Carolyn Sue Hillard, 66, died Jan. 15, 2021, in Louisville, Ky. She was born June 17, 1954, to William Carlis and Hilda Mae Cooper Hillard of McHenry. Since she marched to the beat of her own drum, the rest of her obituary will follow suit.
Star Trek convention goer. Anne Rice Halloween Ball partier. Broadway show seer. Tuberculosis survivor who spent senior year of high school in the hospital. Hurricane Katrina remainer helicoptered out by National Guard. Long-term caregiver for mother and father. Newspaper journalist and managing editor. Painter. Fan-fiction erotica author. Genealogy buff. Astrological twin. Hated driving. Loved Prince Charles and Alice Cooper; Mr. Spock and Trent Reznor; Professor Severus Snape and the dance scene in A Knight’s Tale. Dreamed of visiting Madagascar to see the lemurs. Opinionated straight shooter with a soft spot for vulnerable humans, young and old, and homeless cats and dogs. Fed feral cat; named him Dexter after tv series sociopath. Sardonic wit, a belly laugh, and killer facial expressions. Creative. Intelligent. Independent. Eccentric. Self-professed romantic. Beloved daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. Elle était belle.