Carrie Makover (1938–2022)

Sadly, we pass along the news that Carolyn (Carrie) Warnow Makover, Raymond Scott’s oldest daughter (and my sister), died on May 18, 2022. Carrie and I, along with our sisters Deb and Elizabeth, co-founded Reckless Night Music LLC in 2012, following the death of Raymond’s widow Mitzi, to preserve our father’s musical legacy. Carrie was a key part of our Raymond Scott team and did much of the design work on our website.

Carrie graduated from Cornell University in 1960 with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. She had careers in publishing, marketing and graphic design, while raising a family.

She found what she considered her true calling while attending the Conway School of Landscape Design, receiving a Master of Arts in Landscape Design in 1986. She then worked as an environmental and municipal planner, and finally as a web designer. Throughout her career, she focused on utilizing good design and communications to support people and communities.

Carrie cared deeply about keeping family and friends connected. Everyone felt at ease in her charming home in suburban Connecticut, surrounded by beautiful cottage-style gardens. During the pandemic, she lent her substantial technical skills to ensure that her personal and professional groups could easily move to online gatherings.

Born in 1938 in New York City (during the heyday of the original Raymond Scott Quintette), Carrie eventually settled in Connecticut and lived and worked for years in Fairfield. She served as webmaster for the town of Westport and for several non-profit organizations, and remained active in local initiatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Pearl Winters and Raymond Scott, and by her stepfather, Larry Winters.

Carrie will be greatly missed by her daughter, Kathryn Makover, son Daniel Makover, long-time partner Richard Stein, all on the Raymond Scott team, and so many dear friends and family members.

— Stan Warnow

Carrie and Raymond ca. 1947 at the Hudson River boat basin near 72nd Street.

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