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Carin Engen

February 4, 1947 — April 4, 2021


Candler resident, Carin Engen, 74, passed away on April 4, 2021 at her home surrounded by family.

Carin was born in Sacramento, CA but lived much of her life in Garberville, CA. She was the Daughter of her late parents, Clarence Engen and Betty Matson.

She was an amazing felt artist and taught many workshops at events and places such as the Black Sheep Gathering, Oregon Flock and Fiber, Natural Fiber Fair, and John C. Campbell Folk School. She also enjoyed botanical printing, quilting, sewing, spinning, and weaving. She hosted many memorable fiber retreats and gatherings at her home in Garberville. In recent years, she relocated to Candler to be closer to family. She settled into and restored an old craftsman style farmhouse, which she loved. When Carin moved to Candler, she quickly made very special friends in two groups of fellow artists, “The Shady Ladies” and WOW. She was at home, with family, when she passed. Carin will always be remembered for her positive and beautiful spirit. She will be missed dearly.

She is survived by her two sons, Stephen (Kym) Graham of Mooresville, NC and Eric (Susan) Graham of Conyers, GA; her grandchildren: Jessica Graham, Sadie Culberson, Andrew Graham, Taylor Herne, Lauren Graham, Claire Graham; and great-grandchildren: Braelyn, Elling, and Sawyer; her brother, David Adams; her sisters, Sharon Mansfield, Claire Brown, and Leslie Overstreet; and by her loving friend of many years, David Wilson.

Carin requested “no services” but the family will gather privately.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made in her honor to: Care Partners of Asheville, NC ( at 68 Sweeten Creek Rd. Asheville, NC 28803 (828) 277-4800 or donations to the John C. Campbell Folk School.

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