Carol Ohmen, 60, lived in Warren
Carol Ohmen, 60, of Warren, died Aug. 11. She was the wife of Drew Ohmen for 22 years.
She was born Dec. 29, 1952, the daughter of the late Robert J. Seymour and Suzanne Trenkmann. She grew up on Spring Hill Farm in New Preston, the farm previously owned by her husband's family for 11 generations.
During her childhood, she developed her love of animals, the outdoors, gardening and family. Throughout her life, she loved spending time with family and friends. She always had horses, dogs, rabbits and cats.
She graduated from Washington High School in 1971, and then moved to Hawaii for several years. She returned home to be close to her family.
Later in life, she earned an associate's degree in computer science from Northwest Connecticut Community College.
She and her husband moved to Warren in 1989, building their dream home in 2007. She was known as a great homemaker, and her home was always a welcoming place.
She enjoyed the peaceful charm of a rural small town. She was an avid gardener, enjoyed bird watching and walking her dog, Scruffy.
Some of her favorite pastimes were going to the beach, traveling with her husband, listening to Celtic and folk music, genealogy, watching British comedy on PBS television, and cooking and eating good food. For the past 16 months, she bravely battled ovarian cancer, remaining hopeful throughout her battle.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her stepchildren, Heather Valenti, of Conway, S.C.; Jason Drew Ohmen, of South Kent; and Brian Ohmen, of Bantam; her siblings, Robert Seymour, of New Preston; Kelly Seymour, of Bethlehem; Nina Bennett, of Sharon; Elizabeth Shaker, of Brookfield; Jacqueline Bishop, of Durango, Colo.; Kathy Osborne, of Kent; Henry Clyde Harasymczak, of Ancramdale, N.Y.; Frederick John Harasymczak, of Ancramdale; George Tompkins, of Ancramdale; and James Seymour, of Ancram, N.Y.; her grandchildren, Tori, Trevor, Sofia and Spencer; one great-randson, Colin, and several nieces and nephews.
The Kenny Funeral Home in Sharon was in charge of the arrangements.
Interment was at the Warren Cemetery.
Memorials can be made to the Audubon Society, 325 Cornwall Bridge Road, Sharon CT 06066, or to the Warren Congregational Church, 4 Sackett Hill Road, Warren CT 06754.