In Loving Memory
1932 – 2020
Carolyn Kendall on the
Publication Mandate –
by Gaetan Charland
Larry Bowman wrote:
Dear friends, after years of declining health, my sister Carolyn Kendall has just graduated at the age of 88. Four of her five children, plus a grandson, were at her bedside when she passed. Her middle son, who lives just a few blocks away, had returned to his home but is now back on his way to the house on Salvington. Both of Carolyn’s children from out of state were among those who saw her leave her mortal life. Marilynn Kulieke visited the house both yesterday and today but had left this afternoon before Carolyn died.
The woman in the background is Jackie Beatty, who has been a caregiver for more than three years. When she first met Carolyn, she noticed all the copies of The Urantia Book on the bookshelves and mentioned that she had read the book years before. Becoming acquainted with Carolyn reinvigorated Jackie’s interest in the UB, and she attended a few study groups and the Midwest Conference at Techny in 2018. More recently, as Carolyn has become less lucid, Jackie would read to her from the UB. In my last conversation with my sister, she told me, “Jackie has really enjoyed meeting Dr. Sadler.”
The family is happy that their mom’s long ordeal is finally over. If you wish to send cards to the Kendall Family, the address is: 1400 W. Salvington Place, Wheeling, Illinois 60090
Another time I will share the story of how the street got its name. That house has a lot of history.
David Kulieke wrote:
Marilynn and I spent a great deal of wonderful time together with Carolyn: countless study groups, First Society Governing Committee meetings, the many, many drives from the suburbs to Chicago and back. I have enjoyed so many discussions with Carolyn about the history of the fifth revelation (we created the slide tape in the 1970s of the history together with Barb and and I edited her early drafts of a history that is now being completed by Marilynn and Gard Jameson), the teachings of the book, her family, and everything else. I would have loved to talked to her about today’s momentous event.
Andre Radatus wrote:
While we certainly all understand it as heaven’s gain and a brief interruption, that temporary interruption of one person’s love is deeply missed.
CELEBRATION OF LIFE ~ CAROLYN A. KENDALL
An online event was held in honor of Carolyn’s memory on Sunday, March 6th, 2022
The family of Carolyn Kendall and First Society for Readers of The Urantia Book gathered to celebrate a life well-lived, and Carolyn’s longtime commitment to family, the Urantia revelation, and her friends.
A little about Carolyn: Carolyn Kendall (Bowman) lived a life of service, to her husband (Tom), her five children (Scott, Jeff, Neal, Bryn, and Laura), and to the Urantia Revelation. Carolyn was born on October 23, 1932. She and her brother Larry lived with their father Clarence Bowman who participated in the Forum, held at 533 Diversey Parkway, in the early 1920’s. In 1951 Carolyn joined the Forum and in 1952 she became the receptionist to Dr. William Sadler for two years. She married her lifetime partner, Thomas A. Kendall in 1953, and together they dedicated themselves to service in Urantia Brotherhood and Urantia Foundation. Carolyn served Urantia Brotherhood as: a General Councilor, Vice President, and Chair of the Fraternal Relations committee. She was a charter member of First Society and took on many roles. When her husband Tom became a trustee of Urantia Foundation, she traveled with him, spreading her knowledge of the Urantia Book and its history. Carolyn left us on November 7, 2020. Her wisdom and understanding will be with us forever.
“One of the most important lessons to be learned during your mortal career is teamwork. The spheres of perfection are manned by those who have mastered this art of working with other beings. Few are the duties in the universe for the lone servant. The higher you ascend, the more lonely you become when temporarily without the association of your fellows.” 28:5.14 (312.1)