Carol Jean Childers, age 73 of North Wilkesboro, died at Wake Forest Baptist Health – Wilkes Medical Center on March 29, 2021.
Carol was born on July 2, 1947 in Bismarck, North Dakota to parents Margaret Louise Johnson and Gilbert Orin Johnson. She attended Cottey College in Missouri and the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota for undergraduate studies. She later earned her graduate degree at Appalachian State University.
Carol was a dedicated servant to her community. She was a longtime member of North Wilkesboro Presbyterian Church where she sang in the choir. She taught special education in the Wilkes County Schools for 33 years and loved each of her students. Carol also had a passion for helping animals. She served on the board of directors of the Humane Society of Wilkes for over 25 years. She personally rescued and found homes for many Wilkes County animals – especially cats. And she was always available to pet sit for people who needed help with their beloved pets. Carol was also passionate about the Friends of the Wilkes County Library, and served on their board of directors for many years, helping to support the library in any way possible. After retiring from teaching, Carol’s boundless curiosity about the world led her to travel extensively. She loved to explore new cultures and enjoy new experiences. As a long-term cancer survivor, she was an ardent supporter of Relay for Life and cancer research. She touched so many lives, and made so many people smile.
Carol was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by brother David Huckle and wife Dorothy of Lidgerwood, ND; cousins Art Solberg of Wyndmere, ND and Marvin Huckle and wife Mary of Fargo, ND; niece Cheryl Huckle of Fargo, ND; nephew Jeff Huckle of Horace, ND and special friends Sylvia Smith and Audie Bloise.
A memorial celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Those who wish to honor Carol in a special way might consider a donation to The Friends of the Wilkes County Library, 215 Tenth St., North Wilkesboro, NC 28659 or The Humane Society of Wilkes, PO Box 306, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659.
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Friends of the Wilkes County Library
215 10th Street, North Wilkesboro NC 28659
Humane Society of Wilkes
PO Box 309, North Wilkesboro NC 28659