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Carolyn Ann Hanks

Carolyn Ann Hanks was born June 20, 1937, in Ripley, Oklahoma, to Francis and Eva Wells. She was adopted by Hoyt and Mavontiena Barker at age 12. She moved to Trona from Snyder, Oklahoma, in 1953. She called Trona home for seventy-one years. She raised five children there while working at the family business Massey and Son lumber yard. She married Claren(Sonny) Hanks on January 27, 1973, and gained Two children.

Carolyn Hanks

She enjoys CB hunts and Camping with her husband of 50 years. She worked for Western Auto in Trona and in Ridgecrest. She retired in 2002 from the Post Office on the base.

She was preceded in death by her birth and adoptive parents. By her husband, Claren(Sonny) Hanks, Her sons Johnie and Harold(Buster) Massey, stepson Claren Hanks, and Her sister, Debby Smith.

She is survived by sisters Ginger Harksmith, Anita(Doc) Starns, Donna(John) Florer, and Brothers Francis(Linda) Wells and Larry(Barbara) Wells. Children Zana(Charlie) Eisenhour, Wayne(Sandy) Massey. Tammy(Jim) Cicalese. Billy(Sue) Massey, Terry Vaughn. Grandchildren, Eddie(Karina) Funke, Justin(Kara) Tolbert, Jonathan(Christy) Massey, Ryan(Krista) Massey, Randy Massey, Stephanie(Chris) Mogg, Wayne(Kristy) Massey, Danny(Amber) Massey, Beth(Travis) Ball, Rebecca(Chris) Greenshields, Billy(Lori) Massey, Misty(Ronnie) Bogle, Andrew Vaughn, And many great and great-great Grandchildren and Nieces and Nephews.

        Services will be on Saturday, February 3, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. at Christian Fellowship of Trona, 83435 Trona Rd, Trona, California. A graveside service will follow, followed by a reception. The family asks that a donation be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in lieu of flowers.