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Carolyn Hoeft Landreth

Carolyn Hoeft Landreth, 79, of King, passed away Tuesday April 24, 2018. She was born in St. Paul Minnesota, October 19, 1938  to Fredrick William “Bill” and Louise Marie Elizabeth Thiers Hoeft. Carolyn graduated from the St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota with a BA in Related Arts.  She taught art to children during her early working years and then worked for many years for Bassett Furniture as well as Norling Studios expressing her artistic marvels through Interior Design. Carolyn loved life which was obvious in her infectious smile. Some of her favorite earthly pleasures were the arts, music, football (mostly Minnesota Vikings), the great gray wolf, snow, dogs of all kinds and the beautiful property she owned in King.  Carolyn enjoyed traveling and any chance she could to take a ride up into the mountains to see autumns changing of the leaves. She enjoyed making jewelry and teaching art to anyone that was interested.  Carolyn always had a kind word and compassion for anyone and was a joy to spend time with.  She was a kind, loving and patient soul and her spirit will live on with everyone that was touched by her. She is survived by her first husband and life time friend Daniel Alois Schwalbe who she married in 1960;  they adopted their daughter (Amy Lynn) in 1970 when Amy was just 8 days old;  her second husband and soul mate Ricky “Rick” Sherrill Landreth whom she married in 1983 and with whom she owned One Way Architectural Antiques throughout the remainder of her life;  her daughter Amy Lynn Schwalbe Baughman (Mark); granddaughter Austin Victoria (23); 2 great grandchildren Eden Lyla (4) and Mark “Abel” (3); as well as step daughter Zinnina Landreth; and grandson Thomas; and numerous extended family and friends. In lieu of a funeral or memorial service her life will be celebrated on October 19, 2018 (which would have been her 80th birthday) at her beloved home in King, North Carolina.  In lieu of flowers she would have wanted people to donate to their charity or organization of their choice.   She will be missed more then words can ever express but is with each and every one in the memories we all cherish!

37 Responses to “Carolyn Hoeft Landreth

  • Tommy Yates
    2 months ago

    Rick, so sorry to hear of Carolyn’s passing, she was such a wonderful person, please accept my sincere condolences.

  • Sandra and Richard Parkes
    4 months ago

    My husband Richard and I have visited the beautiful gardens at One-way and now I know what we felt there was Carolyn’s spirit of love. I know Rick is feeling her loss more than anyone.Rick, keep playing Van Morrison “Whenever God Shines His Light”.
    Sandra and Richard Parkes

  • I just learned from Martina that Carolyn has passed on and through! It was just 3 weeks before that we heard from each other, as we’d touch in every so often – and I’d take comfort in knowing that I WOULD be going back to visit everyone, and I WOULD see all the latest developments on the ole homestead, and I WOULD see ALL her latest creations, and we WOULD put our feet up and have some tea, like old times, and share and catch up and love on each other. I’ll have to catch her another way.

    An expansive, multi-multi talented person, pure creativity – with a heart even bigger than all that. Now she’s creating in boundless realms – nothing to hold her back!

    To dear Carolyn, and her loving family, and wide circle of devoted friends,
    aloha mau loa,
    kiko

  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    How I miss Carolyn, such a positive person in every way! There are still times I want to pick up the phone and call her and realize that this is no more possible. I hope she has a lot of fun now with all her dogs, Mr. Goat, horses and yes…Memo the cat……Martina

  • Alice Peterson
    4 months ago

    Carolyn and Dan have been lifetime friends. Carolyn and I met our first day of college at University of MN in the fall of 1956. Throughout the years, moving across the country, sometimes in opposite directions, we have always visited, sent at greeting cards or met when possible. She was kind, thoughtful and always gracious. She was a bridesmaid at my wedding, as I was when she married Dan. Over the years, It has been a joy to surprise her showing up at the spring or fall show, finding a special piece of art she has created. Carolyn was ever thoughtful. She mailed me a birthday card for my 80th
    Birthday, postmarked on the day she passed. I have many wonderful memories. Love you and miss you. Alice Peterson

  • Lee Ann Golden
    4 months ago

    My life was better for having you in it my friend. You will forever have a piece of my heart. Until we meet again….. <3

  • Gary Farrington
    4 months ago

    I am sorry to hear that the world has lost a very special person, Carolyn was a friend of my mothers, Ann Christensen, for many years.

    I last saw her when she visited mom at the beach some 11 or so years ago, I did stop and see her in King one time about 15 ago and having known her for so long, I was still overwhelmed by what she had built there.

    I still have the ring, which has the largest tiger eye, she made me as a wedding gift back in 76.

    I hope her and my mother have found each other on the other side and are enjoying themselves, the tear flowing down my cheek is for the love I had for her.

    To Carolyn’s family, I send you hugs.

  • Jeff & Eileen Kintner
    4 months ago

    You were a grounding influence for me when we moved to Stokes County in the 70’s. How long ago it looks now. People have changed, people have moved on, and new faces appear. We always cherished our time with you, and it will make a lasting impression on us all.

  • Kathi Culler
    4 months ago

    I first met Carolyn at Bassett. She became my mentor and my friend. We had many good times at Bassett, Norling and at her magical place in King. She loved all who crossed her path in life. She will be missed – but I am grateful and blessed to have had her for a friend. I love you!

  • Mike Warren
    4 months ago

    I remember well the day we met. I sat next to Carolyn in a meeting at King Library. After she spoke I had to ask: Minnesota or Wisconsin? She answered “both.” It took about ten minutes for us to narrow down our Minnesota connections-in-common to the Schwalbe farmhouse where my mother played as a small girl.

    A beautiful person, you will be missed, Carolyn. Rest in Peace.

  • Johanna Kiricoples
    4 months ago

    Just this day I see this ‘news’. Oh so many years ago we met….though i did not see her nor were we close friends; still she always had a warming smile and a knowing in her eyes. She was one that always met the world with brightness no matter what her woes. Sorry isn’t nearly enough. I know she now rests well and is in her FULLNESS, JOY, PLAY……Living on within every single person she engaged. Much love to all her family, my buddy RIck, Zinnia…friends….LIVE ON, LOVE and LAUGH. Missed you will BE <3

  • Wayne and Nancy Burkette
    4 months ago

    Our love and sympathy to Carolyn’s family and friends. And, a special word of peace and hope to Rick who has been a ” friend traveler” for many years. May you be blessed with comfort, treasured memories, a host of loving friends and days of the beauty of creation.

  • Such a special life can never be replaced, Rick. Carolyn’s talents and friendship will live forever in our memories. Sending sincere blessings to all your families. Wonderful to have known her for many years !
    Ben

  • Daniel Schwalbe
    4 months ago

    Our Frienship started back in September 1956 when I met Carolyn at the University of Minnesota and this friendship continued on for another 60+ years! Carolyn was truly a team player whether in the kitchen , doing yard,work, camping , traveling or just having fun, She brought comfort and joy to many individuals over the years and in the several places she lived, And they continued to be her friends. It was my good fortune to be Carolyn’s “Lifetime Friend”!

  • Daniel Schwalbe
    4 months ago

    Our Frienship started back in September 1956 when I met Carolyn at the University of Minnesota and this friendship continued on for another 60+ years! Carolyn was truly a team player whether in the kitchen , doing yard,work, camping , traveling or just having fun, She brought comfort and joy to many individuals over the years and in the several places she lived, And they continued to be her friends. It was my good fortune to be Carolyn’s “Lifetime Friend”!

  • Daniel Schwalbe
    4 months ago

    Finally, I have came to grips that Carolyn will not be phoning me again -about:
    The Vikings
    The Panthers
    My birthday dinners she prepared in King
    If I heard from Amy lately
    My trips to Minnesota
    If I have seen the latest photos of our Great Grand Kidls
    Thanking me for some foreign stamps I sent her
    Thanking me for a card I sent her or
    (Sending me a card for every holiday )
    Asking me-how is Barbara doing?
    Asking me How is Jasper and when will he come up to King to see me?
    Asking me how I feel when She was in great pain
    Calling just to talk about anything
    and that list goes on….
    We met in September of 1956 and She was always a great example of teamwork whether we were in the kitchen or on a camping trip or at an art show. We had some very good times together both here in the States and Europe.
    And one thing I will always remember is
    that twinkle in her brown eyes she got from her father’s blue eyes!
    Carolyn was a part of my life over 60 years and will be lovingly remembered.

  • I am so very sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in God’s sure promises stated in the Bible. (Acts 24:15;
    John 5:28,29) I hope that reflecting on these passages will give you some relief during this difficult time. Respectfully,
    A Friend

  • Nadia Giordana
    4 months ago

    I was about 15 and delighted to have art classes come to Motley. Carolyn, (I realize now) was little more than a teen herself at 24, but she was a fun and talented teacher. I’m so happy we had a chance to reconnect last year via Facebook.

  • Larry Laster
    4 months ago

    What a beautiful lady in so many ways. You will truly be missed on this side. For Rick, dear friend, our hearts ache for you and Zinna. Know that we love you and care deeply.

    Larry and Susan Laster and sons.

  • Judi Maloy
    4 months ago

    Carolyn was a beautiful and gentle soul. She touched so many lives and was loved by many. Rest In Peace sweet friend. I hope everyone close to her will find ways to heal from this great loss.

  • Though we didn’t have the pleasure of knowing Carolyn, we have visited One Way many times. It has always has evoked the feel of peace and love. My heart goes out to Rick and Carolyn’s family and friends.

  • Linda Philipp Hane
    4 months ago

    we rented from Carolyn&Dan in Motley on the Crow Wing river.Carolyn and Amy always stayed with us when they came to visit..She was so much fun..and kind..Bill took her for an airplane ride at the old Staples airport..she loved it. She will be missed, one if a kind with her generous spirit.

  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    I was so sorry to hear of Carolyn’s passing, She was an amazing woman. She was a joy to be around. Lifting prayers for all her family and friends.

  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    My heart is heavy with this news. Carolyn was my idol when she brought art classes to Motley High School. One summer Carl and I visited her at her home in King and had the most wonderful day! I just recently received a birthday card from Carolyn, she never forgot!!
    Condolences to her family and all who knew and loved her.
    Heaven is blessed, but we are all sad……………….

  • Matt Stone
    5 months ago

    Carolyn’s steadfast joyful spirit endures in the legacy of her loves and her works. The greater loss, by far, would have been never to have known her.

  • Rick Landreth
    5 months ago

    ***************
    To my Beloved Carolyn, Soulmate for Eternity:

    With every star that twinkles, every breeze that blows,
    every bird singing, every flower that grows,
    every time a wolf howls, every time it snows,
    and when the sun arises, her beautiful spirit flows.
    Can never say enough, as everyone knows!

    My Greatest Treasure.
    ****************

  • Dena Christine
    5 months ago

    Our friendship began on father’s day, 1980. I had shared with a friend that I missed my father and was just so sad with father’s day approaching. Our, turns out, mutual friend told me to go to your and Rick’s house, that I needed to meet you both. I expressed doubts on just showing up and on father’s day too yet our friend was adamant that I needed to do just that. So I did, I just showed up and you and Rick were so genuinely welcoming, like I was a friend already. And I was. I thanked you for this over the years yet I share this here as a tribute to your open and love filled heart for others. I will forever be thankful for so many good times visiting through the years, so much laughter, so much caring and always being loved for who I am and try to be. I will miss this with you my dear friend Carolyn. I have this still with Rick and Zinnia yet we all deeply miss your physical presence. I trust that I will see you again one day. My heart is full of graitude and love for you and your rare and beautiful presence and friendship.

  • Billie Satterfield
    5 months ago

    Your creativity , smiles and laughter will truly be missed … My thoughts and prayers are with you and Rick … Travel on my friend … Billie

  • Zinna Landreth
    5 months ago

    I can’t Express enough how much love and compassion, kindness, gentleness, goodness and patience this amazingly beautiful woman had for everyone she met, knew or touched. Her spirit is great just like the great Gray wolf 🐺 . Her spirit touches many and she will forever touch our souls💞

  • Zinna Landreth
    5 months ago

    I can’t Express enough how much love and compassion, kindness, gentleness, goodness and patience this amazingly beautiful woman had for everyone she met, knew or touched. Her spirit is great just like the great Gray wolf 🐺 . Her spirit touches many and she will forever touch our souls💞

  • Rick Landreth
    5 months ago

    To my Beloved Carolyn Soulmate for Eternity :
    For every star that twinkles, every breeze that blows, every bird singing, every flower that grows, every time a Wolf howls, every time it snows an when the Sun Arises her Beautiful Spirit Flows!! Can never say enough as Everyone Knows!! My Greatest Treasure 🍃 🐺 🌬 💨 🌨 🔥 ☄ 💥

  • We are so very sorry for the sudden passing of Carolyn. We remember well our weekends in King, and showing at the One Way arts and crafts events. Carolyn was always such a gracious host and very dear soul💖🙏

  • Cookie ledford-johnson
    5 months ago

    Life without Carolyn will be so empty. She was my sister friend, and a wonderful stepmom to my daughter, she gave me so much strength, because she had such a strong attitude about life. If you had an “art” problem she had great solutions and could get you through it. She was a writer, an artist, a fabulous silversmith, made beautiful jewelry, a teacher, a designer/ decorator, my mentor… She will be missed by so many of us. How do I say goodbye without tears…

  • Penny Boyles
    5 months ago

    Rest in Peace. Such a sweet soul. King will not be the same without you!

  • Barbara Plott
    5 months ago

    I met you in 1973…We were both in our 30’s. I knew then you were special and I never doubted it anytime in our 45 year friendship. Thanks for the memories!!!

  • Patty Byrd
    5 months ago

    Over the years we have shared laughter and tears. The beauty you shared through your life touched all that knew you. The lessons you taught us of life will remain in our hearts forever. Thanks for being who you were . I will see you in the shadows of the full moon and hear you howl with the wind. Peace be with you.

  • Yvonne Petree
    5 months ago

    My heart is broken. You filled my life with joy,wonder and amazement. I am empty without you.

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