Carolyn was born in Lovell, Okla. She attended Oklahoma College for Women and graduated with a bachelor of arts in speech from Oklahoma State University, where she was a member of the Pi Beta Phi Sorority. She began her teaching career in Elmira, Calif., continuing her tenure in Fairfield, Calif., for 31 years, teaching elementary and middle school.
Carolyn had an active retirement. She was involved in volunteer work with VacaValley Hospital Guild and the Solano County Library Literacy Program. She was part of Community Presbyterian Church in Vacaville, Calif. She truly enjoyed helping others as a mentor and friend.
Carolyn had a passion for education and an incredibly positive outlook on life. She will be missed dearly by her family and friends. She had a strong faith in God and is surely dancing in heaven with Ernie.
Carolyn is survived by her son, Stan Stallcup; daughter, Carrie Weigel (Jeff); grandchildren, Carlie and Nicholas; step-children, Mark McClelland (Diane), Cathy McClelland (John Bergmann), Laura Henderson (John), David McClelland, Kim Zopfi (Peter); eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest McClelland; her mother and father, Loren and Eula Ruth Olmstead; and brothers, Stan and Keith.
A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday April 19, 2014, at the Community Presbyterian Church.
In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Dana-Faber Cancer Institute in memory of Carolyn McClelland to support Multiple Myeloma Cancer Research and patient care at Dana-Faber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA., 02284. Call 800-525-4669 or contribute at www.dana-faber.org/gift.
Friends may leave their condolences to the family at www.bryanbraker.com. Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, Vacaville 707-488-4900.