Carolyn Schwindt Storm was born August 30, 1927 to Ercil and Andrew Schwindt in Olpe, Kansas
and went home to her Heavenly Father on October 9, 2021.
The Schwindt family moved to Salt Lake City when Carolyn was a teenager and she attended South High School. After graduation she moved to the Bay area to live with a friend and work in the city. While at a campout for young single people in Yosemite Park she met the love of her life, Earl Sherman Storm.
She and “Sherm” were married in the Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah for Time and All Eternity and set up home making in San Francisco. He bought the donut shop from his mother and ran it for 19 years until eminent domain was utilized and the Hyatt Hotel was built there.
They were blessed with six children in 10 years. Steven Wayne, Cathleen, Maryanne, Eric Paul, Lizabeth and Lori were given a beautiful childhood by their parents who worked hard during the week and took them water skiing in the Delta on the weekends. They lived in San Francisco, Belmont and Pinole, California. When the donut shop was closing in 1966 the family acted on their love of Lake Almanor and with sheer grit and determination built the Knotty Pine Resort. The family all helped with the cabins, gas pumps & snack bar. They spent every spare minute in and around the water in the summers and snow skiing in the winters. When they sold the resort, they built their home in Lake Almanor Country Club and continued to raise their family and give service to their community.
Carolyn enjoyed involvement in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and serving in many areas of the community. She worked with the “Fire Sirens” fund raising for the Lake Almanor volunteer fire department, the golf course and homeowner’s association leadership and in the children’s school and church projects. She loved to golf and bowl and participated in many tournaments. In 2000 they moved to St. George Utah to enjoy the year round opportunity to golf and live in the sunshine.
Sherm and Carolyn moved to Chico in 2014 to be closer to their ever growing family. They celebrated 69 glorious years of marriage just before Sherm passed on in 2018. They were preceded in death by their daughter Lori, son-in-law Richard, and her brother Robert. She is survived by children, Steven (Marcy), Cathy (Curt), Maryanne, Eric (Michelle) and Liz (Steve). Fifteen grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren (with three more on the way) will always remember Grandma’s contagious smile, riding in the Kayot patio boat on Lake Almanor, Cheetos and chocolates by her chair, and the never ending love she had for her family.
The service will be held October 22nd at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 3384 Highway 147 in Clear Creek, California at 11 a.m. The Interment will be in Chester, California at a later date.