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In Loving Memory

July 30, 1937 – September 26, 2018





Mrs. Carolyn Crook Hesse, age 81, of Foley, Alabama, passed away on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.

Carolyn is preceded in death by her parents, Walter Moore Crook, Sr. and Sara Steagall Crook; son, John Michael Hesse; sisters, Jean Davidson Leistco, Patricia Gayle Blackwell, Louise Gaubatz, and Martha “Mert” Blackmon.  She is survived by her husband of 62 years, John Francis Hesse; one daughter, Lisa Hesse Woodson (Sam); sisters, Elizabeth Norris, Sandra Anderson, Linda Godard; brother, Walter Crook; grandchildren, Kristina Koehle, Heather Harden, Grant Hesse, Hannah Hesse and Brandi Newman; step-granddaughters, Melissa Woodson Reynolds and Tiffany Enfinger Morse; great-grandchildren, Karis Phillips, Henley Harden, Reagan Harden, Layla, Max and Railey Newman; and step-great-grandchildren, Rex Reynolds, and Lauren Morse.

Carolyn was born in Montgomery and moved to Fairhope with her family at age fifteen.  She later married John and moved to Foley where she worked at the Brunson Net Shop while John worked next door at the Foley Fish Company, which was founded by John’s dad.  Carolyn was active in many community interests, including the Foley Civic League and Saint Margaret’s Church.  She and John later owned the Balloonacy Gift Shop in Gulf Shores where she was known by customers all over the country as “Miss Moley from Foley” and “The Tie Dye Queen”.  Carolyn had a gift of making people feel welcome and she truly never met a stranger.  She was a talented artist who loved to paint.  She was an animal lover and loved gardening.  She was an amazing cook and loved to bake and decorate some beautiful, and sometimes unusual cakes.  She was an incredible seamstress and always said her clothes were just as beautiful on the inside as they were on the outside.  She took great pleasure in making people happy and loved to make people laugh.  She loved people and so many people loved her.  She will be greatly missed.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Saint Margaret’s Catholic Church in Foley on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 11AM, with a visitation to follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in her memory to the Baldwin County Humane Society, P.O. Box 206, Fairhope, AL 36533.

Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at www.hughesfh.com.

Arrangements by Hughes Funeral Home, 7951 American Way, Daphne, AL 36526.