- 57 years old
- Date of birth: December 25th, 1958
- Place of birth:
BRISTOL, Pennsylvania, United States
- Date of passing: January 8th, 2016
- Place of passing:
SHINGLE SPRINGS, California, United States
Carol loved life! She traveled, sang her heart out, was a dear friend/sister, laughed tons, danced and completely loved the love of her life, Lon. Carol unconditionally loved Ryan and Colleen; as well as Lon. Carol was loved by many and we all will miss her terribly!! I love you My C!!!????
Thank you, Carol, for sharing your music, your heart, your perspective, your zest for life, your impatience with pettiness, your love for God, your joy in marriage, your devotion to your children, and now your understanding of the hope that extends beyond this frail life. We love you and want to live life to the fullest with the short time we have before we meet again at Jesus' side.
C is for colorful, compassionate, caring; A is for artistic, audacious honesty; R is for realistic, respected; O is for outgoing, outspoken; L is for loyal, loving, laughter. I am so grateful for my friendship with Carol. We shared acceptance, love, laughter and learned a lot from each other. My 6 a.m. alarm now reminds me to pray for her family.
I am so saddened that this light no longer shines for us. Although I haven't seen Carol in many years, I have such fond memories of her beautiful smile and energetic personality from our days at UCSB. My heart is with Lon and the family.
GOD brought two families together to join as one, beginning with Carol's selection of her dream home in SS/CP long before Ryan & Casie had thoughts of marriage. The connection was instantaneous. Carol, refreshingly authentic & inspirational in how she lived her life. It was always fun, easy, A GOOD TIME. What a legacy she leaves with Ryan & Colleen and Lon to hold dear every day. Bonzai! C
Carol loved: Ryan's humor & Casie's attunement to it; Colleen's brashness & style & Keenan's embrace of her; Debbie's laugh; Aaron's willfulness; Mom's devilishness; the way her Dad became Pop-pop; Lon's dimple & his David Cassidy years; singing; travel; her friends; Tina & Amy; sleeping late; flopping; a nappy after lunch; TV; good food & Taco Bell & McDonald's; music; SF Giants . . . .
Carol hated: Cancer; hypocrisy; unkindness; conflict; self-pity; thoughtlessness; stinginess; grudges; cleaning the house; road trips on I-5; poor intonation; and leaving us.
My sister loved Disneyland, Nordstrom (always a Nordies box under the tree), getting new outfits for her birthday, and record stores. I will miss how she would come in the house, flop on the sofa, laugh and start giving orders. She was also very smart. I think that somedays she would wake up and say, "Ok, today I will learn about fashion design or how to can food". I felt she always wanted to continue learning about something. I miss my big sister.
Carol was, for me, a lifelong friend with whom I could always reconnect, even after a long absence. She never judged or lamented the time spent apart, only welcomed the connection and enjoyed whatever time we spent to the fullest. Our memories together began at in 7th grade and will be with me the rest of my life. Thank you for being my friend.
I met Carol in 1967 when we both began playing the violin. I feel privileged to have been able to share the next 5 years playing violin with her. She found me again in 2000 and she was the best friend I ever had. She was very giving, understanding, a great listener, and never let me spend my birthday alone. Carol was always an angel.
Carol made my brother Lon, happy. They were a team joined by mostly love but also by their mutual pleasure in making a truly happy home. When you were in that happy home you were surrounded by their travel treasures, photos of their wonderful children, cooking gadgets, spoiled pets, color and fun; lots of fun. Carol made my brother Lon, happy. XXX
Carol was very special to so many of us with her loving heart and her awesome sense of humor! She is missed every day, but I know she is at peace as she sees our God face to face and is rejoicing in His glory until we all are reunited again. She will forever live on in our hearts and we will always love you Carol. God's blessings to Lon, Ryan and Colleen. Carol is singing with the angels!
Carol, this coming weekend we will celebrate your life! I am glad there was time to heal a bit before this day. Although I had not seen you in many years, times of reflecting back on sharing our lives together, with church and family,bible study, singing in choir, celebrating when you and Lon renewed your wedding vows, etc. You are greatly missed, but will be forever in our hearts! <3
Carol was a wonderful friend, full of creativity and fun. She was instrumental in helping me get my business off the ground in 1983. Carol turned stress into laughter and made a work day feel like an outing with the girls. I'm so happy we reconnected last year and were given one last chance to be in each others lives.
Carol was an inspiration and helped me through some of the hardest times of my life. I'll always be grateful for having her in my life. Her zest for life and sense of humor were contagious. I feel her presence still and know she will always be with us. It felt good to feel connected to all her loved ones at her Celebration of Life last Saturday.
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