Carolyn McMasters

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Carolyn Marie McMasters, 70, of Brookings, S.D. passed away on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at her home in Brookings after a long battle with cancer.

Carolyn was born on Nov. 6, 1949, to Keith and Doreen (Boyd) Baumberger.  She met the love of her life, Loren McMasters, during high school, and the two were married Feb. 20, 1969.  Following high school, she attended Stewart’s Beauty School.  After a career as a beautician, she was a waitress and eventually became business partners with her husband.

Carolyn was blessed with three children, 13 grand-children and four great-grandchildren.  Nothing brought her more joy than her family.  She also enjoyed tending to her flowers, reading and riding motorcycle with her husband and friends.  It also brought her great joy spending winters in Florida.

Carolyn had an amazing relationship with God.  She believed that during the past seven years, while diagnosed with cancer, God used her to minister to other cancer patients and their families.

She is survived by her husband, Loren, and her two children, Stacey (Bruce) Bebo of Redfield, S.D. and Nicole (Dustin) Nelson of Canton, S.D.; grandchildren, Sam (Dena) Vedvei; Morgan (Brad) Saathoff; Tristan (Kaetlin) Vedvei; Kalani and Sajen Perry; Ashton Voss; Cooper (Emily) Bebo; Jacklyn (Riley) Petersen; Cheyanne (Tate) Glaus; Stuart Meyer; Carter, Reece and Josie Nelson; great-grandchildren, Emersyn Meyer; Finn and Beau Saathoff; Davy Glaus; siblings, Debbie Olson; Karen (Donny) Olson; Kim Hein; several-in-laws, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Doreen (Dale) Stricker and Keith Baumberger, mother and father-in-law, Frances and Verla McMasters and daughter Tammy Vedvei.

Funeral services for Carolyn Marie McMasters were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 27, 2020, at the Grace Point Wesleyan Church in Brookings, S.D. with Pastor Dave Hopewell officiating. Burial was in the Lake Preston Cemetery at Lake Preston, S.D.  Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, July 26, 2020, in the church and preceding services on Monday.  The Johnson-Henry Funeral Home of Arlington was in charge of arrangements.

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