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Crenshaw-Mackell, Carolyn Bass

Carolyn Bass Crenshaw-Mackell, August 26, 1940 June 7, 2021, age 80, passed away peacefully on June 7, 2021, in Huntington Beach, California. Beloved wife and mother, she was preceded in death by her parents, Elizabeth Lorenda Bass and Robert Otouse Bass, and her three sisters, Sylvia Ellis, Margie Thompson, and Ruth Philips. She is survived by her beloved daughters, Elizabeth Anne Crenshaw and Karen Marie Radi, son-in-law, Curtis Radi, and grandchildren Justin Patrick Smith, Chase Patrick Radi, and Caroline Elizabeth Radi. Carolyn was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her profound love of music was apparent to all from an early age. During childhood, she worked diligently to develop and expand her natural gifts of vocal ability. By the time she was a young woman, Carolyn had become an exceptionally talented vocalist and pianist. In her early 20's, she relocated to Atlanta, where she worked for Georgia Tech University. It was there she met Dr. John Patrick Crenshaw, and they wed in 1965. The following year, she moved with her family to Southern California. Eventually, Carolyn settled in Huntington Beach, California, where she lived for 45 years. It was there where she met and married Blair J. Mackell. They traveled extensively to exotic cities around the world and enjoyed playing tennis at the Seacliff Country Club and spending time at their desert home. In more recent years she enjoyed attending church, singing in the choir, frequenting performances at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, and donating her time and resources to Teen Challenge Orange County. She especially loved spending time with friends and family and with her beloved grandchildren who affectionately called her "Momo". Carolyn will be remembered as a kind and giving soul, loved by her family and all who knew her. Carolyn was a devout Christian and will surely follow the words of her Lord and Savior: Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying. Everyone who lives in me and believes in me will never ever die." John 11:25-26 A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, July 31st at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 600 St. Andrews Road, Newport Beach, California, 92663. A reception from 1:00 until 3:00 pm will follow.