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Aloha Carolyn Jaynes

d. January 25, 2001

Aloha Carolyn Jaynes

Merrimack, N.H. - Aloha Carolyn Jaynes of Highborn Ave., Merrimack, N.H., died Thursday, January 25 at Greenbriar Terrace Healthcare in Nashua, where she had been a long term patient. Born in Hyde Park, Aloha was the daughter of the late Carrie Aloha (Stevens) Fall and the late Herbert Clarance Fall of Greenwood (Wakefield), Massachusetts. She was the wife of the late Arthur C. Jaynes and the mother of the late Jonathan Robert and the sister of the late Roland Fall and late Robert Fall. She graduated from Wakefield Schools and from Boston University School of Music June 10, 1935, where at one time she had the priviledge to play in an ochestra under conductor Arthur Fiedler. She taught music at the Perkins School in Lancaster upon graduating from B.U., and later on was a kindergarten teacher for many years at the Wakefield Congregational Church. As a teacher at the Woodville and Franklin elementary schools, she knew many of the children and their families in Wakefield. She taught private piano and organ lessons in her home for many years, and played piano and organ for concerts and plays for many organizations and volunteered at Bear Hill Retirement center. She was a supporter of the Chorale Society, All State Concert Band and Wakefield Repretory Theater. Billed as ''The Blissful Jayne'' she played piano duets with her lifelong friend Maybelle Bliss at the Wilmington Arts Council, which was taped on the local cable. She enjoyed her many trips with her friends to local musical organizations, the Boston Symphony and Tanglewood. She was an active member of Kosmos Club, The North Shore Organ Society, EMARC, Wakefield Teacher's Association, and was active with her late husband, Art, at Alleppo Temple Shrine events. She was church organist of the Greenwood Union Church and was a lifelong member of The Greenwood Union Church and the Bilble Study Group, which met several times at her home in Merrimack, N.H., where she moved in 1992 to live with her son Steven and his family. In Merrimack she became an active member of the Senior Center and helped form the musical band, ''The Mamas and the Pops'', which played for many area events including the opening dedication ceremony for the new bandstand. At the Senior Center she played a daily ''Aloha's Sound of Music'' and was an avid scrabble, cribbage and card player. She took to the road with her keyboard and volunteered at Greenbriar, Hunt and Corvelle Retirement Homes, always happy to share her love of music. She was on the Board of Merrimack Community Concert Band, A Friend of the Merrimack Public Library and volunteered at a toutoring program for adults. She enjoyed playing music for Thorton Ferry Elementary School events, and loved attending area concerts and the Nashua Symphony Ochestra. She is survived by her son, Steven Arthur Jaynes, his wife, Laura (Keyes) and her grandson, Steven Arthur Jr., and her grandaughter, Julie Aloha of Merrimack, N.H., and her daughter, Holly Aloha Jaynes of Marblehead, Mass. She is also survived by her neices, Diane Tucker of Middleton, Marcia Murphy of Ft. Myers, Florida, and nephew David Jaynes of Winchester. She leaves behind her sister-in-law, Isabelle (Fall) Mahaney, niece Carrie Ondriezek, nephews Roland, Larry and Marty Fall of Savannah, Georgia and Tommy Fall of California, as well as grandnieces and grandnephews. She will be very missed by her family, her extended family at Greenbriar, all her wonderful friends and the remaining ''Greenwood Girls''. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at The Greenwood Union Church in Wakefield, Mass., on Saturday, Feburary 3 at 2:00 with a reception to follow.
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