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Carolyn (Anderson) Cornell

Posted 2023-03-02 by mhenderson
Published by Today's News Herald from Feb. 28 to Mar. 1, 2023 -
Lake Havasu City, Arizona -

Carolyn (Jessen) Cornell, formerly of Washington Island WI left us for a
better place February 18, 2023. Carolyn was born May 29, 1933 to the
late Clarence and Hildegard Anderson. Carolyn's family carried on a long
family history of Great Lakes maritime heritage.

Carolyn was united in marriage to Thomas Jessen Sr. in May of 1955 and
together they operated Viking Village Motel welcoming guests from all
over with open arms. Tom was a commercial fisherman, but Carolyn was
Tom's best catch. Tom and Carolyn raised three children: Susan, Jane and
Thomas Jr. and shared a beautiful marriage for 39 years before Tom's

Carolyn had many interests, including a career in real estate on the
Island, but had a deep love for cooking (especially her delicious peanut
brittle), Washington Island and all its natural surroundings, Washington
Island baseball games, sewing and quilting, gardening, traveling,
camping and spending time with friends and family. Carolyn was a member
of the Order of the Eastern Star, the Rotary Club, and a proud dame of
the Red Hatters Club.

She is preceded in death and joined in heaven by her parents Clarence
and Hildegard, older brother Clarence Paul, first husband Thomas Sr.,
second husband Jerry Cornell, son Thomas Jr., and daughter Jane Young.
She is survived and will be sadly missed by daughter Susan (Frank)
Schlegel, son in law Tony Young, grandchildren Jessica (Brian) Baptiste,
Matt Young, and Ben (Laura) Young, great granddaughters Jordan and Zoe
Baptiste and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

The family would like to thank Hospice of Havasu and extremely generous
neighbors for all of the comfort provided in her last moments.

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