Eugene and Caroline then lived in Algona from 1977 until 1986, where Caroline was a member of St. Cecelia Catholic Church and worked at the Good Samaritan Center. In 1986, they moved to Palm Desert, California, where she was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Caroline worked for the Good Samaritan Center of California. Eugene and Caroline spent their summers in Algona.
Caroline enjoyed fishing and shopping, but her greatest joy in life was her grandchildren.
Caroline died at her summer home in Algona on Thursday, August 18, 2005 at the age of 72.
She is survived by her husband, Eugene of Palm Desert, California and her five daughters, Jean Ann Sandquist and husband, George, Huxley, Iowa, Debbie Conway Plathe, Algona, Iowa, Connie Kim Head and husband, Tom, Palm Desert, California, Cherie Stephenson and husband, Kyle, Palm Desert, California and Colleen Caroline Conway Schiltz and husband, Gary, Algona, Iowa. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren and her sister, Arlene Lindsey, Ankeny, Iowa. Caroline was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Mercedes Hickey.
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