City of Oaks Funeral Home & Cremation

Caralee Jolin

Cary, North Carolina

Age 75.
Died 05/29/2022.

Caralee Jolin
Caralee Jean Jolin, 75, of Cary, NC, went home to Jesus on May 29th, 2022.

Caralee was born to the late James L. and Mary F. Boyd, November 4th, 1946 in Las Animas, Colorado. She graduated from Wasson High School in Colorado Springs. As a child, she enjoyed spending time with her father in the summers with her sister Sandy, she loved horseback riding and going to the stables to take care of horses. She participated in Girl Scouts and kept a loving watch over her siblings. An avid auto racing fan, Caralee enjoyed going to the racetrack and watching her brother, Dave, race.

Caralee met her husband, Jim Jolin, in 2004 at North Cary Baptist Church. They married on November 12th, 2005, and shared sixteen beautiful years together. A beloved wife and mother, she leaves behind her husband, Jim Jolin, of Cary, and three children: John C. Rall (Tammy), of Wilmington; Jodi L. Schmidt (Chris), of Fuquay; and Amanda K. Rall, of Wilmington.

In addition, Caralee was the oldest of five siblings and is survived by three; Twin sisters Marilyn Gray (Wayne), of Woodland Park, and Marlen O’Brien, of Colorado Springs; brother David Halter, of Woodland Park. Caralee reunites with her parents, son Clinton A. Rall JR., and her third sister, Sandra K. Owens, in Heaven.

Caralee was a dedicated and loving Sister, Wife, Mother, Aunt, and Grandmother. She was the most caring and compassionate woman who loved her entire family and was especially overjoyed with her grandchildren: Lauren Johnson (Josh); Savannah Schmidt, Christian Schmidt, Samantha Hood, Amanda Ruiz de Velasco, and Alex Miller. Stepdaughters: Jennifer Jolin and Jamie Hood (Rob). Sister-in-law Kathy Burrows (Larry), nieces Stephanie Merkle, Julie Woodard, Kimberly Curry, Katy West, and numerous great nieces and nephews.

She loved spending time with her grandchildren and family. She enjoyed taking the kids, John and Jodi, on train rides and road trips in their van. She and a young Amanda would go the observation deck to watch the planes land. She spent much time gardening, seeing every lighthouse she could, and visiting with dear family members, Kathy and Larry. She also enjoyed a trip to Taco Bell! Caralee was a very active member of her church and sang in the choir. Throughout her life, she held an unwavering faith in God which she shared with all she surrounded.

Memorials may be made to Smile Train, 633 Third Ave, 9th Floor, New York, NY, 10017. Condolences may be mailed to 101 Hagan Ct., Cary, NC 27511.

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City of Oaks Cremation and Funeral Home is a full-service funeral home in Raleigh, serving all of North Carolina and beyond. We provide an alternative to costly funeral homes and every day we help families in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and all over North Carolina make simple, affordable funeral arrangements.

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Apples to Apples

Just like all other licensed funeral homes in North Carolina, City of Oaks Cremation, LLC is regulated by the NC Board of Funeral Service.

The same laws that apply to the big corporate funeral homes also apply to the modest independently owned firms like ours. All crematories in North Carolina, regardless of who owns them, are inspected annually by the state and must adhere to the same rules and laws.

Genuine Care

We're committed to providing families within our community unsurpassed service before, during and after the time of loss.

Our staff will provide clear communication to your family through each step as we move forward from the original phone call notifying us of a death to the time we deliver the urn back to your family. We will treat your family with the utmost respect, as we honor the wishes of your loved one.

We promise to make this process affordable and as endurable as possible.

State Wide

Our Funeral Home is located in Wake County NC; however, we provide our services to families throughout the entire State.

Unlike other funeral homes, we don't charge an additional mileage fee. Regardless of what county you live in, we can help your family with making simple, affordable funeral arrangements. From Asheville to Wilmington, we're proud to help families statewide.

Our Services

Direct Cremation


Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. We include everything you need for a simple or direct cremation. Simple, affordable and reliable. We have not changed the cost of our direct cremation service since we opened City of Oaks in 2012.

Cremation with Solidified Remains


We offer the option of choosing how you receive your loved ones remains. Selecting our Direct Cremation with Solidified Remains option is a beautiful way to transform cremated remains into 40-60 “stones” that you can hold.

Cremation with Visitation


City of Oaks Funeral Home and Cremation provides an affordable cremation option with onsite visitation. Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. Simple, affordable and reliable.

Immediate Burial


An immediate burial has the same end result as a traditional burial; however, we have eliminated the extra (sometimes unnecessary) services prior to getting to the cemetery. Not everyone wants an open casket for viewing or a limousine for the family. Despite the term immediate, we can move as fast as you need or as slow as you like. This option simply allows you to save money by eliminating some of the fancy extras at the funeral home.

Traditional Funeral


We offer the same traditional funeral services as the big corporately owned funeral homes in the area; however, we cost about half the amount. You might consider a traditional funeral service if your family is looking for an open casket visitation, a traditional church service or a funeral service in the funeral home's chapel. A traditional funeral service can be altered to fit the needs of your family.

Green Burial


This establishment is one of a select number of funeral homes who meet the criteria for providing green funeral service by the Green Burial Council; a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization working to encourage environmentally sustainability in the field of funeral service. Our Green options allow for a funeral to take place without the use of toxic and non-biodegradable materials/chemicals.



As an alternative to traditional cremation, City of Oaks Funeral Home also offers Aquamation. The Aquamation process, often referred to as alkaline hydrolysis, uses a solution of water and potassium hydroxide to facilitate natural decomposition.

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