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Caroyl L. Bush

May 15, 1941 — October 2, 2022

Caroyl Lee Bush (nee Beckstrom), age 81, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, October 2, 2022.


Caroyl is survived by her loving children, Bradley (Michael Patton) Bush, Stephanie (John) Hosman, Gary “JR” Bush, and Caroyl “Coco” (Rob) Hollis; grandchildren, Landon Hosman, Tyler Hosman, Mitchell Hosman, Jackson Hosman, Jayna Hosman, Jaclyn (Paul) Sanfilippo, and Lydia Hollis.


She is preceded in death by her parents, Lee (Poppy) and Francis (nee James) Beckstrom; sister Mary Pritchard; nephew Jeffrey Earl; and niece Theresa Grams.


Born in Erie, IL, May 15, 1941, where she lived the majority of her childhood; although, the family also lived a short time in Nevada as her father and mother served the war effort during WW2. She was a member of the 4-H club, an accomplished equestrian, and award-winning barrel racer with her beloved horse Cheeko. Attending Erie High School she was a band majorette, cheerleader, and cast in her senior play “It’s a Great Life”. Graduating in 1959, she went on to attend MacMurray College in Jacksonville, IL.


Caroyl moved to New Lenox in 1966 where she raised her family and lived for 56-years. She was employed by Mobil Chemical in the position of the National Account Coordinator, retiring after 30-years of dedicated service.


Caroyl was actively involved in her church, Lincoln-Way Christian Church, and enjoyed serving her community through them. Known as “Grandma Caroyl” to many of the congregation and children following her involvement with both the Mother’s Day Out (MDO) and Carpenter Shop programs.


She very much enjoyed spending free time doing crossword puzzles. Most of all, she enjoyed being a friend, mother, and grandmother and loved spending time with her children and grandchildren in whose hearts she will be remembered, cherished and loved.


A celebration of Caroyl’s life will be held on October 22nd at 11:00 am at Lincoln-Way Christian Church, 690 E. Illinois Highway, New Lenox illinois 60451. In lieu of flowers please make any donations in Caroyl’s name to Lincoln-Way Christian Church.


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