Carolyn Ann Chojnacky was born November 3, 1947 in Wendell, Idaho to parents Lee and Mildred Chojnacky, the first of 9 children. She passed away April 28, 2021 in Twin Falls, Idaho from recent health events and pneumonia.
Carolyn lived her entire life in Jerome and graduated in 1966 from Jerome High School. She then attended Twin Falls Business College. Carolyn had a long career at St. Benedict’s Hospital in Jerome where she held various roles in the hospital billing department with insurance and Medicare claims and accounts payable and receivable. She was a dedicated employee and retired in 2014 after 46 years of service.
Carolyn’s artistic talent could be seen in her beautiful handwriting and her skill of decorating lovely wedding cakes. Over the years, she decorated countless cakes for weddings and celebrations in the Jerome area, including all her sibling’s wedding receptions, and special personalized birthday cakes for her many nieces and nephews. Carolyn was also a wonderful cook and made delicious items for every church or work potluck, holiday meal, or family gathering she attended. Everyone knew when Carolyn came in with a foil covered dish, whatever was inside would be scrumptious!
Carolyn was a lifelong member of St. Jerome’s Catholic Church and was a selfless example of sharing her time and talents with many.
She is survived by her mother, Mildred (Nutsch) Chojnacky of Jerome; and her siblings, Ronald (Andrea) of Glenrock, Wyoming; David (Cindy) of Hailey, Idaho; Michael (Marcia) of Jerome; Mary (Chuck) Winn of Boise; Steven (Debbie) of Boise; Gerald (Anne) of Jerome; and Susan (Todd) Schilling of Salt Lake City, Utah. Also, her aunts, Marge Nutsch of Twin Falls, and Elizabeth Chojnacky and Carolyn Nutsch both of Jerome. Carolyn has 14 nieces and nephews and 10 great nieces and nephews; as well as special friends from her school years with whom she kept in contact over her lifetime.
Carolyn was preceded in death by her father, Lee Chojnacky in 2009; and very recently, her brother, Richard Chojnacky, in January 2021.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1:00 pm, Monday, May 3, 2021 at St. Jerome’s Catholic Church, 216 2nd Ave E, Jerome. Graveside service will conclude at Jerome Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to St Jerome’s Catholic Church.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on Carolyn’s memorial webpage at www.farnsworthmortuary.com.
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