Friday, December 26, 2008
Carol Seidenwurm 1944 - 2008
Carol Seidenwurm passed away on December 24, 2008 shortly before reaching her 65th birthday. She died peacefully at San Diego Hospice after a valiant four-year fight against cancer. She is survived by Rick, her husband of 43 years, daughter Amy and son Rob, son-in-law Russell and daughter-in-law Katie, grandsons Owen and Nathan, and a slew of adoring relatives and friends.
Gatherings in Carol's memory are listed on the right. We invite everyone from Carol's life to attend.
Carol grew up in Manhattan and graduated from Boston University, majoring in Political Science. The family moved to San Diego in 1973 and she blossomed here.
Her passion was stone sculpture. Her works are proudly displayed by collectors across the country. She once wrote, "At first the stone seems cold and hostile. As the shape emerges, the stone becomes warm and alive. The joy and pain involved in the carving process is, to me, both cyclical and strangely predictable, something akin to giving birth and seeing your creation change from a gawky adolescent to a sensuous adult. The whole process is deeply satisfying."
Carol returned to school at age 50, earned a masters degree in psychology and became a marriage and family therapist, serving internships at Lifeline, Women’s Resource Center, and Elizabeth Hospice before establishing a private practice in North San Diego County.
People loved to confide in her and she loved to listen. She was an avid reader moviegoer, and traveler. She wrote memoirs of her youth and her struggle against cancer and read them at the First Friday programs run by San Diego Writers Ink. One of her readings was included in the First Friday anthology CD last year.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Carol’s name to the charities listed to the right. Or just spend a little time volunteering for something you care about. Carol would like that.
Please also leave your thoughts and memories about her by clicking on the comments link below. We would love to read them.
Amy, Rob and Rick
Posted by Amy Seidenwurm at 9:49 PM