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“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 ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Karen Peterson - IOWA CITY, IA

“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...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Hines - IL

“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...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: IB

“So sorry to hear about your loss. ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Kathy Bissell - Coralville, IA

“May Gods loving kindness comfort you through this difficult time. Psalms 119:76 ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Virginia

“Dear Dean, I am so very sorry to hear of Carolyn's passing. Know that you and your family are in my thoughts. ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Monica Moen - Iowa City, IA

“Ron, 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...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Judith Knabe - Iowa City, IA

“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...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Beverly & Jerry Shearer - IA

“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...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Daniel Hayslett - Iowa City, IA

“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...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Kara Logsden - Iowa City, IA

“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...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Matt ( Spike ) Gavin - iowa city, IA

“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...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Cassie and Clint Meade Iowa city


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 www.gayandciha.com.

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.