One of the most beautiful souls to have ever lived, left this earth on Tuesday, June 14th, 2022.
Amy Westrem Carney, aged 84, was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota on October 15, 1937, to J. Toby and Bergit Westrem. She spent her early life in East Grand Forks, Minnesota, graduating from High School there in 1955, where she was Head Majorette. She received her BS in Home Economics from the University of North Dakota in 1959. She married her high school sweetheart, Jim Carney, in 1958, spending 54 years together until his death in 2012.
Amy was a wonderful homemaker, who was skilled at cooking and sewing. She had the opportunity to set up house 6 times while following her husband’s retail career across the Midwest. She made a home for her family in East Grand Forks, MN; Milwaukee, WI; Brainerd, MN; Springfield, IL; Mt. Pleasant, MI; and West Lafayette, IN. She lived her final years in Zionsville, IN.
While in West Lafayette, Amy was a founding partner in Parkway Realty, and President of Carney Inc/DBA B. Caryl, a ladies boutique.
Amy loved her husband and family with all of her heart. She was a completely selfless woman who always took the “burnt toast” claiming, “I like burnt toast”. She taught her children how to love unconditionally, as her mother taught her.
Amy was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Teresa Westrem Bakken; brothers-in-law, Jack and Peter Carney; and her best friend and sister-in-law, Dorothy Westrem.
Amy is survived by her 3 children who always told her she was the best mom in the whole world, and who were all with her the day she died in her home from natural causes: Tim Carney (Sue) of Creve Coeur, MO, Beth Carroll (Dennis) of Zionsville, IN and Heidi Dugan (Dave) of Carmel, IN; her adored grandchildren, Dennis and Briget Carroll, and Max and Riley Dugan; and her brother, John Westrem of East Grand Forks. She was recently blessed with her first great-grandchild, Edmond Dugan.
Amy will be greatly missed by all who loved her. She will be put to rest at Resurrection Cemetery in East Grand Forks alongside her husband sometime this fall.
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