Carolyn M. Roach Preston, 75, passed away Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at the Fleur Heights Care Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Per her wishes, no services are planned. A private interment will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018.

Carolyn Mae Roach, the daughter of Ronald and Doris Roach was born on May 18, 1943 in Creston, Iowa. She received her education through the Corning Public Schools. Carolyn married William Lee Preston, Sr. and four children were born to this union, William L. Jr., Mark, Lisa and Cheri. They later divorced and Carolyn moved to Des Moines where she began her working career as a housekeeper.

Carolyn loved the outdoors. She had many flower and vegetable gardens that she cared for. She was an avid animal lover and loved spending time with her kids and grandchildren.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Lisa (Keith) Cummins of Des Moines and Cheri (Chuck) Welder of Brooks, Iowa; son, Mark (Lynn) Preston of Lenox, Iowa; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; brother, Edward Roach of Kellogg, Iowa; sister, Laurie Coppi of Des Moines; many nieces and nephews; and her beloved cat, Bobbi.

She was preceded in death by her son, Bill, Jr.; parents, Ron and Doris; and her brother, John Roach.

Condolences may be expressed at

Service Details

No Visitation
Private Interment
Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50315
(515) 285-3911

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