In memory of
Carol Earlene (Mason) Furness
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In memory of
Carol Earlene (Mason) Furness
Carol Earlene Furness passed away on Dec. 27, 2018, at the age of 77 in Fresno, California, after a long battle against multiple cancers. Carol was born Carol Earlene Mason on July 12, 1941, in the old Fort Bragg Hospital, more recently known as the Grey Whale Inn, to loving parents Bertha and Earl Mason. Her early childhood was spent on the small Mason family ranch between Little River and Albion until her family moved to Mendocino in 1948. From then until her graduation from Mendocino High School in 1959, Carol lived with her family in the historic Blair House in Mendocino, later made famous as Angela Lansbury's "home" in the TV series "Murder She Wrote." A straight-A student, Carol was Valedictorian of her class, a CSF member, the school's representative to Girls State, and played flute in the school band. An accomplished pianist, Carol played piano in a dance band and was the pianist and organist for the Presbyterian Church in Mendocino. She also served as a Junior Leader for the local 4-H club. Carol attended UC Davis for a year before returning to the Mendocino Coast to marry John Schlote of Fort Bragg. She continued her education, with Carol and her husband being the first two graduates of College of the Redwoods, Mendocino Coast Campus in 1970. She graduated from Humboldt State in 1972 and the family moved to Weaverville, California, where Carol became a social Worker for the County of Trinity. The family later moved to Fresno, where she received a master's degree from Fresno State in 1982 and became a social worker for the County of Madera. After an early retirement, Carol entered the antique and vintage postcard business. Carol will be remembered for her soft, gentle manner, her thoughtfulness, her willingness to help where ever needed, her vast knowledge and extreme intellect, her impact on so many people during her years as a social worker, and for being a "best friend". She will be missed, but she will be remembered. Although no formal memorial service is planned, a celebration of Carol's life will be held with relatives and close friends in the Mendocino/Fort Bragg area later this year. The family thanks all of Carol's friends who called, wrote and visited her during her last month or so on this earth. Special thanks also to Optimal Hospice of Fresno and the wonderful caregivers who made her comfortable right up to the end. Carol is survived by her brother, Glenn Mason of Portland, Oregon; her two sons, John Schlote Jr. of Antioch, California and Scott Schlote of Fresno; and former husbands, John Schlote of Fresno and Paul Furness of Fort Wayne, Indiana. She now joins her beloved parents, grandparents and special friends who predeceased her.
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In memory of
Carol Earlene (Mason) Furness
Carol Earlene Furness passed away on Dec. 27, 2018, at the age of 77 in Fresno, California, after a long battle against multiple cancers. Carol was born Carol Earlene Mason on July 12, 1941, in the old Fort Bragg Hospital, more recently known as the Grey Whale Inn, to loving parents Bertha and Earl Mason. Her early childhood was spent on the small Mason family ranch between Little River and Albion until her family moved to Mendocino in 1948. From then until her graduation from Mendocino High School in 1959, Carol lived with her family in the historic Blair House in Mendocino, later made famous as Angela Lansbury's "home" in the TV series "Murder She Wrote." A straight-A student, Carol was Valedictorian of her class, a CSF member, the school's representative to Girls State, and played flute in the school band. An accomplished pianist, Carol played piano in a dance band and was the pianist and organist for the Presbyterian Church in Mendocino. She also served as a Junior Leader for the local 4-H club. Carol attended UC Davis for a year before returning to the Mendocino Coast to marry John Schlote of Fort Bragg. She continued her education, with Carol and her husband being the first two graduates of College of the Redwoods, Mendocino Coast Campus in 1970. She graduated from Humboldt State in 1972 and the family moved to Weaverville, California, where Carol became a social Worker for the County of Trinity. The family later moved to Fresno, where she received a master's degree from Fresno State in 1982 and became a social worker for the County of Madera. After an early retirement, Carol entered the antique and vintage postcard business. Carol will be remembered for her soft, gentle manner, her thoughtfulness, her willingness to help where ever needed, her vast knowledge and extreme intellect, her impact on so many people during her years as a social worker, and for being a "best friend". She will be missed, but she will be remembered. Although no formal memorial service is planned, a celebration of Carol's life will be held with relatives and close friends in the Mendocino/Fort Bragg area later this year. The family thanks all of Carol's friends who called, wrote and visited her during her last month or so on this earth. Special thanks also to Optimal Hospice of Fresno and the wonderful caregivers who made her comfortable right up to the end. Carol is survived by her brother, Glenn Mason of Portland, Oregon; her two sons, John Schlote Jr. of Antioch, California and Scott Schlote of Fresno; and former husbands, John Schlote of Fresno and Paul Furness of Fort Wayne, Indiana. She now joins her beloved parents, grandparents and special friends who predeceased her.
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