March 26, 2011
Carol Ann Angell, 77, beloved wife, mother and friend, passed away Saturday, March 26, 2011.
She was the daughter of Roy and Florence Richmond and the granddaughter of Elmer and Emma Richmond and John and Anna MacLennan, all early pioneers.
Carol married Dean Angell on Sept. 4, 1953, at the First Presbyterian Church in Walla Walla. She was the perfect farm daughter and wife, taking part in all aspects of farming until the end of her life.
She was raised in Walla Walla and was an alumnus of Washington State College, Providence Hospital and Walla Walla Community College. She was president of her nursing class, Rho Nu Nursing Honorary. She was the top industrial nurse for Green Giant and was honored in the company's publication.
Carol served as president of Beta Sigma Phi, Zonta International Women's Club, Presbyterian Women, Valley Grovettes and Zeta Chi Junior Club. She was also a member of the Lady Elks, the Bee Hive Rebecca Lodge, the Sunshine Club, the Grandmothers, the American Association of University Women and the PEO Chapter A.D. Carol, along with Sharon Stiller and Rowena Martin, formed the Walla Walla Wagonettes. She was also on the Rodeo Club Court at WSC and served on the hospital, Red Cross and YWCA boards.
She was devoted to her family and took care of 11 family members until they were safely home with God. She was noted for her needlework skills locally and was one of three women - along with Lassie Smith Whitman and Diane Sites -- to be invited to Chicago in 1973 to display their works. She was a member of the St. Anne's Guild of London and received national recognition from American Standards.
Carol's greatest treasures were her hubby Dean, son Jim, daughter-in-law Mary, granddaughter Mandy and brother Lowell. She also loved to have friends in for special dinners and coffee and tea.
She is survived by her husband Dean; son, Jim Angell; daughter-in-law Mary Angell; and granddaughter Mandy Angell. She is also survived by nephew, Ken Richmond; and nieces, Deborah Richmond, Mary Jones, Sue Haagen and Claire Angell Kohler; and cousins Lynn Richmond Nissen and Craig MacLennan.
A memorial service celebrating Carol's life will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2, 2011, at Assumption Catholic Church, 2098 E. Alder St., Walla Walla. Father Paul Cochran will officiate and eulogies will be delivered by friends and family. A reception will be held following the services.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Carol's memory to the Seniors Fund of the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province or to the Walla Walla Aviary through Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, 315 W. Alder, Walla Walla, WA., 99362.