Obituary: Carolyn Ruth Jex |

Obituary: Carolyn Ruth Jex

Nov. 20, 1934 – Aug. 26, 2013

Carolyn Jex Schwartz, 78, passed away peacefully on August 26, after a brief, courageous battle against cancer. Carolyn was born on November 20th, 1934 to Heber and Ruth Jex of Ogden, Utah.

Carolyn was a cum laude graduate of the University of Utah, where she met the love of her life, Herbert C. Schwartz. They moved to Palo Alto in 1957, and resided there until 2005. Since then they have lived in Nevada sharing time between Incline Village and Minden-Gardnerville.

Carolyn was an immensely talented artist, attending Cranbrook Academy of Art and obtaining her Master’s of Arts Degree from Stanford University; her figurative drawings and paintings, watercolor landscapes and flowers will brighten our lives forever.

Carolyn was a loving and devoted wife, caring mother and grandmother. She had an unmatched compassion for all living things. She and her husband shared their love of art, music and travel with all those around them, particularly their children and grandchildren.

Carolyn is survived by her husband of 55 years, Dr. Herbert Schwartz; her brother, William Jex; their three children and their spouses: Michael and Jean Schwartz, Rebecca and John Chamberlain, and Sara and Dan Heller; their nine grandchildren: Jennifer, Jessica, Alex, Amanda, Laura, Sarah, Kate, Rachel, Aaron, Asher; their two great grandchildren, Madeline and Camden; and niece and nephews: Maya Jex, Will Jex and Alon Jex.

“For yesterday is only a vision,

but today well lived makes every yesterday a memory of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope.

Look well, therefore, to this day.” Sanskrit Poem