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Carolyn Ruth Shimabukuro

April 11, 2000 July 25, 2020
Carolyn Ruth Shimabukuro
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Obituary for Carolyn Ruth Shimabukuro

Carolyn Ruth Shimabukuro, 20, of Lake Forest died and entered eternal life on July 25, 2020, in Urbana, Illinois. Carolyn was the beloved daughter of Eric Shimabukuro and Pamela Moy, and sister of Luke. A junior at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Carolyn majored in electrical engineering, enthusiastically supported the Fighting Illini, and joined the Illini Equestrians, becoming a team treasurer.

Carolyn had a beautiful soul. She served faithfully for many years at the Church of the Holy Spirit in Lake Forest, in the Children’s Choir and Senior Choir, and as an acolyte.

Carolyn had a beautiful mind. She was knowledgeable beyond her years in a broad variety of topics, from math and science, politics and religion, to arts and music. She was an accomplished singer, as well as a pianist and oboist.

And Carolyn had a beautiful heart. She was kind and caring to friends, family and community, with active demonstrations of love, be it a handknit prayer shawl, homemade chocolate raspberry cupcakes, or a mended sweater. Her favorite phrases were “You Do You” and “It Brings Me Joy”!

She is survived by her parents, brother, grandparents Walter Moy and Hope Shimabukuro, aunts and uncles Janice (Bruce McGregor) and Carol (James Gwinner) Moy and Lisa (Ray Morales), Marc (Kathy), Bert (Mayumi), and Paul (April) Shimabukuro. She was preceded in death by her grandparents Miranda Moy and Edwin Shimabukuro.

She is deeply missed by her family and friends, who are grateful for the love and joy she brought into our lives.

Carolyn’s memorial service, held on August 1, can be viewed on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2J8OjHbz2E

Memorial contributions may be made to the Illinois Equestrian Team at give.illinois.edu by designating the Illinois Equestrian Team Programming Fund.

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