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Carol Ann Flynn

May 22, 1941 ~ August 1, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old


Carol Ann Flynn, a longtime resident of Atwater, California peacefully passed away on August 1, 2023, at the Lamerson Landy Care Home in Atwater, California. She was 82 years old. She was surrounded by loved ones and her caregivers.

Carol is survived by her sister Judy Vargas of Atwater, California and her brother Gerald Kennison of Merced, California along with her five surviving children: Debra A. Kyhn her husband Ron Kyhn of Tujunga, California; John P. Flynn and his wife Guifeng Mao Flynn of Atwater, California; Diane M. Kyhn her husband Gary Kyhn of Atwater, California; Eileen Flynn Smith her husband Arthur J Smith of Merced, California; and Catherine M. Flynn Bell of Atwater, California, along with many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, and many friends.

Carol is preceded in death by her beloved husband Francis J. Flynn of Atwater, California; Her parents Fay and Lula Kennison of Topeka, Kansas; her brothers Rodney Kennison of Topeka, Kansas; James Kennison of Atwater, California; Robert Kennison of Topeka, Kansas; Thomas Kennison of Topeka, Kansas; her sisters Mary Rowan of Virginia Beach, New Virginia; Pauline Bradsby of Topeka, Kansas; Betty Collins of Clarksville, Indiana; Catherine Kennison of Corydon, Indiana; brother in law Merced Vargas of Atwater, California; daughter in law Robyn Flynn of Atwater, California; and her beloved sons Francis P. Flynn of Bozeman, Montana and William F. Flynn of
Atwater, California, Carol was born on May 22, 1941, in Emporia, Kansas, to the parents of Fay and Lula Kennison. After high school she met and married the love of her life Frank Flynn who was a member of the United States Air Force. The family was known by many as the “F-Troop.” Frank and Carol, along with their 7 kids, traveled to many states while her husband served in the Air Force. She brought with her an incomparable strength of character, iron will, and dogged determination from her Midwestern upbringing. Which she definitely needed since most of those years she managed her rowdy bunch of kids all on her own. Their final move was to Castle Air Force Base where both Frank and Carol put down deep roots in the Atwater community. Carol was a longtime employee of the Atwater School District where she proudly served the youth of Atwater in the school cafeterias.

Carol was a loving mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was affectionately called GG by her great grandchildren. Under her straightforward, no nonsense exterior Carol had the biggest heart. All were welcome in her home and she most enjoyed it when it was filled with people. She loved doing crafts, sewing, crocheting, and building collections of things like dolls that she teased her grandchildren about inheriting one day. But what she loved most was spending time with her family; teasing, joking, and making memories. She is loved by so many and will be dearly missed by all.

Services to celebrate Carol’s life are as followed:
Monday August 28, 2023, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Wilson Family Funeral Chapel
1290 Winton Way, Atwater, California

Funeral Service:
Tuesday August 29, 2023, 10:30 a.m.
Wilson Family Funeral Chapel
1290 Winton Way, Atwater, California

Tuesday August 29, 2023, 2:00 p.m.
San Joaquin valley National Cemetery
32053 West McCabe Road, Santa Nella, California

Monday, August 28, 2023
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wilson Family Funeral Chapel
1290 Winton Way
Atwater, CA 95301

Funeral Service
Tuesday, August 29, 2023
10:30 AM
Wilson Family Funeral Chapel
1290 Winton Way
Atwater, CA 95301

Tuesday, August 29, 2023
2:00 PM
San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery
32053 West McCabe Rd.
Santa Nella, CA 95322

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