February 24, 2013 in Obituaries

Obituary: Carroll, Dorothy


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CARROLL, Dorothy Dorothy Elizabeth Carroll, 92, of Coeur d’Alene, ID, passed away peacefully February 15, 2013 at Kootenai Medical Center. Dorothy was born on March 29, 1920 in St. Anthony, Idaho. She was one of five children, born to Charles and Eva Hoops. She was preceded in death by brothers, Frank and Howard and sisters, Josephine and Jane. Dorothy moved to Plummer, Idaho at the age of 21 where she worked as a waitress at the Totem Inn. She married Howard Brouse in 1941 and they made their home on the family farm in Worley. She later worked at Thompson’s CafÄ‚Ĺ  in Worley, and Leo’s Worley Club for many years. They divorced in 1973. Dorothy loved to travel and visited most of the 50 states, Canada and Mexico, as well as, touring Europe and visiting China and Japan. She married Virgil Carroll in 1974 and they lived in Worley and Spokane. After Virgil passed away in 2001, Dorothy moved to Coeur d’Alene where she became a member of the Lutheran Church of the Master. She was a devoted mother and grandmother, lovingly known as Grandma D. Dorothy is survived by her son Kenneth and daughter-in-law Dottie Brouse of Worley, and her daughter Sandra Hull of Coeur d’Alene, seven grandchildren, seven step grandchildren, numerous great- grandchildren, and several great-great-grandchildren. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Thornhill Valley Funeral Home of Spokane, WA is in charge of final arrangements. Please visit their website at www.thornhillvalley.com to leave online tributes and messages of Dorothy.

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