Carol Joy Wolfe passed away the day after Christmas surrounded by her immediate family. Her many friends and extended family were greatly shocked and saddened by her sudden death.
Carol will be remembered as a loving wife, devoted daughter, a dear sister, wonderful aunt and a treasured friend. Her kindness, wisdom, generosity, humor, public service, courage and her love of creatures both great and small will be greatly missed.
Carol was born, Dec. 20, 1947, in Arcata, Calif., the daughter of Bob and Beverly Thoman and Robert’s little sister. Carol met the love of her life, Stephen, in 1964, and they married in November of 1967. They recently celebrated 41 years of marriage.
After they were married Carol worked as an executive secretary in the electronics industry in the San Francisco Bay Area. She and Stephen visited her parents in the Hood River Valley for many years and really loved its beauty.
In 1978 Carol and Stephen moved to Hood River and purchased an orchard. Carol loved being near her parents, and returning to the area where she attended Central Vale and Mid Valley Schools.
While farming, Carol also worked for a period of time for the Hood River County School District as the purchasing agent and as the secretary of May Street Elementary School. Carol was also instrumental in helping her dear friend, Cleo Sterling, with the founding of PROD (Promoting Responsible Ownership of Dogs) and was an active member of the Odell Lioness Club for 31 years.
Carol is survived by her husband, Stephen; her father, Bob Thoman, of Hood River; her brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Joanne Thoman, of McKinleyville, Calif.; nephew, Izaak Thoman, of Gladstone, Ore.; nieces Heather Wolfe Conlan, of San Mateo, Calif., and Hilary Wolfe Mahany, of Piedmont, Calif.; her aunt, Shirley Fabel, of Falon, Nev.; 11 cousins and, of course, her beloved Boo and Cosmo, and many other creatures great and small.
A celebration of Carol’s life will be held on Saturday, Jan. 3, at noon at the Hood River Alliance Church on Montello Street, with a reception immediately following.
Remembrances may be made in her honor to: PROD, 7741 Cook-Underwood Road, Underwood, WA 98651, or Heart of Hospice, 1020 Wasco St., Suite C, Hood River, OR 97031, or in care of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals, Receptions, Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000. Please visit www.andersonstributecenter.com to sign the guest book for family.
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