Carol was born in St. Joseph, MO and moved to Los Angeles, CA with her parents when she was a young girl. She enjoyed all that So. Cal had to offer such as concerts at the Hollywood Bowl, performances at the Pantages theater, Red Car trolley rides to Santa Monica beach, and visits to the Griffith Park Observatory. In 1955, Carol received her AA in Dental Assisting from Los Angeles City College. She worked in dentistry until she retired in the early 2000’s.
In 1958, Carol moved to San Jose, CA with her husband, Paul, and they remained in the Bay Area, celebrating 58 years of marriage in 2014. People were always drawn to Carol’s friendly, sincere personality – and she had an infectious laugh that brought a smile to your face. She loved music, singing, knitting, crafting, fine dining, hiking, nature, and–most of all–spending time with friends and family. She was full of life and spread much joy with her wit and fun-loving spirit. She will be greatly missed and the world is a lesser place without her.
Carol believed in helping others and her family would like to honor her by providing this option for others to contribute in her memory to the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund.