March 17, 2013 in Obituaries

Obituary: Sullivan, Carol Ann

 


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SULLIVAN, Carol Ann (Age 76) Died peacefully in her home with family after a long journey with Parkinsons. She was born in Sandpoint, Idaho on November 11, 1936 to Iva and Marion “Skip” Louderback. Her father was the Sandpoint High School football coach and her birth announcement read: “Not a Fullback or Halfback- but a Louderback”. Her family moved to Spokane where Carol attended Roosevelt grade school and Lewis and Clark High School. She graduated from Whitman College in 1958 and married George Sullivan. They started a family and returned to Spokane where they lived for the remainder of her life. In addition to being very family focused, Carol worked as an elementary teacher and obtained an advanced degree from Gonzaga to become a Visual Impairment Specialist for Dist #81 Schools. After leaving the school district she worked in the family business and took pleasure in many hobbies: she loved summers at her lake cabin on Twin Lakes in Idaho; sailing- she and George sailed every summer for 11 years in the San Juan and Canadian Gulf Islands; skiing- she spent many winters at her home in Sunriver, Oregon playing in the snow; gardening- she had a green thumb and spent hours in her garden growing vegetables and flowers; traveling- annually Carol and George went to Hawaii and together they traveled much of Europe, England and New Zealand. Carol also pursued many civic interests over the years including volunteering for the State B Basketball tournament and working as a docent for Campbell Museum. She was an energetic, active person who enjoyed seeing and doing many things. Carol lived a very full life, full of family, adventures and involvement with grandchildren. She is survived by George, her husband of 55 years; a son Mike (Lisa) Sullivan; a daughter Kathy Holmes Sullivan; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and her sister Jane McDonald. A memorial will be held for her late this spring. Contributions in her honor can be made to Horizon Hospice.

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