Carley Ann Crandall Stone
(1931 - 2011)

Profile:
Carley Ann Crandall Stone

Birth:
1931

Passing:
2011


Guest Book
As we lifted off from Detroit's airport to return to Scottsdale to visit with Bob, the thoughts about what I wanted to say about Carley on this site finally came to me very clearly, with the help of many months' perspective, and a lot of pondering.

In the last year or so that I knew Carley, and through the many substantive conversations we had, I watched her become even more focused than she always had been, more confident in her sense of what was right for her, more resolute in her will to see the innate goodness in everyone and everything around her.

And so, as we rolled down the runway and then lifted freely into the air toward a predetermined destination, it made me realize that's what Carley did. She didn't simply leave this physical world; she elevated herself from it. She quietly, confidently, gained spiritual momentum, infusing herself with all the goodness, both visible and invisible, that the universe had to offer, and, like our airplane, ascended speedily, freely, on to her next destination, leaving this earth behind.

Back here on the ground, Carley's unwavering practice of seeing Love everywhere influences and fortifies everyone who knew her. Our fondest tribute to her should be to actively practice all those character qualities she so patiently and humbly personified for us all.

grateful and loving you always,
Jay
Jay Langlois (son-in-law)
February 20th, 2012
Dear Bob and family,
I just read about Jill and whoten a messege for you and Carley and then i read about Carley. I walways talked to Mario i wish i could see all your family again one day,
Carley was like a mother to me, especily whem Sarah was born.

With much love,

Mario and Vera from Brasil
vera cristina Arruda (friend)
November 25th, 2011
Sweet mama, my dear "sister bird"

We have had such WONDERFUL opportunities to say and share nearly all the words and kindlings from deep within the recesses of our hearts to and with one another. What a blessing that is! We both know without a doubt how we feel about each other and how our kinship is so intertwined that there is no distance, space or time that will hinder our connection. I know first hand what it means to "love my neighbor as myself" because we did that together...there just has never been a separation…. It’s like “Where do I end and you begin?” We experienced the amazing adventure of glimpsing that we live in Love together ALWAYS .... a realization of Oneness, true family, that far surpassed a human mother-daughter relationship.

In each of our many and varied journeys together, in all those big and teeny at-first-unfamiliar-places, in beautiful and powerful places around the world, we experienced PURE JOY... in our discoveries down each of those winding roads - whether at beachside, meanderings through Mexico and Brazil, around and through ALL those majestic mountains and humble valleys, through all the lessons of our earth paths that mingled in such tangible ways… YOU have truly been my soul sister, my dearest friend, finest example, life coach, sweet, sweet mama and dearest treasure. That doesn’t end!

I know you are playing and singing this next verse and chorus now of your ongoing sweet song of life, journeying toward yet another horizon of promise and exploration... and you know how to do that SO well. I know that we will both continue to be buoyed up, encouraged, protected, comforted, and led to do and understand amazing things. Your sails are set, your wings are spread, your heart is open AS ALWAYS. I know you are directing "your feet to the sunny side of the street"... that happy tune that is always shows in the bounce of your step. I know you will be doing your new and improved version of that sidestep shuffle we grew up watching you do, delighting inside with our special mom as she threw all thought of self aside and felt and expressed that music and joy of Life... and letting us see that twinkle of yours right beforehand, so that we knew just what you were about to get up and do.

I know as the next moments of this life lead on, I will have more to say to you, but for now here is a list of just a few of my MANY favorite things that I learned and cherish from your example ... that help me to see that all of what I love and appreciate about you, is in ME too…through gleaning the ins and outs of your example and because I know The Source of all the goodness you have always expressed.

Thanks mama for:

• delighting in the all the simple and sweet things...a little glass half-full of Vernors just once in a while so that it was special when it happened
• Your availability at ANY time to help and remind me of what is TRUE
• Your commitment to honesty and a stance for what is right and good, without judgment of others
• Your child-like joy and delight...and complete zest for discovery... do you remember our time in the ultra-light glider? our kayaking, whitewater rafting, blazing so many new hiking trails, oodles of campfires, moments of feeling the palpable presence of Love?
• Your trust and persistence through thick and thin
• Your confidence that you could do ANYthing...you raised seven children, taught us to love order, built a cement patio and found your way up a mountain in the dark with no roads in the remotest of Mexico, for heavens sake...just to name a few!
• Your commitment to loving us, loving EVERYone with your life, not just in words
• For teaching us to be SO happy when good things happen to others, to be just as excited and happy our brother or sister got a present than if it were for us. Just look how we as adults still gather tightly around when another is receiving something.
• For supporting us, but at the same time encouraging us to find our own way...to learn our own lessons in the way that was just right for us

So, you see, sweet mama, you are here (and everywhere) in so many tangible ways...loving and being loved by SO many who have had the privilege of tender and jubilant experiences with you, and those who were just blessed without even knowing you, because of your pure and clear thought, humble prayers, and the way you have lived your life so full of grace.

Loving, loving you…always and in ALL ways
Your T
Tien Stone Langlois (daughter and friend)
September 25th, 2011
Although I can count on one hand the times we physically spent together, Carley profoundly changed my life. Many years ago Carley learned through my sister Pat that I was going through a particularly rough patch, not sure which way to turn, confused and lost. Even though we lived in different cities and had yet to meet, Carley telephoned me one morning and, in her oh so loving and gentle manner, told me that I was God's perfect child. In that one conversation, Carley literally guided me out of the dark. Shortly thereafter, I began attending a tiny CS church on the other side of the city. Within a year I had written and published a little book that would go on to become a bestseller. I know, without a doubt, that my journey from lost to successful author would never have happened if not for Carley.

My favorite memory is the night you and Carley invited Pat and me to join you in seeing "Phantom of the Opera" in Los Angeles. And by limousine!! Such a special treat; one I shall always remember. Before leaving Laguna Nigel, Carley took me over to your book shelf, pulled out a book and gave it to me. I know it wasn't by chance that the first sentence in the book reads: "Pray thee, take care, that tak'st my book in hand, To read it well; that is, to understand." "Prose Works other than Science and Health," by Mary Baker Eddy, has been on my bedside table ever since.

Words cannot express my gratitude to Carley for all she brought, and continues to bring, to my life. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Bob, and the entire Stone family as you celebrate the love and joy of Carley's life. And a very special thank you for sharing her with me.

Priscilla
Priscilla Goslin (Friend)
August 28th, 2011

Tien,
The emotion evoked from reading about your mother here and on the Scholars Together website is profound. I am moved beyond words. No doubt you have been blessed to have her as a mother, role model, and friend. Her actions and attitude are exceptional; but knowing you, not surprising to me. She clearly lives within you. For that I thank her, she has given our family and the world a treasure. I am so sorry for your loss.
With heartfelt sympathy and love,
Wendy
Wendy Stone (Scholars Family)
August 27th, 2011
My earliest memories of Carley are from my Sunday School experiences with her. That tie has never been severed, and I sometimes I silently say, "What would Carley have to say about this?" Her metaphysics are always rock solid!
Much love and hugs to my 2nd family, reaching back into my childhood days in Flint, Michigan. Eternal love to all!
Debbie "O"
Deb Offenhauser (family friend)
August 18th, 2011
Dear Bob and the entire Stone family,
My heart is overflowing with loving thoughts of Carley and your family. Carley touched so many people in wonderful and unique ways. Many times we don't have the privilege of knowing how someone has touched our lives. Carley came into my life when I lived in Westcliffe, CO. She allowed me to know in a very real way that God loves us. Carley gave me a copy of the Christian Science Hymnal (words only) on Oct. 11, 1996. She told me that each hymn could be used as a prayer/treatment. Her inscription in the front read, "Felt ye the power of the Word?" Oh, how I've felt the power of the words from that small volume! And, oh, how I've felt, and still feel, the power of Love that Carley demonstrated in her life, and shared with me, and so many others!
My heartfelt love for all of the Stone family,
Marti (Fulton) Minogue, friend, currently living on Cornerstone Farm, Monroe, CO, WV
Marti (Fulton) Minogue (friend)
August 10th, 2011
Dear Bob and family,
The departure of Carley from this life leaves my heart sad, especially for you, Bob. And yet, knowing that her deep love and devotion to God ensures she is in His presence eternally--whole and well-- is a comfort and joy. You and Carley have been such a blessed encouragement to me. Each time we encountered one another, your sincere hugs and enthusiasm made me feel special and cared for. I pray that God's love and grace will surround your broken heart each and every day as you learn to live without Carley's daily smile and love. Thank you for blessing my life. My love and prayers, Barb Jones
Barb Jones (friend)
August 2nd, 2011
Everyone has so many wonderful memories of Carley and I would like to share mine. Carley was the most sincere, loving and genuine friend I have ever had. I will never forget asking her one early morning what she was reading at my home in Campos do Jordao, Brazil. That was my introduction to CS and I will be forever grateful. This close friendship resulted in great times together that led us, along with Bob and Fabio, on trips throughout Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Japan, Hong Kong, Korea and California. Carley was always ready for fun and adventure with such enthusiasm. Her love for her friends and family was inspiring.

Pat Kowarick
Pat Kowarick (friend)
July 29th, 2011
Dearest Bob, Tien, Jennie, Beth, Tim and Keith,
All of us at the Christian Science Society in San Juan Capistrano wish you to know that our heartfelt love and prayers are with you. Carley was admired, respected and deeply cared for by so many amongst us. Her presence will truly be missed, but her memory will remain always.
Carley was a very special person who brought love, caring, comofrt and healing to many individuals who are very grateful for her presence in their lives. As she moves on in her experience, she is still blessing, caring and loving all whom she met and letting her light shine for all to see by. May you take comfort in this understanding and know that your love lives within her just as much as hers lives with you.
Our deepest caring love,
The Christian Science Society of San Juan Capistrano
SJC Christian Science Society (Friends)
July 25th, 2011
Here in Wisconsin (our now home) we have heard the news of Carley's continuing journey. I will never forget the Sat. eve that I watched out of my kitchen window at 73 Eagle Vista Drive, a large GMC come up the driveway and out bounced Carley! It wasn't easy selling the home that we loved and built from scratch - but Carley was so in love with it - that I knew immediately she was the next one to love the home! In the short while we knew Carley, all the characteristics that everyone - family and friends - have stated above - showed immediately through and we were aware that Carley was special! We extend all our best condolences to Bob and family - we know that she is creating more beautiful spaces for us to appreciate how or where ever her life continues. Bless you all - Diane and Andrei Volkov
Diane and Andrei Volkov (friends)
July 23rd, 2011
Dear Bob and family,

When it comes to Carley, the following passage speaks to us.
COURAGE

The acorn becomes an oak by means of automatic growth; no commitment is necessary. The kitten similarly becomes a cat on the basis of instinct. NATURE and BEING are identical in creatures like them. But a man or woman becomes fully human only by his or her choices and his or her commitment to them. People attain worth and dignity by the multitude of decisions they make from day by day. These decisions require courage. Author, Rollo May

CARLEY = COURAGE

She will be missed.

Barry & Michelle Gindlesperger
Barry & Michelle Gindlesperger
July 21st, 2011
Dearest Bob and Family: My heart is saddened to know that I won't see your Carley's lovely smile nor the twinkle in her eye or feel the hugs she shared with everyone, but I also rejoice to know she is in paradise with her God. No pain, nor sickness, just beauty for all eternity. I feel so blessed to have known her. I will always remember how she took time to talk with me during my tough times, and how she never judged, just listened. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sorry I missed you when you were in town. All my love, Marty Wolff
Marty Wolff (Friend)
July 18th, 2011
It is difficult sometimes to put into words the sorrow that is felt when someone so unique and precious passes away; and to be able to let the family know how I truly feel and care. Carley will always be in my thoughts (as she always has been) - especially when I go for a ride on my beautiful Elegante'. She was an awesome lady and I feel priviledged to have gotten to meet and be with her over the years which has added to my life.
To Bob and the family - you will always be in my thoughts, prayers and heart. Thank you for allowing me to share moments of Carley with you.
Love to you all
LaDonna
LaDonna Slifco (Friend)
July 14th, 2011
What a sense of joy I felt whenever I was in Carley's presence.She just radiated it.You always felt wrapped in God's Mother Love and I know she continues on wrapped in that very same Love,which is her life.
Much love to Bob and each member of the Stone family;thanks for sharing her with us all.
Paul Garman
July 14th, 2011
We are so grateful for the years we had Carley for a friend. She taught us so much and will always be an inspiration and example to us. She was so full of Love and Spirit and Soul! It was a joy to know her.
What a precious family you all are and so overflowing with love. Bob, you and Carley were SOME team!!
We will ALL miss her so much but I know she'll be close in thought and heart.
We loved seeing the pictures. Thank you for sharing.
Bless you all. May your many good memories warm your hearts and bring you comfort.
Bill & Connie Wahl (friends)
July 11th, 2011
Carley was one of the most unique and special people that we ever met, she had such a wonderful way of making you feel special and loved. Carley and Bob taught us how to play Hand and Foot, and today that game lives on with our special group in Westcliffe. We will always feel honored and blessed to have known such a special lady. God Bless
Pamm and Bill Knoth (friends)
July 10th, 2011
We were lucky when we met Bob & Carley in our small town of Westcliffe around the late 90's.
We knew we had made the right decision to move to a very small town in the Colorado Mountains.
Carley was like my big sister who gave me wonderful advice on everything. Bob & Kent were on the BDRPOA board, and we found we had a great time every time the four of us got together. We met our dear friends the Knoth's at one of your get togethers, thanks for that.
Carley looked so beautiful the day I visited her and took the picture of her in front of her flowers in their turnaround. She is one of a kind, and we will be forever blessed because of knowing her. Love to you Bob & family.
Kent & Jeanne Houston
Jeanne & Kent Houston (Westcliffe Friends)
July 10th, 2011
68Dearest Stone Family,

It's just impossible to put words to the wonderful joy, love and inspiration Carley added to my life. Her thoughts were always about how she could serve God more and express that love through giving to others. She might be the most unselfed person I ever knew. She was able to look deeply into the hearts of others and extend such amazing love to each one in a totally unique and practical way. A remarkable woman! She'll be in my heart always! Much love to each of you!

Deborah Huebsch
Deborah Huebsch (Friend)
July 9th, 2011
Bob & Family;

My daughter, Cloe and I were blessed to have been friends with such a lovely lady. I personally shared many laughs with her and Bob over breakfast at Karen's, literally falling from our chairs with stories, wit and humor shared over the years. She was a most gracious lady and always with a smile, and shared life insights to me more than once.

I was glad to say 'hello' in the Fall of '10, just after my return to the valley. Seeing you, Bob, was a treat too!

Millie Halle asked me to pass on her sense of loss of such a friend whom she has known since way back when.

Missed is but a word, but it captures just the tip of my personal and deep felt feelings. She will be with me for years to come as she offered me friendship, kindness and lovely feelings over the years.

Yep; missed
Noel
Noel Berge (Family Friend)
July 8th, 2011
Dear Bob and Family,
We were so saddened to learn of Carly's passing. Thank you for the lovely tribute you posted in the Tribune. Carly's warm smile, sense of humor, and graciousness are but a few of the qualities we remember with fondness. She was always so cheerful and genuinely glad to see us whenever we visited the ranch. We always loved running into the two of you at Karen's coffee shop! Our thoughts are with your family.
Love, Jan and Helm
Jan and Helm Kraus (friend)
July 8th, 2011
Dearest Bob and Family--I think of Carley as the tree of life to all who have know her.Strong,upright whole and free.Swaying in the winds of eternial Life. What a wonderful family and I am so happy that I have known each and every one of you.Living around the corner in Frankli.My trips to Mexico,sharing our anniversary together and Carley,Mary.Juli and I
laughing our way through Mexico.Also going to Co to the ranch and Az too. I have so much to share and remember--Love to each and every one of you. Thank you all for being such a wonderful family.Hope to see you in Mi,Ca,Fl,Az all the places I go in the winter.My love to you all Shirley Jeffery
Shirley Jeffery (family friend)
July 7th, 2011
Bob and Family,
What a wise, loving, kind soul Carley has always been. Your presence will be
greatly missed.

Ruth

Ruth Calvin (friend)
July 7th, 2011
Hello Bob, and Stone family,
Thanks for sharing all the memories of Carley through this website. Bob, I only saw the note in the Tribune today, did not know when I saw you Tuesday. Love from both of us.

Walter and Els van Woudenberg
Walter van Woudenberg (friend)
July 7th, 2011
To all the Stones,

It seems only yesterday that we were all gathered at the farm, playing Bingo, riding horses and falling out of the haymow. More recently, I had the opportunity to visit the Colorado ranch and ride horses again, although I got to skip the haymow part this time. Carley's welcome and enthusiasm to encourage us all to experience everything the ranch had to offer will stay in my heart always. I know she is in a better place and with wonderful company but I am thinking of you all as you adjust to her earthly absence. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Kit Tyler (Tearney) (Cousin)
July 6th, 2011
Dear Bob, Tien and all the Stones,
It has been a rough few months for our extended family. So many of the generation that served as the role models for my generation and guided us on the good and proper path have moved on to the next stage of existence. We've had few opportunities to share time together in recent years, but I have many fond memories of all of you and have always felt a tremendous sense of warm and togetherness in your family, which all seemed to radiate out from Carley. My best to you all, who I may rarely see, but keep in my thoughts and prayers.
Pat Tearney (Cousin)
July 6th, 2011
Much love to you and your whole family. We are wrapping up your dad and everyone in God's warm, comforting love..knowing that the "fulness of His blessing encompasseth your way."

love from the Ellithorpes
Sue Ellithorpe (family friend)
July 6th, 2011
T, I just got your message about this. Aunt Teresa, Uncle Dave and I have prayers for you and your entire family. It was a pleasure meeting Carley and doing a variety of fun activities with her; cooking when we went to Colorado and doing a variety of school activities. She was such a hard-working person and was always willing to help others when they were in need of help. We love you and we will NEVER forget all of the great times you've shared with us!

Lots of love to the Stone family,
Isaac
Isaac Rowls (Scholars student/friend)
July 5th, 2011
I never knew Carley Ann Crandall Stone, but after seeing these pictures of her and hearing good things about her from my teacher (who is Carley's daughter) I can see that she must have been a great person. May we keep her in our memories and hope that she is happy wherever she is.
Leyla Wolf (Scholars student)
July 5th, 2011
I feel grateful to have been able to spend a wonderful weekend with Carley and your family. She is an amazing woman, and you are all in my thoughts. with love, Jul
jul swann (friend)
July 5th, 2011
Dear Bob,
I am celebrating the life of our Carley, remembering her love, compassion, courage, steadfastness, and laughter. My privilege to be in your home and experience her wisdom and love of life will continue to bless me. For you to have a love and companion to spend your life with was a joy that spilled over to all of us who have journeyed with you. Thank you for all your kindnesses. No matter where we are, we will have these memories.
Love,
Peggy
Peggy Gillum (dear friend)
July 3rd, 2011
Sweet mama, my dear "sister bird"

We have had such WONDERFUL opportunities to say and share nearly all the words and kindlings from deep within the recesses of our hearts to and with one another. What a blessing that is! We both know without a doubt how we feel about each other and how our kinship is so intertwined that there is no distance, space or time that will hinder our connection. I know first hand what it means to "love my neighbor as myself" because we did that together...there just has never been a separation…. It’s like “Where do I end and you begin?” We experienced the amazing adventure of glimpsing that we live in Love together ALWAYS .... a realization of Oneness, true family, that far surpassed a human mother-daughter relationship.

In each of our many and varied journeys together, in all those big and teeny at-first-unfamiliar-places, in beautiful and powerful places around the world, we experienced PURE JOY... in our discoveries down each of those winding roads - whether at beachside, meanderings through Mexico and Brazil, around and through ALL those majestic mountains and humble valleys, through all the lessons of our earth paths that mingled in such tangible ways… YOU have truly been my soul sister, my dearest friend, finest example, life coach, sweet, sweet mama and dearest treasure. That doesn’t end!

I know you are playing and singing this next verse and chorus now of your ongoing sweet song of life, journeying toward yet another horizon of promise and exploration... and you know how to do that SO well. I know that we will both continue to be buoyed up, encouraged, protected, comforted, and led to do and understand amazing things. Your sails are set, your wings are spread, your heart is open AS ALWAYS. I know you are directing "your feet to the sunny side of the street"... that happy tune that is always shows in the bounce of your step. I know you will be doing your new and improved version of that sidestep shuffle we grew up watching you do, delighting inside with our special mom as she threw all thought of self aside and felt and expressed that music and joy of Life... and letting us see that twinkle of yours right beforehand, so that we knew just what you were about to get up and do.

I know as the next moments of this life lead on, I will have more to say to you, but for now here is a list of just a few of my MANY favorite things that I learned and cherish from your example ... that help me to see that all of what I love and appreciate about you, is in ME too…through gleaning the ins and outs of your example and because I know The Source of all the goodness you have always expressed.

Thanks mama for:

• delighting in the all the simple and sweet things...a little glass half-full of Vernors just once in a while so that it was special when it happened
• Your availability at ANY time to help and remind me of what is TRUE
• Your commitment to honesty and a stance for what is right and good, without judgment of others
• Your child-like joy and delight...and complete zest for discovery... do you remember our time in the ultra-light glider? our kayaking, whitewater rafting, blazing so many new hiking trails, oodles of campfires, moments of feeling the palpable presence of Love?
• Your trust and persistence through thick and thin
• Your confidence that you could do ANYthing...you raised seven children, taught us to love order, built a cement patio and found your way up a mountain in the dark with no roads in the remotest of Mexico, for heavens sake...just to name a few!
• Your commitment to loving us, loving EVERYone with your life, not just in words
• For teaching us to be SO happy when good things happen to others, to be just as excited and happy our brother or sister got a present than if it were for us. Just look how we as adults still gather tightly around when another is receiving something.
• For supporting us, but at the same time encouraging us to find our own way...to learn our own lessons in the way that was just right for us

So, you see, sweet mama, you are here (and everywhere) in so many tangible ways...loving and being loved by SO many who have had the privilege of tender and jubilant experiences with you, and those who were just blessed without even knowing you, because of your pure and clear thought, humble prayers, and the way you have lived your life so full of grace.

Loving, loving you…always and in ALL ways
Your T
Tien Stone Langlois (daughter and dear friend)
June 30th, 2011
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"To the Stone Family, Carley, Bob and the family have always been close to our heart. We love you and will desperately miss Carley. She is a special lady; always smiling and so positive. We love you!"
Don and Dolores Griffin
July 16th, 2011
"Just other day I was looking at pictures of our Colorado trip, what a lovely time we had with Bob and Carly, we will never forget. Carly was such a special person and full of joy. She took such good care of us that special summer. Love, Karen Brown"
Karen Brown
July 10th, 2011
"Bless Carley and he; precious family and her picture is very lovely to view. You will be receiving my card any day now with more love and Love, Kay"
Kathryn Wittmack
July 10th, 2011
"Carley is the most wonderful person I've ever known. We loved every moment we spent with her & Bob. Love, Kent & Jeanne"
Kent & Jeanne Houston
July 10th, 2011
"Dearest Bob and your Family, Thank you for sharing your love for Carley with us through these wonderful pictures. What a gracious soul Carley was. I'll always remember her cheerful enthusiasm for life and her warm smile. My love and prayers.Karen"
Karen LeBlond
July 8th, 2011
"Dearest Tien, Bob and Family, Thank you for sharing the wonderful pictures of Carley, Bob, your family and Carley's friends with us all. My life was changed, first by Carley and Bob, and then by Jill. I learned the truth: that All Comes from Love."
Robyn Wallerich
July 6th, 2011

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