Carolyn Shade

Born on Aug 27, 1974
Departed on Jul 10, 2019

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Carolyn L. Shade, 44, of Cedar Rapids passed away on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice of Mercy surrounded by her loving family. A visitation will be on Sunday, July 14, 2019 from 2pm-5pm at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home.  Inurnment will be at a later date in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.

Carolyn Lee Barnotes was born on August 27, 1974; the daughter of Michael and Kathy (Strout) Barnotes.  She served her country in the United States Army as an E4 Medic in Korea during peace time.  She graduated from Coe College with a B.S. in Nursing.  Carolyn was a well-respected nurse at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics.  She enjoyed bringing her children to Yellow River Park for camping and hiking.  Her Chihuahuas, Giovanni, and Lacey gave her comfort and joy.  She also collected stones, rocks, and crystals as a hobby.  Her children were the light of her life.  Carolyn was a dedicated mother and loyal friend.  People gravitated to her because of her smile and genuine kindness.  

Carolyn was survived by her children, Christien, Kenzie, and Matthew Shade of Cedar Rapids; parents, Michael and Karen Barnotes and Kathy Barnotes; brother, Michael Barnotes; step-brother, Casey (Lindsay) Prince

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Cedar Valley Humane Society and Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Carolyn’s name.

Online condolences may be directed to the family at under Obituaries.