Carolyn Jex Schwartz, 78, a longtime Palo Alto resident, died on Aug. 26, after a brief battle with cancer.
She was born on Nov. 20, 1934 to Heber and Ruth Jex of Ogden, Utah.
She went on to graduate cum laude from the University of Utah, where she met her husband, Herbert C. Schwartz. They moved to Palo Alto in 1957 and resided there until 2005. Since then they have lived in Nevada, sharing time between Incline Village and Minden-Gardnerville.
She was also an artist, attending the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan and obtaining an Master of Arts degree from Stanford University. She created figurative drawings and paintings, watercolor landscapes and flowers.
She and her husband shared their love of art, music and travel with all those around them, particularly their children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Dr. Herbert Schwartz; her brother, William Jex; their three children and their children's spouses: Michael and Jean Schwartz, Rebecca and John Chamberlain, Sara and Dan Heller; their nine grandchildren: Jennifer, Jessica, Alex, Amanda, Laura, Sarah, Kate, Rachel, Aaron, Asher; their two great grandchildren, Madeline and Camden; and niece and nephews: Maya Jex, Will Jex and Alon Jex.