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Carol Grace Carter, born Jan. 4, 1941, died peacefully at her home in Marengo, Ill. on Oct. 8, 2013 after battling a long illness. Carol was surrounded by her family as she entered Godâ€™s Kingdom.
Carol was born in Detroit, Mich. where 19 years later she met Gary Lynn Carter of Mt. Clemens, Mich. Gary and Carol were married on June 25, 1960. The couple have three children, Brian (Holly) Carter of Elgin, Wendy (Mary Beth) Carter-Siddons of McHenry, and Kevin J. Carter of Rockford.
Following their marriage in 1960, Gary and Carol lived in Mt. Clemens, Mich. In 1977 they moved to Crystal Lake, Ill. where they lived for 8 years until moving to Blackfoot. While living in Crystal Lake, Carol was an active â€śband momâ€ť for the Crystal Lake Heraldry Guard; worked for Crystal Lake school district 47/155 as a bus driver and also drove for Dial A Ride/PACE for many years.
In 1985, Carol and husband Gary moved to Idaho where they spent 18 years in what they would call â€śparadiseâ€ť;
After which they retired to Yuma, Ariz. In Yuma, Carol was very active in her retirement community and in 2010 they moved back to Illinois to be closer to their children.
Carol loved the simple things in life; Bingo, billiards, clogging, word searches and dollar stores. She always was able to find the good in every situation. Nothing was more important to her than her husband of 53 years, Gary, and her children and family.
There will be a memorial service at Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Dr., McHenry, Ill. on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 from 2 to 5 p.m. There will also be a memorial service in Mt. Clemens, Mich. that will be scheduled over the next few weeks.
Information: Call 815-385-0063