Mary Carolyn Mulder

Mary Carolyn Mulder, 88, of Knoxville, TN, died May 5, 2021. She was born
December 28, 1932, in Wetumpka, AL. She was preceded in death by her
parents, Pedric and Linda Mulder, along with her brother, Philip Mulder, of
Wetumpka, AL, her sister, Patty Vick of Atlanta, and her daughter, Stacy Elin
Eagan, of Weston, FL.
Ms. Mulder graduated from the University of Alabama in 1955 with a B.S. in
Home Economics, where she was very engaged in Delta Gamma and other
campus activities. After graduation, she worked at Loveman’s Department
Store in Birmingham, AL, until she married Lt. R. Thomas Quinn, a US Naval
Academy graduate in 1956 and spent the next 20 years raising three children
and moving around the US and Europe (Naples, Italy) courtesy of the US Navy.
They spent the subsequent decade moving multiple times between Knoxville,
TN, and Cambridge, MA. When they parted, Carolyn returned to Knoxville to
complete an M.S. in historic interior design through UT’s College of Architecture
and Design. Subsequently, she enjoyed collecting interesting antiques, until
macular degeneration slowed her down, including over 2000 pieces of
American silverplate flatware, the patterns and pieces spanning over 125 years,
that she donated to the University of Tennessee’s McClung Museum of Natural
History & Culture in 2004. Carolyn loved to read. She followed and loved to
discuss world events and US politics. She made friends easily and kept some
of them many decades.
Carolyn is survived by a son, Robert M. Quinn, of Wetumpka, AL, a daughter,
Cameron P. Quinn, of Arlington, VA, and a grandson, Russell T. Eagan, of
Hollywood, FL, along with numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-
nephews, and cousins. A memorial was held June 5th .

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