In Memory

Caren Moss (Burroughs)

Caren Moss (Burroughs)

Caren Lynn Moss, 60, died unexpectedly on June 9, 2012 at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. Caren lived in Carey, NC. She is survived by her sister, Mari Ann Moss who lives in New Zealand. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Phillip. Caren was married to Tom Burroughs. They had two daughters, Jennifer and Anna.

At WJ, Caren was involved backstage in many WJ productions during her junior and senior years. She graduated from the University of Maryland and received a MBA from George Washington University.  She worked for PBS and MCI. At PBS, she worked on the Sesame Street program. After living in the Washington area and then Colorado Springs, she relocated to North Carolina and was employed as an analyst for North Carolina Heathcare. Caren was retired at the time of her death. 

Caren was involved in many community organizations and was a member of three different Red Hat Chapters. She was known for her sense of humor and was described by a classmate as a sweet and loving person. Caren loved board games (she was a competitive Mahjongg player), and reading was her passion. She also had a life long love of cats.

Her sister suggests that donations in Caren's memory be made to the local animal shelter of your choice. 

Caren's profile on the Class of 1969 website can be found by clicking the link below.



 
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07/02/12 02:50 PM #1    

Megan Durham

Well I was truly sorry to hear this.   I remember that Caren was really smart and had a great sense of humor, and she was friendly to everybody.   My deepest sympathies to her family.


07/02/12 02:50 PM #2    

Megan Durham

Well I was truly sorry to hear this.   I remember that Caren was really smart and had a great sense of humor, and she was friendly to everybody.   My deepest sympathies to her family.


07/03/12 08:26 AM #3    

Catherine Warner (Larson)

Very, very sad to hear of Caren's passing; even more difficult when I realized that 38 years ago on June 9, Caren was a bridesmaid at my wedding.  I got to know Caren when we both attended Ohio Univ., then both transferred back to schools near home (Caren to MD and I to American).  We lost track of each other after I moved to California, but had been in contact off and on during the last few years.  Wishing her girls strength to deal with their Mom's death at such a young age.


07/06/12 01:14 PM #4    

Michael Loughran

Though I didn't know Caren personally, it sucks whenever one of our tribe leaves us. The fact that she worked on Sesame Street DOES give her some connection to my life, though. My children grew up with that show, so there is perhaps a spark of Caren in Sarah and Connor's psyches. Thank you, Caren, and be with God.

https://www.youtube.com/OkZKZwsjrUE


09/04/12 08:46 PM #5    

Mary Saloschin (Hubbard)

I knew Caren well from our theatrical pursuits at WJ. She did makeup for "The Man Who Came to Dinner" (our senior play) and a lot of other behind-the-scenes work. When she went to Ohio University in Athens, I visited her, and stayed in her sorority house. She visited me when I was in grad school at Tufts.

When I moved back to Maryland in 1979, I visited Caren at PBS, where she was a screener. I thought she had the coolest job going! She watched submitted TV shows and analyzed them as possible candidates for TV broadcast. 

I was happy to hear that she married Tom (I didn't know him),  her true love for many years. Although we lost touch in the 80s, I was glad to see her reconnect with her WJ friends on this wonderful class website. Caren, dear old friend, rest in peace. You were always such a warm and caring woman. I miss you.


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