Carolyn Joyce Bainton CJ resided in the Torrance area for 56 years. She passed away comfortably in her home on May 11th, where she lived with her husband Kevin. She was surrounded at her bedside by all who loved and cherished her. She is survived by her son Tyson and his wife Nichol and 2 grandchildren, Courtney and Britney. Her parents "Chuck" and Joyce Petersen will be waiting for her with open arms when she arrives in heaven. Her brother Thomas and his wife, Jena Lou of Los Molinos, will forever have her in their thoughts. Miller Mom enjoyed her "slots" whether in Vegas or Laughlin, or wherever the action machines might be. A reserved and private person, Carolyn preferred spending her time watching her favorite TV shows, reading, and dabbling with her crossword puzzles. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Services will be held at St. Catherine's Church in Torrance on Wednesday May 17 at 10am. Her final resting place will be at Pacific Crest Cemetery in Redondo Beach.

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  1. Carolyn we will miss you very much at poolside and all the fun barbeques and the good times we had hanging out. May you Rest in Peace. The Granath Family

  2. Kevin: You will never know how much Carolyn meant to Terry and I. She was one of the most loving and caring person that we have had the pleasure of having in our lives. We will miss her terribly as will Ashley and Thomas. We will always remember the great times we had with her. All Our Love, Barbara, Terry, Ashley and Thomas

  3. Carolyn will be missed by all those who knew her. My strongest memory is of her quiet since of humor. She whispered quite a few funny singers that had me laughing under desquise of coughing. She had a quick whit. Carolyn, until we meet again may God hold you in the palm of his hand. Susan O’Connor

  4. Carolyn, Old memories we had and the joys you gave to others. We’ll never forget the old times together, and we wish we got together to pull the slots in Laughlin. The old crowd will miss you from growing up to growing old – Love from your old neighbors and friends through the years

  5. I’m so very sorry for your loss of Wife, Mother and Friend..Carolyn and I were best of friends in the seventh and eighth grades…We must have talked on the phone for hours making up stories about two imaginary people…My Mom and Dad Met and enjoyed some fun times with Chuck and his wife…I’m glad I had the time in my life i shared with Carolyn.. Remember the Love In Love Kelley

  6. Over the past 20+ years, we shared some great times together. First it was softball games, then bowling leagues and then golf. All of which took us to some great places, but most of all this time together helped us grow as friends. We watched each others children grow into the wonderful people they are today – and I will cherish those memories and the time we spent together forever. Love, Cheryl

  7. Carolyn, Thank you for always welcoming us into your home. The laughter, warmth and generosity will always be remembered. You once said “Life is what you make of it”, and I know you made it a great life filled with love for your husband, son, family and friends. You will be missed dearly.

  8. No matter the distance, my family has been the driving force getting me through some of the most diffucult times of my life. Uncle Kevin, if I could give you any of unmeasurable amount of support that you have given me it would still not be enough. I love you and know that you & Carolyn will always be in my heart,thoughts and prayers.

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