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In Memory of

Carolyn Lee McElroy

May 1, 1937 - July 31, 2017

Obituary


Carolyn Lee (Scheidt) McElroy went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on July 31, 2017 in Fresno, California. Carolyn was born to parents Floyd and Emily Scheidt on May 1, 1937 and grew up in "Germantown" near downtown Fresno. Carolyn enjoyed singing in her school choirs and later in her church choir. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1955 and married her high school sweetheart, Jerry McElroy on January 21, 1956. The recently celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary.

Her family was her pride and joy. She loved sewing for...

Carolyn Lee (Scheidt) McElroy went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on July 31, 2017 in Fresno, California. Carolyn was born to parents Floyd and Emily Scheidt on May 1, 1937 and grew up in "Germantown" near downtown Fresno. Carolyn enjoyed singing in her school choirs and later in her church choir. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1955 and married her high school sweetheart, Jerry McElroy on January 21, 1956. The recently celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary.

Her family was her pride and joy. She loved sewing for them, playing games with them, and making them laugh with her subtle wit. Even when the family grew to 47, she lovingly hosted holiday celebrations creating treasured memories for all. She always found just the right Hallmark card and included a beautiful handwritten sentiment for every special occasion. Throughout her life she was best known as the "Baby Whisperer," cradling countless babies in her 50+ years of service in The Bridge Evangelical Free Church nursery. Her relationship with Jesus was exemplified by her humility, kindness, gentleness, patience and faithfulness.

Carolyn is survived by he loving husband, Jerry McElroy, her children Scott (Brenda) McElroy, Kevin (Valerie) McElroy, Mindy (Wayne) Dixon, Jerolyn (Jim) Prust, Michelle (Martine) Borges, her brother Jerry Scheidt, 16 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at The Bridge Church, 3438 E. Ashlan Ave., Fresno, CA 93726 on August 12, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to The Bridge Church or to Pregnancy Care Center, 169 N. Clark St., Fresno, CA 93701.