6 N Main • Caldwell, KS • 620-845-6424
Carolyn Ann Tomsu passed away on December 1, 2020. She was born on Jan 15, 1937 to Abby Albert Ashlock and Beulah (Bowers) Ashlock in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. She was the youngest of three; brothers Donald DeWayne Ashlock of Kailua, Hawaii and Dojuanna Joyce Manes of Sand Springs, Oklahoma.
Carolyn’s family moved to Enid after her high school years in Okmulgee; where she met the love of her life Leo R. Tomsu and married him on August 11, 1961. Leo and Carolyn made their home in the county west of Renfrow, Oklahoma on the family Land Run Homestead and raised their three children on hard work, loyalty and love. Carolyn brought into the family two children, Steven DeWayne and Cindy Lorraine, and on November 8, 1967, her youngest son Leo Edward was born.
Carolyn and Leo enjoyed square dancing with the Wagon Wheelers Club of Caldwell with their neighbors and friends and hardly ever missed a chance to go. They liked to travel and would go down into the Brownsville, Texas area for vacations.
On October 8, 1993, Leo R. passed away after 24 long years of fighting ALS, at which time Carolyn and her son Leo Edward decided to carry on at the farming and ranching that became a full time job for her up until her death at 83 years old; just short one and one-half months of being 84.
Carolyn loved her country living and life helping keep the farm growing. She could always be found feeding the cattle or horses, mowing the vast yard around the farm and loving on the many cats and dogs that she had over the years.
Always “the mother” she would be ready to talk and advise her children when the need would arise. Always looking out for their welfare and making sure she was on the other end of the line when they’d call.
Carolyn is preceded in death by her husband and his parents Rudolph and Emma Tomsu, her parents, and siblings.
Carolyn is survived by her children, Leo Edward Tomsu of Caldwell/Renfrow, Cindy Lorraine Wilcoxen and her husband Glen of Enid, Steven DeWayne Thompson of California; grandchildren, Forest W. Early and wife Michelle of Edmond, Oklahoma, Jamie L. Early of Enid, Oklahoma, Nicole Wilcoxen Riggs and husband Derek of Enid, Oklahoma; many nephews and nieces alongside a vast amount of country friends and those from the surrounding towns of Caldwell, Kansas and Medford, Oklahoma area.
Graveside Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 5, 2020 at the Czechoslovakian Cemetery west of Caldwell.
Memorials may be made to Circle of Love Hospice or Caldwell Care Network and sent in care of the mortuary.