Betty Carroll
Betty Carroll
Betty Carroll

Obituary of Betty M Carroll

Dale & Betty Carroll Obituary Dale Edward Carroll, age 89, passed away peacefully at his home in Sedro Woolley, WA on January 4, 2020. Betty May (Redding) Carroll, age 88, passed away peacefully at Alderwood Nursing home on March 31, 2022. Dale was born on June 21, 1930, in Parkland, WA, the son of Clyde and Helen (Colvin) Carroll. Betty was born on January 21, 1934, in Clinton, MO, the daughter of Jessie and Bessie (Hetrick) Redding. Dale & Betty were introduced through one of Betty’s older brothers and had their first date on December 26th, 1949, when Betty was almost 16, and Dale was 19. Just over 2 years later, on February 1st, 1952, right after Betty’s 18th birthday, they were married. Everyone told them they were too young!! (And that was also their favorite song – by Nat King Cole). And they knew better!! Dale Served in the National Guard, after which time he enlisted in the Army. After he left the Military, he became a machinist, then began doing tractor work. This work led to a career in building golf courses, and Dale moved his wife and family from Washington to Southern California – to pursue the American Dream. While building Golf Courses, Dale became a private pilot in order to travel between work destinations more easily. Soon thereafter, Betty also became a private pilot. While Dale was building golf courses and making a living for the family, Betty was tending to home and family – raising their three children, which she did masterfully. They made a formidable team!! After Dale was done building golf courses, he started a Landscape Materials Yard in Corona, CA. At that time, (1978) they moved from their home in Ramona, CA (Flying C Ranch) to Wildomar, CA to be closer to the business. They were both very active in the local Elks Lodge. Dale was the Exalted Ruler two times; Betty was the First Lady and was active in the Lady Elks. Dale was instrumental in organizing the building of a new lodge during his tenure. After they retired, they moved to Thayne, WY (1994) where they bought a log home on a golf course. Dale enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting, and working on restoring his Studebaker. Betty enjoyed spoiling Dale and volunteering at the Senior Center & Clogging. They both enjoyed Star Valley Ranch and many Friends! In 2006, they decided to move back to Washington to be closer to family and settled in Sedro Woolley, WA. Betty started volunteering at the Sedro Woolley Senior Center, delivering meals on wheels, and Clogging. Dale continued working on his Studebaker, golfing, and fishing. When Dale died, they were 3 weeks short of their 68th Anniversary! Their Love Story transcends anything we can imagine!! As their Children – we were lucky enough to see it firsthand! It was a love story most people only dream of. Dale & Betty are survived by their 3 children - son - James Carroll; Daughter - Melia Guglielmetti (Vincent); & Daughter - Terri Gunderson; 8 Grandchildren – Bobbi Sue, Michael, Brian, Tiffany, Christopher, Erica, Travis & Anthony; And 11 great-grandchildren – Jacob, Teagan, Landon, Brilynn, Mike Jr, Andrew, Joe, Kaelani, Kaia, Aceon & Alaiah. Dale is preceded in death by his Father - Clyde Carroll, Sr.; Mother – Helen Carroll; Brother – Clyde Carroll, Jr; Brother – Earl Carroll; Brother – Walter Carroll; Sister – Lois Crumb; and Baby Carroll, (sibling that died at birth). Betty is preceded in death by her Father – Jessie Redding Sr.; Mother – Bessie Redding; Brother – Jessie Redding, Jr; Sister – Opal Landon; Brother – John Redding; Sister – Fern McGhee; Brother – Walter Redding; Brother – Richard Redding; Brother – Delbert Redding; Sister (Baby) – Shirley Ann Redding; Brother – Donald Redding; Brother – George Redding; Brother – Norman Redding. A Celebration of Life & Love is being held on July 9th, 2022, beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the Sedro Woolley Community Center, 703 Pacific Street, Sedro Woolley, WA 98284 to Celebrate the Lives of Dale & Betty Carroll and their Amazing Love!! We love them and miss them very much! If you have any questions about the Celebration of Life, please feel free to call or text 360-303-5898. Anyone who would like to attend the celebration for Dale & Betty Carroll is welcome.
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