Loving mother, wife, grandmother and friend, Carolyn Kolberg, passed away May 20, 2015, at the age of 70.
Born in Los Angeles in 1944, Carolyn moved to Laguna Beach in 1956, with her (now deceased) mother and stepdad June and Dick McKeon.
Carolyn attended Thurston Middle School and graduated from Laguna Beach High School in 1962. In 1963, Carolyn married her high school sweetheart Jim Kolberg and spent the last 50 years living in Bluebird Canyon, where they raised their three children.
She received a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Long Beach State University specializing in speech pathology. Kolberg worked passionately as a speech pathologist for 30 years, improving the lives of school-aged children with speech impediments in the Irvine Unified School District.
In her retirement years, Kolberg was an enthusiastic reader, enjoyed discussing politics, gardening, cooking, spending time with her grandchildren, and traveling up the coast with her husband to Big Sur, Carmel and Santa Barbara.
Kolberg is survived by her husband Jim Kolberg; her children Monica Friesz, Lisa Ashley, Jeff Kolberg; and grandchildren Kara, Julia, Jeffrey, Audrey, and Katelyn; and half-sisters Merritt and Patty McKeon.
She was known for her kindness and acceptance and will be dearly missed by those who knew her. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, June 14, at 3 p.m. at the Sharp’s house at 904 Bluebird Canyon Dr., Laguna Beach.