Carolyn J. Amelon

  • Born: July 16, 1944
  • Died: March 1, 2016
  • Location: Iowa City, Iowa

Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service

2720 Muscatine Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240
Tel. (319) 338-1132

Tribute & Message From The Family

Carolyn J. Amelon, 71, of rural Iowa City, passed away Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at home.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, March 5th at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City where a time of visitation will be held Friday from 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name may be made to Iowa City Hospice. Online condolences may be sent to her family at

Carolyn Jane Spenner was born July 16, 1944 on her family farm in rural Johnson County; daughter of Albert and Lillian (Maier) Spenner. She graduated from Iowa City's City High School. She was united in marriage to Dean Amelon on August 22, 1964 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Iowa City. She worked for many years as a book keeper for Amelon Construction and Bon Aire.

Carolyn always enjoyed her time spent with family, shopping and cooking with grandchildren, traveling with Dean to the mountains, preparing cooked meals and baked goods for everyone's delight and keeping up with her flower beds.

Her family includes her husband, Dean; sons, Mike and Ron (Chris) Amelon both of Iowa City; two grandchildren, Ben and Jordan; three sisters, Phyllis Zahradnek of Kalona, Delores Zahradnek of Iowa City and Mary Carter of Frisco, TX; Dean's siblings, Duane Amelon (Joyce) of Oxford and Joan Collins of Marshfield, MO as well as numerous extended family members.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers-in-law and a sister-in-law.

Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service is caring for Carolyn's family and her services.