Carolyn Shields

Carolyn Ann Shields passed away Sunday, October 25, 2020.

Carolyn was born May 31, 1942, in Clover Lick, to proud parents, the late Carl Griffin Shields and Mary Catherine Shields.  She was the third of their four children, and the only girl.

Carolyn graduated from Marlinton High School in 1960.  Following graduation, she moved to Washington, D.C., to work.  She then settled in Wichita Falls, Texas, where she raised her two daughters, Katherine Elizabeth “Katie” and Casandra Louise “Cassie” following a marriage to Louis Lawson Hansard, Jr. in 1968.

Carolyn had a beautiful heart and a kind soul.  She had a passion for reading and books.  Carolyn lived her life for her children and grandchildren, who called her “Nana.” 

She was a wonderful mother, loyal friend and a true blessing to all.  She was loved beyond words and her memory will be a treasure.  

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Jackie Clay Shields. 

She is survived by her two brothers, Robert Carl Shields and Thomas Randall Shields; her daughters, Katherine Hansard Griffin and Casandra Hansard Freeman; and her grandchildren, Christopher Rhys Griffin, Karlie LynnAnn Griffin, Callie Jo Freeman, Brock Lawler Freeman and Jenna Leigh Freeman.

Matthew 5:8  “Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.”

Carolyn’s final resting place will be in West Virginia following a family graveside service.

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