Charles E. Carroll
Charles E. Carroll, age 84, a native of Garden City, Kan., died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. At the time of his death, he was living in a residential care facility in Elk Grove, Calif. (suburb of Sacramento, Calif.) while receiving care for dementia.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Wanda Carroll, as well as parents, Asa O. and Mable M. Kells Carroll; sisters, Mary Ball, Vera Van Winkle and Reva Robinson.
Charles is survived by his three children, Pamela Tingle, Dan Carroll and Debra Carroll; daughter-in-law, Cindy Carroll; grandsons, Lance Tingle and Bradley Carroll; and granddaughter, Leah Carroll. He also is survived by siblings, Velma Ward of Olathe, and Doris Sperry, Kathryn Yardley and Kenneth Carroll, all of Garden City.
Charles was loved by many people and considered a storyteller and artisan and will be greatly missed. One friend remarked that when they made Charles, they broke the mold and he was one of a dying breed.
A small memorial service was held in Elk Grove, Calif.
For those wishing to pay their respects, a small graveside service will be held and his cremated remains will be buried at Garden City Valley View Cemetery on Friday, Nov. 9, at 1 p.m.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation.