Carolyn Marie Robbins Eastwood was born December 17, 1945, in Clarksdale, Mississippi, where she lived with her parents Elmer Clifton Eastwood and Mildred Rebecka Allen Eastwood. At the age of 3, the family moved to Passaic, New Jersey, where Carolyn grew up.
After high school, Carolyn attended Moody Bible Institute where she met her first husband Robert Eugene Robbins. After getting married, Carolyn moved to Coopersville, Michigan where she had 3 children, a son Robert Allen, and 2 daughters Susan Joy and Becky Lyne. While in Coopersville, Carolyn worked as a foster parent for teenagers in state care.
In 1985, after her divorce, Carolyn moved, with her 3 children, to Kissimmee, Florida to be closer to her grandparents. While in Kissimmee, Carolyn worked as a social worker for the Department of Children and Families. Once her children where older, Carolyn went back to school to pursue a master’s degree. She spent many years working as an activity’s director for several nursing homes in the Orlando area as she worked toward completing a masters in mental health counseling program at Rollins College. After becoming a licensed mental health counselor, she went on to further her education in a doctorate program at Berry University.
In 2012, Carolyn moved to Deland, Florida to be closer to her daughter and grandchildren, where she lived until her death on September 26, 2021. Carolyn was 75 years old.
Carolyn loved the beach and spent many summer vacations there with her kids and grandkids. She also enjoyed going on cruises with her friends and family. Near the ocean is where Carolyn found peace and happiness.
In her later years, Carolyn worked as a substitute teacher in Volusia County Schools and enjoyed volunteering in the school where her daughter worked as a second-grade teacher.
Carolyn joins her parents, Elmer Clifton Eastwood and Mildred Rebecka Allen Eastwood, and grandparents in Heaven.
She is survived by a sister Barbara Perkins, 2 brothers Fred (Mary) Eastwood and Kenneth (Suzanne) Eastwood, a son Robert (Sasha) Robbins, 2 daughters Susan (Steve) Robbins Russell Presley and Becky (Michael) Robbins Gerlach, 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life service will be held at The Christian Church at Deleon Springs 4481 Mills Rd, Deland, Fl 32724 on Saturday, October 16th at 11 am.