A WIFE found dead in her home has been described as a “beautiful woman who put everyone before herself”.

The body of Carole Dyson, aged 53, was found at her semi-detached home in Harrison Road, Adlington, after someone raised concerns for her safety.

Her body was found on Tuesday evening.

A post mortem examination revealed she had been asphyxiated.

A friend of Mrs Dyson, a 51-year-old woman, who asked to remain anonymous, said: “Carole was beautiful when she smiled. When my kids came up to her face lit up. She was such a caring, lovely, selfless person. She put everyone before herself.

“She was a doting mother, she was a lovely daughter and nursed her mother in her last few years of health. We shared tears, laughs, tantrums. Our best memories are when our kids were little.”

Mrs Dyson remained upbeat despite a number of tragedies in her life, her friend said.

She lost a baby when she was near to the end of her pregnancy and her daughter, Charlene Dyson, died aged 16, in 2001, when the family lived in Farnworth.

Charlene, a former star pupil, got in with the wrong crowd and died after taking a heroin overdose, her friend claims The woman, from Tyldesley, who had been friends with Mrs Dyson for more than 20 years, said: “Carole always thought there were others worse off than her. She didn’t have a bad word to say about anybody. She loved her friends loyally and her family.

“She kept herself to herself. She was a very private person after her daughter died. We all loved her to bits. We are beside ourselves with grief. It’s like we have lost a family member.”

Mrs Dyson had a brother and was a doting godmother to a 24-year-old godson. She did not work but when she was younger had spent time working in the Isle of Man. She loved reading romance novels and liked the singer, Errol Brown.

Mark Dyson, Mrs Dyson’s husband, aged 54, has been charged with her murder. He will appear at Preston Crown Court in July.