Caroline Potter 1915 September. 6, 2016 Born during the Panama Pacific Exhibition, Caroline Katherine Jeffress Potter died September 6 at the age of 101 of natural causes. Born to Katherine Barry Jeffress and Robert Jeffress; she leaves behind her children, Caroline Hickson (Jim) and Barry Potter; four grand-children: Patricia Sussman (Dan), Katherine Hickson, Benjamin Hickson, and Katie Potter; and two great grand-daughters, Ariella and Lilah Sussman. She was a caring step-mother to Donalee Boxler and Dal Potter Jr.; grandmother to their children: Jill, Tom, Sherry, Dal III and David; great-grandma to Alex and Jonah Hubbard; Alyssa and Madeline Clark, Daniel Bueno and Nelson Potter; and fondly regarded Aunt of all the Jeffress and Potter cousins. Her dearly loved brothers, Jim and Raymond, passed away over thirty years ago. Caroline's legacy was her teachings: to treat all people equally, forgive, and "learn to get along with everyone." She will also be remembered for her determination, understated elegance, and great eye for interior design. Carol, as she was known most of her life, was a fourth generation Californian, born in Sacramento, spending her childhood in San Francisco on 11th Avenue, playing in the Park with neighbors who became life-long friends. She attended Frank McCoppin, St. Rose Academy, and U.C. Berkeley when the bay could only be crossed by ferry. Her fond memories included countless drives to the Brockway cabin in the '30's to enjoy Lake Tahoe in winter and summer including memories of the original Cal-Neva Lodge. Her spirit of adventure, honed driving up to Tahoe in any weather, extended to skiing without chair lifts at Spooner and Donner Summit; and living in Dhahran, Arabia in 1946 in her first marriage. She loved school and knowledge, was an avid reader, and painter in her fifties. Caroline was married to Dalzell Potter, DDS, for 53 years, with whom she lived in Hillsborough and retired to her beloved Lake Tahoe for another quarter century. Together she and Dal enjoyed traveling; expanding their appreciation of other cultures. This legacy she has passed to her children and grandchildren. Most recently Caroline lived at Eskaton in Grass Valley and at Almond Gardens in Auburn. She received loving care in her later years by the unsung heroes of our workforce that care for the very old. The whole family thanks those at Eskaton and Almond Gardens, as well as Sutter Hospice for their skill, and kindnesses shown to Caroline in her last years. Remembrances may be sent to your local Hospice or the The Tahoe Fund (PO Box 7124; Tahoe City, CA 96145).
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