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Obituary: Carolyn Sue Harrod-Saldivar


Carolyn Sue Harrod-Saldivar, aged 71, passed away peacefully on June 2, 2024, in Dierks, Ark., surrounded by her loving family. Born on Aug. 27, 1952, in Nashville, Ark., Carolyn’s life was a tapestry of joy, love, and cherished memories that will be fondly remembered by all who knew her. Carolyn’s early years in Nashville set the stage for a life of compassion and caring, traits that would define her personal and professional life.

As she grew, her warm smile and generous spirit drew people to her, and she formed deep and lasting relationships. Carolyn’s heart was always open to family and friends, and her home was a place of comfort and joy. Professionally, Carolyn dedicated herself to serving others through her work at the Arkansas Department of Human Services. Her commitment to her role was evident in her unwavering support and advocacy for those in need. Even after her retirement, the impact of her work continued to resonate in the community she served so diligently.

Family was the cornerstone of Carolyn’s life. She was preceded in death by her parents, C.C. and Jewell Smalling Couch; her two husbands, Michael Harrod and Pedro Saldivar; her infant brother, Larry Couch; her brother, Robin Couch; her sister, Gaylon Meadows Dudley; and her nephew, Gary Couch.

Her presence was a source of strength and love for her family, guiding them through life’s many challenges and celebrations. Carolyn’s legacy lives on through her children, Cindy Harrod Mashburn, JoDee Turner, and Imelda Taylor. Her guidance and wisdom were gifts that she bestowed upon them, nurturing their growth into remarkable individuals. She was also a cherished sibling to Kay Culp, Jerry and Johnnie Couch, and sister-in-law Judy Couch, sharing with them the unbreakable bond of family. Her role as a grandmother and great-grandmother was one of Carolyn’s greatest joys. She leaves behind a legacy of love and cherished memories for her grandchildren, Abbigail (Tyler) Jackson, AnDrew (Kenzie) Mashburn, Autumn (Zach) Morrow, Gus Turner, Whitney Taylor, Melody Taylor, Zoey Taylor, and Ivy Taylor; her great-grandchildren, Avie Jackson, Daisy Jackson, Josie Mashburn, and Remmington Allen, will grow up hearing stories of her kindness and the warmth of her embrace. Carolyn’s interests were a reflection of her vibrant spirit. She loved music, an avid concert-goer who delighted in the shared experience of live performances. Movies were also a passion, offering her a window into other worlds and stories. Above all, Carolyn cherished the time spent with her grandchildren, each moment a precious memory she held dear. Rest in peace, Carolyn; your love lives on. 

The family will receive friends on Saturday, June 8, 2024, at Nashville Funeral Home from 9 a.m. until her service time at 11 am.

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