Carolyn C. Schena of Buxton, Oct. 10

By on October 13, 2018

Carolyn C. Schena, 51, of Buxton, NC died Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at her home. Born in Ontario, NY on July 12, 1967, she was the daughter of Nancy Kahl and the late Gleason Cleveland.

Attending New Mexico University, Carolyn earned her master’s degree in environmental education. She was the co-owner and operator with her husband and artist of Studio 12 and Samantha’s Coffee Smoothie in Avon.

An award-winning artist, Carolyn enjoyed painting beach scenes and loved helping children create their own artwork.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Gary Schena; a daughter, Samantha C. Schena; and her siblings, Cathy and Doug.

A prayer service will be held at 2:30 pm on Saturday, October 13, 2018, at Our Lady of the Seas Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation, PO Box 442, Hatteras, NC 27943 or online at

Twiford Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at

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God bless this woman and help her grieving family at this time.
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