Janet Colleen (Dolly) Bushong Carr, 85, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 27, 2022, where she resided in Barwick, Ont.
She was born March 13, 1937, in New Market, Va., to Casper Bushong and Geneva (Kipps) Bushong. She graduated from Broadway High school in Broadway, Va.
On November 5, 1955, she was married to David Elwood Dow Carr. Together they were blessed with three sons, Daniel Dow Carr of International Falls, Minn., Gerald Lynn Carr and wife, Janet, of Barwick, Ont., and Marlin Duane Carr of Fulks Run, Va.; and four daughters, Bonnie Sue Byler and husband, Edward, of Waldron, Ark., Cynthia Dawn King and husband, Charles, of Mill Creek, PA, Deborah Ellen Weaver and husband, James, of Grottoes, Va., and Miriam Ann Showalter and husband, Marlan, of Dayton, Va. Colleen loved her Lord and Saviour and often testified of His goodness in her life. Singing, Bible memorization, and listening to music were a few highlights in her life.
She lived in Canada from 1974-2001. Cooking food and serving people brought her much joy. While living in Canada, she worked at Stedmans, and the following restaurants: Good Murphy’s, CanAsian, and Circle D. She moved back to Virginia then and worked in housekeeping at Sentara RMH Medical Center. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and invested a lot into their lives.
She is survived by her children; two sisters, Priscilla (Pat) Smith of Va., and Mary Sue Prophet of Timberville, Va.; 21 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, David Elwood Dow Carr; brother-in-law Garnett Smith; and granddaughter Maria Carr.
Arrangements entrusted to Northridge Funeral Home Ltd, Emo, Ontario.