A longtime resident of Clayton, WA and most recently Loon Lake, Carol is survived by her husband John, of 51 years; her children Paula Wiltse, Pam Carnline, John McQuitty, Jr.; her sisters and brother; Phoebe Turley, Ron Fellows, Linda Brazille, Penney Blankenship, and numerous nieces and nephews.
The loves of her life were her 13 grandchildren.
She held each one in her heart in their own special place.
Their adventures with each one; she called them ‘their special days together,’ were unique to each individual and every grandchild felt her deep and abiding love for them.
Carol was born on May 9, 1940 in Butte, Montana and raised in the Boise, Idaho area.
She graduated from Boise High School in 1958.
Following this, she worked as a telephone operator, served in the US Navy in communications, and retired as a successful student loan officer at Spokane Teachers Credit Union.
She always chose her career as homemaker and mother as the most important work she would ever do.
She loved wintering in Arizona with her husband Mac and served in many callings in her Church, including twice as Relief Society President in the Clayton Ward.
As a young mother, she started tole painting which led to wood carving Santa’s and most recently she began making jewelry with cabochons.
She taught art/painting classes to lucky students as well as sharing her gift for carving.
Her talent for art came naturally to her and each piece came with a portion of her heart tucked inside.
Those of us who have one or more of her creations cherish them as their own token of the love they feel for Carol.
She will be missed by her family, numerous friends and acquaintances.
Memorial services will be held Wednesday, March 6 at 11am at the Riverside Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
LAUER FUNERAL CHAPEL in Deer Park, WA
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