Margaret Carolyn Brinson Aldridge, age 84, of Greensboro, North Carolina January 31, 1939
A native of Savannah, Ga., Carolyn was the daughter of Oceola Oland (Spec) Brinson and Alice Folker Brinson. She was a graduate of Savannah High School and attended Armstrong College.
Carolyn had many careers starting with Emory University. She was employed by Wachovia and held various positions within the Wachovia banking industry. After moving to Sante Fe, she was employed by the Museum Foundation of New Mexico. Before she retired completely, she was a mortgage officer in a private mortgage business in Santa Fe.
Carolyn had a zest for life and travel and made friends everywhere she went. Carolyn was courageous and determined. In 1998, she moved from Georgia to New Mexico towing a U Haul trailer loaded with all her worldly goods. Her life in Santa Fe. New Mexico was the culmination of a life long dream to live among Spanish speaking people. A large part of her heart has always remained there as well as so many dear and cherished friends.
Carolyn was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Lillian F. Johansen, her parents, Alice F. Brinson and Oceola Oland (Spec ) Brinson and her beloved brother, Robert L. Brinson as well as the father of her children, James C. Aldridge.
Carolyn is survived by her sister, Joan B. Montford of Savannah, Ga., sons, James C.Aldridge, (Angela) and Christopher B. Aldridge (Lowanna). She had a great love for her seven grandchildren, Zoey, Matthew, Tylyn, Isaac and Isobel Aldridge. Hunter Aldridge( Brooke), Hollie Dixon (Garreth) and her great grandchildren, Sadie Ann and Garreth Bodie Dixon. She is survived by several nephews and her great niece, Elle Maines (Tia). Willis John, her Bichon was her dearest companion and traveled many miles with her on her journeys. Her affection and love for her family was tremendous and her generosity of spirit was remarkable.
Now she has begun a new journey and will embrace all that is to come. All that knew her were blessed and enriched in countless immeasurable ways. She left a legacy of love and friendship everywhere she went. God speed, Carolyn.