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Carolyn Allen Breyer

Updated: Sep 6, 2023


Carolyn Allen Breyer, daughter of Gladys and Herbert Young, was born on February 23, 1930 in Lancaster, South Carolina. She was baptized along with her family at Doby’s Bridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Mill, South Carolina.

On September 6, 1947, Carolyn married Bill Allen in Fort Mill, South Carolina. They were blessed by four children: Bill, Ginger, Trish and Cherri. In the early 1960’s, Carolyn and Bill became Lutherans at Ascension Lutheran Church, Charlotte, North Carolina. Both being from large families, “family” was important to them and they showed their love by spending time with their parents and siblings. Together, they owned and operated Columbia Moving & Storage in Columbia, South Carolina for many years. After 25 years of marriage, on May 3, 1973, Bill was called home to be with the Lord.

On May 12, 1979, Carolyn married Frank Breyer. Carolyn, Trish and Cherri packed up and moved from their longtime home in Columbia to Houston, Texas where Frank lived. In 1995, Carolyn retired and she and Frank moved to Huntsville, Texas. They enjoyed a slower paced life near Lake Livingston. Carolyn and Frank enjoyed traveling all over the United States for China Burma India (CBI) (WWII) Veterans Association conventions as well as to visit family. On November 18, 2016, Frank peacefully fell asleep in Jesus.

At the ripe young age of 88 years old, Carolyn made the decision to move from Huntsville to Tampa, Florida where Cherri and her family lived. Having been trained by the best, Bill orchestrated his mother’s move and he also made the move to Tampa as well. Yearning for companionship and adventure, Carolyn met (online) and then married George Nason on August 1, 2020. On their wedding day, Carolyn and George both vehemently said, “We want to grow old together!”. In their three years of marriage, they were constant companions and they found adventure by traveling to see family, attending grandchildren’s graduations, taking in the latest movies, going to plays and musicals and in May this year, enjoying a Caribbean cruise.

Like a beautiful but strong ribbon, God’s gift of faith was interwoven throughout Carolyn’s life. It was at the center of everything she did and she shared her faith with all she met. Her favorite Bible verse was, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” (Philippians 4:6)

Carolyn will be missed greatly by her husband George, her children Bill Allen, Ginger Spallek, Trish (Allen) Kasey, Cherri (Frank) Prince, George’s children: Nancy (Bernie) Guss, Peter Nason and Frank Nason (Sherrie), her nine grandchildren, her four great-grandchildren, her brother Paul (Vivian) Young and many other relatives and dear friends.

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