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Date of Birth: November 18, 1958

Date of Death: September 11, 2020

Carolyn Louise Duffy (Epps) passed away peacefully on Friday September 11th 2020 in her loving brothers arms after a very short battle with Mesothelioma at the age of 61. Carolyn was born on November 18th 1958 to Jack And Shirley Epps (Jones) in Mesa Arizona. She was the youngest of 6 children. She worked for many years as a presser for both Falcon Cleaners and Claire Cleaners in Mesa Arizona. When she wasn't working in the dry cleaning business, she was working with her sister Linda at Linda's Produce for many more years. She was no stranger to hard work. She was always helping people. Even when she had little or nothing to give. No one went hungry in her presence. Even when hard times were upon her and she had little to feed her family, she figured out how to turn the meal into a feast and fed the neighborhood even if it meant going to bed hungry herself. If anyone showed up late at night to her house, she was up and out of bed to make a meal from scratch in the middle of the night. She couldn't bare the thought of anyone going to bed hungry. Nothing was more important to her than God and family. She visited cousins inside and outside of the state and cherished every single moment she got to spend with them. She truly believed that every moment spent with family should be spent as if it were her last. Her hobbies were simply her children and grandchildren. She loved nothing more in life than spending time with them and holding them. She was very close to her nephew Ray Allen. She loved her sister in laws and brothers dearly. Her brother Duane was her best friend, protecter and guardian until her very last breath. She was a warrior. She beat a very aggressive form of breast cancer in 2019. Preceded in death by her mother and father, sister Patsy, sister Linda, and brother Raymond. She is survived by her children, son Kevin Cross, daughter Rachel (David) Stanneart, brothers Duane (Debra) Epps and Rick (Sharon) Pogue. Grandchildren, Kenny (Dezi) Stanneart, Bowen (Gabbi) Stanneart, Cheyanne Stanneart, Bailee Stanneart, Violet Cross, Thayer Cross. Great granddaughter Emilie Stanneart.

Service Information

A memorial service will be heald at a later date.


In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to finding a cure for Mesothelioma so that more families don't have to lose loved ones to this horrible disease.