Carolyn Beth Filak

carolyn filak

August 17, 1959 ~ February 10, 2008


Resided in: Redondo Beach, CA

Carrie Filak passed away on February 10, 2008. Born Carolyn Beth Filak on August 17, 1959 in Cleveland OH, Carrie was raised in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA and was a graduate of San Diego State University. Memories of Carrie will always include her deep love of horses and the years of her youth spent in their company. Carrie took after her father and became an accomplished skier, loved to sail and was always quick with a funny story. We will miss her laugh most of all. She had a number of difficult years in troubled health but her strong love of Jesus comforts us as we know she has found peace at last. We will always love her. Carrie is survived by her mother Sandra Worden, her father Andy Filak (Veon), her sister Traci Belting and nephew Kevin Belting. A small private service will be held for immediate family on February 23, 2008. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution in Carrie's honor to the charity of your choice.

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  1. Dear Sandra, Traci and Family, We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time.

  2. My memories of Carrie will always be of our times spent at the stables and riding horses. Also, spending time at her family’s beach house, riding the waves on our rafts and laying in the hot sand watching paddle tennis. The end of her life saddened me, but I find comfort knowing she is getting her ‘do over’, as Traci calls it. We all will miss Carrie very much.

  3. Carrie and Lani were such good friends that Lani insisted we bring her “Bestie” along on a vacation to visit my parents in Nebraska. We lived on a working farm so had all the farm animals normally expected on a farm including my old pony Dolly. Lani and Carrie rode Dolly so much that to give Dolly a break we explained that she was getting too cold as it was that time of the year, then they both agreed to put Dolly in the barn and bring her some of her favorate grain. They had such a fine time that both girls wanted to stay in Nebraska and have a Horse Farm that they would run together. Very Happy times were always had by Carrie and Lani any time they were together regardless of what they were doing, even school. I was so upset by hearing the news of Carrie this morning from Lani I had to go out for a long walk before I could even write this message of Codolence to both of Carries’ parents plus her sister. God has a finer home for her in heaven and may God bless her and her parents and family. Sincerely D.J. Lehman

  4. Sandra, Anita’s father told me, a few months before she died, that he could not imagine anything worse happening in his life than losing one of his two daughters. He died less than a year later. Losing a spouse, as Wally and I have, is tragic but losing a child is like losing a big part of your self. You have my deepest thoughts. Mike

  5. Sandra, There is no worse pain than losing a child. My heart and loving thoughts go to you, Andy and Traci. PBC was such a close and wonderful place to raise our families. We all felt like family – now we have lost one of “the family”. Carrie’s death is difficult and yet I too am comforted that she is with Our Lord. Love, Judy

  6. Dear Andy, Veon, Tracy and Sandra Our deepest sympathy goes out to you. May you find the peace and grace to know that Carrie has finally returned to the place where she is once again, young and strong and safe and sure.

  7. Sandra, Andy and Tracy my thoughts are with all of you during this sad time. I am very sad that the fun loving girl that Carrie was is now gone. Carrie and Janice were such good friends and so I saw a lot of Carrie during their high school and college days. I have many good memories of the two of them laughing and sharing good times. Please accept my sincere condolences. Wilma Kimble

  8. I guess my most deep memories of Carrie (as I am only I bit older than she) were in California visiting with Bud and Jane. She and Laurie were just babies and we played with their duck. Sandra and Andy, I am sorry I do not know you Veon but have only heard wonderful things of you, words cannot express the loss of a child. Sandra, it was so wonderful to see you and Wally in Seattle last year. Sandra, when you answered the door, you said “I would know you anywhere” which will always be in my heart, as will be your family forever. I will be in Seattle this summer an we will all be together again. So much love, Joy

  9. I guess my most deep memories of Carrie (as I am only I bit older than she) were in California visiting with Bud and Jane. She and Laurie were just babies and we played with their duck. Sandra and Andy, I am sorry I do not know you Veon but have only heard wonderful things of you, words cannot express the loss of a child. Sandra, it was so wonderful to see you and Wally in Seattle last year. Sandra, when you answered the door, you said “I would know you anywhere” which will always be in my heart, as will be your family forever. I will be in Seattle this summer an we will all be together again. So much love, Joy

  10. Dear Sandra, Andy and Traci, Carrie was such a dear friend to me. We had so many good times together. Her encouraging words to those of us who needed it; her can-do, positive attitude was inspirational to all of us. I will always remember her infectious laugh, great sense of humor and generosity of her time and talents to all. I will miss her greatly. Carrie will always be a part of me. With my deepest of sympathy, Love, Janice

  11. Sandy, Andy, and Traci, My thoughts and prayers are with you. I met Carrie back when she and Traci were little children, I was a teenager. I got to know her at my mother, Jane King’s memorial service at the house. We had a great conversation and I am sorry that we never made it out together for dinner as planned. My love to you all, Cindy

  12. What a lovely glance into Carrie’s life. Thanks and our love to you all. Duchess and Bryan

  13. Bob and I grieve with you (Sandra and Traci)on the loss of your beautiful and beloved daughter and sister.

  14. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Please receive our sincere condolences. Duke & Lucy Wilks

  15. Some of my best memories of high school are those shared with Carrie. She was so much fun to be around! I will never forget her spirit or her absolutely amazing eyes. May she rest in peace.

  16. I was fortunate to share friendships with both Carrie and Traci during our high school years. I will always remember the sound of Carrie’s voice and her laugh. Traci, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts.

  17. I will remember Karen for her terrific smile. She could light up a room and then send everyone into hysterics with her laughter. She was kind and welcoming as I entered the world of Rancho Palos Verdes. I will miss her as our reunions of the class of ’77 continue.

  18. My deepest condolences to Carrie€™s family, and friends. I feel blessed to have been a part of her life, while we were friends in high school at Miraleste. Carrie was a great example of a true friend. Her generous, happy nature was the greatest gift. Her spirit will remain steadfast in my heart, as I shed tears over her passing. A soul so special can never truly go away. I€™ll see you in Heaven my friend. Janice

  19. Our thoughts and prayers are with those still here on earth. We share your sorrow and pain more than you can realize. It was God’s will. May she rest in peace. Brent, Lisa, Matthew and Kevin Stark

  20. Please accept my deepest sympathy. I loved Carrie. I once went to her mom’s house in the Southbay area with her. It has been a while that I heard from her and when I found out today, I am really upset that I will not get to see her anymore. Carrie had a lot of business savvy, I worked with her at a couple of places and we developed a wonderful friendship. I will miss her. My prayers are with her family. Nita

  21. I met Carrie back in the early 90’s. She was dressed to the 9’s and had popped over at her friends house “Joanie” I was a Tenant at the time.She was stunning,articulate and Incredibly funny.I remember her license plate on her 944 porsche “Lv 2 TAlK” she was one wild sales person who could sell ANYTHING in droves making it look easy while doing it.. I will remember her always and shall continue to cherish my memories of her and the times we had.

  22. Carrie had an unending flare for the dramatic, desire for the finer things in life and a keen nose for business. I’m sure she will be missed. My condolences to her family.


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