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Martha Carolyn Ary

August 8, 1935 — June 10, 2024

Simpsonville, SC

Martha "Carolyn" Ary, a beacon of love and adventure, passed away peacefully on June 10, 2024, at the age of 88 in Simpsonville, South Carolina. Born on August 8, 1935, in Greenville, South Carolina, Carolyn lived a life marked by faith, joy, and the pursuit of beauty in all its forms.


Pre-deceased by her loving  husband Dalmas of 43 years. The daughter of the late J.P. and Agnes Kellett, Carolyn was a woman whose radiant spirit was matched only by her striking presence. Her early years in Greenville were filled with the warmth of a close-knit family, which included her late sisters Virginia Petersen and Doris Kellett, her late brother J.P. Kellett Jr., her sister Ruth Davis, and her brothers Darrell and Doug Kellett, along with many adoring nieces and nephews. Carolyn's family was the cornerstone of her life, and she cherished every moment spent with them.


Carolyn's passion for life was paralleled by her professional endeavors. As a former model, she graced the world with her poise and elegance. Later, she channeled her love for exploration and culture into a successful career as a travel agent, helping others to embark on their own adventures around the globe. Her work was not just a job; it was a reflection of her adventurous soul.


Those who knew Carolyn were touched by her loving nature and faith-filled heart. She approached every day with a sense of wonder and gratitude, traits that drew people to her and made lasting impressions on everyone she met. Her zest for life was infectious, and her legacy is one of joy and inspiration. She was a member of Fork Shoals Baptist Church her whole life.


Carolyn's adventurous spirit was evident in her love for traveling the world. Her journeys took her to distant lands and exotic locales, but she found just as much delight in the simple pleasure of shopping for treasures to bring back to her loved ones. Each trip was a chapter in her story, filled with the excitement of new experiences and the beauty of diverse cultures.


At home, Carolyn's greatest joy was her family. She was a devoted mother to her daughter, Cherie Agnes, and a cherished mother-in-law to Greg. Her love blossomed even further with the arrival of her grandchildren, Haley Agnes and Desiree Hill, who brought immense happiness and pride into her life. Carolyn's role as a matriarch was one she embraced with every fiber of her being.


The words loving, faith-filled, and adventurous are not merely descriptors; they are the essence of Carolyn's being. She navigated life's journey with a steadfast belief in the goodness of people and an unshakeable faith in the divine. Her spirit was a guiding light for her family, and her memory will continue to shine brightly in the hearts of those she loved.


Carolyn's passing leaves a void that cannot be filled, but her family takes comfort in knowing that her legacy of love and adventure will live on. She was a remarkable woman whose life was a testament to the beauty that can be found in embracing the world and its people with an open heart.


As we bid farewell to Martha "Carolyn" Ary, we celebrate a life well-lived and well-loved. Her journey on earth may have ended, but the memories she created will endure forever. Carolyn's spirit will continue to soar, just as she did throughout her remarkable life, touching the skies and exploring the heavens with the same curiosity and joy she found in every corner of the world.

Services will be held June 20, 2024 at Carpenters Chapel, 3303 Fork Shoals Rd., Simpsonville, SC.

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