A Year for Memories
The year 2003 started with a cold spell here in the mountains so
Jerry and Carol were thinking ahead to their trip to
Calloway to see the old gang of needle artists. On return it was still cold
so off they went to the Caribbean and St Pete' s Beach
in western Florida.
On return from Florida Carol experienced a sequence of health
issues. First was the head cold that was finally overcome with two rounds of
antibiotics. Then stomach pains arose and after a week of doctor visits and
treatments we went into the hospital in mid March to find the problem. After
some tests the doctors were still uncertain as to the cause of the pains.
Exploratory surgery was the next phase and we did discover the problem, a burst
appendix. Surprise! We had told the doctors the appendix was taken out with the
gall bladder years ago. Recovery from the surgery went well and we were looking
forward to going home in a couple of days. The next morning the nurses could not
awaken Carol. She had a massive stroke during the night and passes away
peacefully on April 2nd.
A memorial celebration of Carol's life will be held on Friday,
May 16 at 1:30PM at Grace Lutheran Church in Hendersonville, NC. Carol will be
laid to rest in the church's columbarium.