Born in Rawlinsville, she was the daughter of the late Clyde “Sonny” and Ella Pearl “Dolly” (Trissler) Wagner.
She was married to the late Joseph A. Karabaich for 67 years.
Carolyn was a 1942 graduate of Quarryville Highschool and had worked for the Hamilton Watch Co. and the Schick Corp. She was an active member of Bethesda United Methodist Church. Carolyn was an avid Phillies fan and enjoyed playing cards and board games with her family and friends, especially Pinochle and Scrabble. She would often talk about how wonderful it was growing up in Holtwood. She wrote an article about being raised in Holtwood that was published in the Lancaster Newspaper.