Carolyn Lee Bahnson

Published 3:19 pm Friday, July 24, 2020

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Mrs. Carolyn Lee Bahnson, 98, of Bermuda Village, died July 23, 2020, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem.

She was born on Sept. 15, 1921 in Pollocksville to Lillian Dunn and Alfred Street Lee. She grew up in Kinston. In 1943, she met and married Frank H. Bahnson Jr. of Farmington when he was stationed near her home. She moved frequently as a military wife, including to France at the end of World War II.  She spent the majority of her life in Durham where she was a member of Glendale Heights Methodist Church.  She was active in the Pinetum Garden Club and bridge club. In 1996, she and her husband moved to Bermuda Village in Advance.

She is preceded in death by: her husband; 2 brothers, R.B. Lee and Alfred Lee; and a sister, Dorothy Croom.

Survivors: her son, Frank Bahnson III (Pam) of Mocksville; her daughter, Jane Festa of Durham; 6 grandchildren, Sarah Chapman (Brad), Diana Overbey (Jon), all of Mocksville, Charlotte Hayes (Robert Muller) of Jessup, Md., Rachel Hayes, Hannah Schwab (Nick), Nicholas Festa, all of Durham; 5 great-grandchildren; and 2 special nieces, Dot Monroe and Bevy Hunter.

A private graveside service will be conducted at Farmington Community Cemetery.

Memorials: charity of the donor’s choice.