Carolyn Josephine Eyler


Carolyn Josephine Eyler, 91, of Oklahoma City passed away Thursday February 7, 2019.
She was born February 11, 1927 in Stratford, OK to Madison Monroe and Maggie Lena (Byford) Burnett. She married George Eyler on June 9, 1950 in Stratford, OK.
Carolyn was a keen homemaker and craftswoman. Many a young girl in her family was the delighted recipient of Barbie clothes she made by hand. She made hundreds of patchwork quilts to share with others, from children and grandbabies to the homeless shelter in Norman. Every holiday and special occasion was an opportunity for her to share her crafts or tailor an outfit. Carolyn also showed her love for family and friends with her culinary skills, sharing cookies, cakes and her favorite recipes with them. She was patient and kind in teaching her skills to her children and grandchildren. Carolyn graduated from OSU and loved to cheer on her Cowboys. She was a sports fan and loved watching basketball, football, golf and baseball. Carolyn had a song in her heart and often sang as she went about her day. Many have been quoted as saying that, "Carolyn was the nicest person." Above all she loved her family and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Left to cherish her memory are her children: Jerry and wife Pam Eyler of Franklin, TN; Georgeann Eyler and husband Andrew Horton of Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Sue Eyler and husband Andy Weinheimer of Boulder, CO; Melinda Cater of Arlington, VA; Drs. Karen and husband Jonathan Wilks of Oklahoma City, OK; grandchildren: Lauren and wife Dawn Eyler of Columbia, SC; Leslie and husband Brian Raabe of Knoxville; TN, Johnathan Eyler of Nashville, TN; Daniela and Mario Horton of Amsterdam; Alex Weinheimer of Boulder, CO; Ann Weinheimer of Chicago, IL; Evan and Geoffrey Cater of Arlington, VA; Jackson and Grayson Wilks of Oklahoma City, OK; great-grandchildren: Eliot, Dashiell and Lowell Eyler, and Kai Perry all of Columbia, SC; brother: James Burnett of Stratford, OK, as well as many nieces and nephews across the States and around the world..
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George; son-in-law: Gerry Cater, as well as five sisters and three brothers.
Funeral Service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at Primrose Funeral Service Chapel, Norman, OK. Pastor Rick Hermansen will officiate Burial will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at McGee Cemetery in Stratford, OK.
Arrangements entrusted to Primrose Funeral Service, Norman, OK. Sign the online guestbook at
Published on February 9, 2019
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7 posts

Kay Sumner
Feb 16, 2019
She was a clone of the nicest person I ever knew - her Mom and my grandmother Maggie Burnett. My daughter's also received the beautifully handmade Barbie doll clothes. My aunt Carolyn was a wonderful role model. I so admired her.
Kim Lucas
Feb 11, 2019
Thoughts and prayers for you and your family Dr. Wilks.
Jeannie Hicks
Feb 10, 2019
My prayers for you and your family at this time .
Tammie and James Daniel
Feb 10, 2019
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers
Peggy & Steve Bruns
Feb 10, 2019
So sorry for your loss! Sending deepest condolences, along with wishes for comfort and peace through your wonderful memories.
Vesta McKinney
Feb 10, 2019
Jerry and family so sorry for the loss of your mother.
Mary Shepard Baxter
Feb 10, 2019
I was one of the recipients of the beloved Barbie clothes we got every year @ Christmas. I still have mine & cherish them dearly.