Carol was a coal miner's daughter who grew up and went to college in western Pennsylvania. She was a crack shot by the age of ten and helped guard her father's vegetable garden. She was a fun loving teenager and the first female in her family to go to college. She obtained a bachelor's degree in mathematics and was immediately hired by IBM where she helped develop the computerized bar codes found virtually everywhere these days. Carol was a devoted military spouse for over 44 years and never complained about the frequent moves from post to post. She was very much a dog person especially partial to English Setters, but any dog was a total joy to her. She was into arts and crafts from cross stitch to quilling and won seven prizes for her quilling pieces at a National Show in Florida in 2017. She was elected President of the Springfield Womens' Club in 2017 and also found time to play bridge with nursing home residents. Carol was a beautiful person and even after her health failed she was cordial and gentle with everyone around her. It just goes to show you that when a coal miner's daughter is subjected to pressure, the coal turns to diamond.
Carol was the love of my life and I will love her and miss her forever.
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