The world has lost Carole Salome Lapham-Bartlett. Born December 12, 1929 in Polley, Wisconsin, She passed February 4th 2017 in her home, surrounded by family, in Springville, Ca. The youngest girl in a family of 11, she is Survived by her Younger brother, James Brothers, her Children, her Step Children, Nieces, Nephews, Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren, she will be missed enormously by them, her many friends and communities throughout the central Valley. Carol was orphaned at the age of 11. The strength she exhibited at that time, as she traveled alone to California, was ever present throughout her life. Carol was a go getter, raising her children, baking bread, making cheese, teaching others the meaning of hard work, jogging, triathlons, spending time with her dogs, family, quilting, good wine, bird watching or just making sure that everyone was taken care of. A long time resident of Manhattan Beach, California, She moved to Springville with her family in June of 1968 where she lived until her passing. Many who knew her may remember her for Metlox Pottery, Mattel Toys, the Shingle Mill Restaurant, her bread (for sure the bread), The Apple Festival Run, her work with the local 4-H, the local historical society or her beautiful quilts, certainly her wonderful smile, and who could forget her love of the color pink. A common memory that all who knew her will cherish was Carol's honesty and love of life. She truly was one in a million. There will be a private interment on Friday, February 17, 2107 in the Crabtree Cemetery, Springville, CA. There will be a Celebration of Life open to all on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 11:00 a.m., at Carol's home, 36183 Hwy 190, Springville, CA 93265. Feel free to wear bright colors, Carol would have loved that. Please carpool and park along the highway. There is limited parking on the property for those unable to take the short walk down the driveway from the highway. There will be plenty of younger folk to assist as needed. Light refreshments will be served.
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