Born March 3, 1936, Carol passed away surrounded by family in Seattle on November 12, 2015 at age 79 after a long illness. She was a 1953 graduate of Roosevelt High School and Edmonds Community College. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother and is survived by her three children, Lauryl Berg and Heather Berg of Seattle, and Dale(Toni) Berg of Spokane; by her grandchildren, Evan Berg of Richland, Sara Berg of Spokane, and Stephanie (Chris) Behne of Spokane and their children, Michael and Andrew Behne also of Spokane. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clara and George Goodson, and her brothers, Glenn and Clarence Goodson of Seattle, and her dear companion, Jack Gant of Port Angeles. Carol clerked at the Port Angeles Police Department for several years in the 1970s, and retired as a medical transcriptionist at the University of Washington in Seattle. She loved animals, especially her cats, and is survived by Fuzzy, Ava and Jack. Her interests included music, gardening and crossword puzzles. She played the ukulele, guitar and piano and had a beautiful voice. She cherished her back yard and loved resting after gardening among the birds and squirrels in her hammock or swing. She was very creative and industrious and made several household improvements including building three decks. She loved traveling, especially to Hawaii. Children and adults alike adored her kind, generous and gentle nature. She never complained and always had a positive outlook on life even after overcoming many challenges. Carol was generous with her time and volunteered for the University Food Bank, drove the elderly to appointments for Visiting Nurses, tutored students and babysat. Donations in her name may be made to NW Harvest or the Seattle Humane Society.
Today, at 3:13 pm, it has been 6 months and just about 20 minutes since I last held your hand, and looked at your beautiful face. I miss you mom, everyone misses you. Heather and I are doing well, and Fuzzy, Ava and Jack are doing well, too.
Your lilacs bloomed, and the air all around the house was fragrant and sweet for more than a couple of weeks. Your clematis - wow! More beautiful pink & white blooms than I ever remember seeing. Heather, Jenny and I all think that every flower and plant and tree is more beautiful this Spring than they ever were before, and we like to think that it's because you are there somehow, tending to them, knowing that they remind us of you. That you want to let us know that you are OK, and happy and well.
I dream of the day I can hold your tiny, sweet hands again, mom, and I love and miss you so much, but am thankful that you are free.
Always and forever you will be in my heart and thoughts -
Lulabelle, Lolo, Lauryl, Laurel xxxooo
It's New Years eve, and I was just looking at dad's obit, as you probably know he died a couple of weeks ago, and I saw your beautiful photo, and read your obituary, too. Oh, I still think of and miss you every day. The summer was different without you here with us enjoying the lilacs and birds, the neighbor boys, Jenny ...Heather and I will do better next summer with keeping up with the yardwork, etc. It's always nice to think of you, I have so many good memories - thank you for that, mom love always, until we see each other again happy new year, Lolo