In Memory

Carolyn Downs

Larry Bequette reported that Carolyn graduated from Brown University and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.  He believes she practiced medicine at St. Mary's Hospital in Langhorne and lived in New Hope.  The year of her passing was approximately 1998. 

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02/27/09 09:57 AM #1    

Kathleen Starr

Carolyn finally agreed (after I had had 3 babies) to help me deliver #4 at home. We had been friends since age 12 and remained close until my #4 child (Alex, a strapping 9lb 14ozer) was about 6 or 7. She was my family doctor for several years. I remember how happy she was when she adopted her daughter. We exchanged xmas cards after I moved from Bucks Co but didn't remain in close touch- then all of a sudden no cards-no nothing. I am sad to hear she died but was afraid of that. She had diabetes, as did her mother and brother and it was never in good control and had taken both of them, her brother I remember was only about 40 when he died.
If anyone knows what became of her daughter please let me know.

03/11/09 08:04 AM #2    

Bob Miller

I was working at Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Medicine as Employment Manager during the time Carolyn was a student. Our paths crossed occasionally. She seemed really "into" becoming a Doctor. I would wager that she made a good one.

09/08/09 01:18 PM #3    

Arlene Young (Schwarz--Now Alyehs)

I just joined this site and am very sad to read about Carolyn Downs' early demise. I was close to her for awhile in junior high and remember drawing a pencil sketch of her. Something about her face reminded me of my mother when my mother was younger. I was so happy that she got to be a doctor. I'm glad she led a productive life and I hope she enjoyed some peace and contentment and joy with her daughter.
Arlene Alyehs (nee Young)

01/05/10 06:20 PM #4    

Alice Mayer (Wenger)

I first met Carolyn when I was in the 2nd grade. We lived in Levittown, Pa.--the Pinewood section. The last time I saw her was when we were in our early 20's. I have tried over the years to find Carolyn. Her passing is very sad.

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