Carol Slawson 1934-2009
Carol passed away on July 16th at her adult family home after a five year battle with Alzheimer’s. The family wishes to give special thanks to the care givers at Grace Adult Family Home who have given Carol such loving care over the past four years.
Carol was born and raised in Spokane, one of three daughters of Jack and Helen Slosser. Carol graduated from WSC in 1956 and began a teaching career in Seattle that lasted over twenty four years.
A parent of two of Carol’s kindergarten students wrote these words recently:
“…I remember the first time I met Carol. I visited her kindergarten classroom to see if
she was the right teacher for my daughter. I fell in love with her immediately. I was so
thrilled that my daughter would be with Carol. She was obviously a loving, encouraging,
creative teacher. I know for a fact that my son is the person he is today because of
Carol’s encouragement. He started school being very unsure of himself and somewhere
during his time with Carol, he became self-confident and a school leader. I miss her
terribly now that she is gone. She will be in my thoughts forever…”
Devoted to all children, Carol helped raise two children with her husband, taught kindergarten, was a Brownie Leader, a Cub Scout Den Mother and an
active teacher/leader in her church Sunday school. Her children will always remember her wonderful ‘theme’ birthday parties when they were growing up.
Carol is survived by her husband Tom, son Keith, and daughter Julie. Soleil, daughter of Keith and Hillary, is her only grandchild. Carol’s sister Eleanor lives in Southern California with her family.
A memorial service will be held at St. Andrews Lutheran Church 2650 148th Ave. S.E. Bellevue, WA on Thursday, August 6th at 11:00 am.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that remembrances be made to Seattle Public Schools or the Alzheimer’s Association in her name.