Caroline Ann Davis Prevette 80, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, born January 28, 1939 in Mansfield Pennsylvania to Mary and Howard Davis, passed away August 9, 2019 with her family at her side.
Caroline experienced a bad fall, in her yard hitting her head and was rushed by the Twinsburg Fire Department EMS with great care where she received two major surgeries with life support and spent 16 days in the ICU at Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest, where she and her family received superior professional, kindness and loving care from all doctors, nurses, and staff . Due to her degraded condition she was treated in her room # 15 by hospice with great care and dignity.
Caroline was preceded in death by her middle son Robert "Rob" Eugene Prevette, age 35, December 5th 1997.
She is survived by her husband, Robert E. "Bob" Prevette of Twinsburg, Ohio who attended school with her since both were in sixth grade through completion of high school. They were married 61 years, anniversary date 7-28-1958; her son, Steven Scott Prevette and wife Jennie of Graniteville, South Carolina, her son Gregory "Greg" Earle Prevette and grandchildren, Robert James, Olivia Ann, and Virginia Shields all of Twinsburg; her niece, Vanessa and Al Folsom, children Julia and George of Geneva, Alabama, and her second cousin, Katherine Louise McCarthy of Bloomington, Minnesota.
She was a National Honor Society Graduate, Member of The Concert and Marching Bands as a Clarinetist, Sang in the Combined Chorus, and was a member of the May Queens Court, Class Treasurer, Year Book literary Editor and Reporter, participated in Operetta Gilbert and Sullivan’s "The Gondoliers", and She was in the Senior Play "The Whole Town’s Talking" at The Mansfield Pennsylvania High School Class of 1956.
Caroline attended Mansfield University for Teaching for one year and Graduated from the Jean Summers Business School Elmira, New York as Valedictorian.
She was a member of the Players Group in Scotia, New York and Participated in Singing the complete, Hallelujah Chorus.
Caroline after her children arrived did not work as she believed that as a Mother she should be at home for them and as they were in school she would be there for them as thy came come to talk with them, give them a snack and see that they got out to play.
Caroline was a member of The Macedonia Ohio Library Book Club for several years. She actively participated in the Red Hatter organization both in South Bend, Indiana and Macedonia Ohio. Caroline enjoyed playing the piano. She was ardent Neil Diamond fan, attending 8 to 10 of his concerts knowing all his original song’s words. We never stopped playing "Sweet Caroline"!
In support of her husband, she was the First Lady of Rotary International’s District 6630 in Rotary Year 2007-08, atending Zone Training in Mackinaw Island, Lacrosse, Wisconsin, Niagara Falls, Ontario, and Davenport Iowa and also the International (District Governors Training) Assembly in 2005 in San Diego, California. She was a Paul Harris Fellow.
Caroline attended Seven Rotary International Conventions, Indianapolis, Indiana, Copenhagen, Denmark, Chicago,Illinois, Salt Lake City Utah, Los Angeles California, Montreal, Ontario, and New Orleans, Louisiana.
Caroline traveled to Germany twice for business with husband Bob in his work and enjoyed visiting and hosting at her home people from Germany and Brazil. She also participated in several trade shows as a hostess. She enjoyed Rotary Friends from Canada and Nigeria being at her home that all became close friends. Also, other Rotary Friends nationally and locally.
Caroline and family members are members of the First Reformed Church at Hudson, Ohio.
Caroline enjoyed working in her yard, doing cross word and word puzzles, shopping, going out to eat, attending her grandchildren’s sporting and church and school activities, and music recitals while being with friends and family. She was very active caring for her grandchildren who she adored. She was an excellent Bridge player. She will be missed by all and never forgotten.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to her grandchildren’s College Education Fund or the charity of your choice.
A Memorial Service and Luncheon Honoring Caroline will be held at the First Congregational Church of Hudson, Ohio. Saturday September 7th, 2019, time to be determined.