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.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Dean and family:

Al and I are so very sorry for your loss and you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Karen and Al Peterson

Posted by Karen Peterson - IOWA CITY, IA - Friend   March 10, 2016

With sympathy wishing you many peace filled memories 2nd Thessalonians 3:16 "Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace constantly in every way. May the Lord be with all of you.

Posted by Hines - IL   March 09, 2016

I'm so sorry about your loss. There is no sting that hurts harder. I hope that you find comfort knowing that God is with your entire family helping to heal all who are affected and Ms. Amelon is safe in his memory. (Job 1:14,15)

Posted by IB    March 08, 2016


So sorry to hear about your loss.

Posted by Kathy Bissell - Coralville, IA - Acquaintance   March 04, 2016

May Gods loving kindness comfort you through this difficult time. Psalms 119:76

Posted by Virginia    March 04, 2016

Dear Dean, I am so very sorry to hear of Carolyn's passing. Know that you and your family are in my thoughts.

Posted by Monica Moen - Iowa City, IA - Acquaintance   March 04, 2016

I used to work with you at Hills School. I liked your mother so much.
She was very kind and helpful in assisting you. I am so sorry that she has
passed on at such a young age. Please tell your family members I am remembering them in my prayers.
Judith Knabe

Posted by Judith Knabe - Iowa City, IA - Teacher   March 03, 2016

We were so sorry to read about Carolyn's passing. She was always such a gracious. friendly lady and it was always a joy to know her through the years at Bon Aire. I know she will be greatly missed by many. Our hearts and prayers are with her family.

Posted by Beverly & Jerry Shearer - Iowa City, IA - Friend   March 03, 2016

Amelon Family I am sorry for your loss. You will all be in my prayers. I remember Carolyn from my days at Bon Aire always with a smile. Keep the good memories in your hearts forever. God Bless

Posted by Daniel Hayslett - Iowa City, IA - Acquaintance   March 02, 2016

Dear Amelon Family. We are so sorry for your loss. We will always remember Carolyn for her beautiful smile and love for her family. Our thoughts are with you.

Posted by Kara Logsden - Iowa City, IA   March 02, 2016

Dean, Ron and mike ...
We are so sad to read about Carolyn's passing . She was always so polite over the last 20 years of seeing her on a regular basis. We all know that her pain and suffering has come to a end .Please know that each and everyone of you are in our deepest thoughts and prayers . Cherish all those good memories and this will help ease your pain . Once again we are both very sorry .

Matt & Sam Gavin
Iowa City

Posted by Matt ( Spike ) Gavin - iowa city, IA - Friend   March 02, 2016

To Dean, Mike and the rest of the family; we are so sorry for your loss. We have had the pleasure of being neighbors with Dean and Carolyn! We will miss seeing her this spring and summer out in the yard! We are thinking of you all during this time of grieving.
Clint and Cassie Meade

Posted by Cassie and Clint Meade - Iowa city - Neighbor   March 02, 2016

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