Carol will be very much missed. I grew to love very quickly her sweet tender self and Bob. Their love for each other is so inspiring and has no bounds. We three shared a huge love for traveling the world and now she can experience beauty without limitations of the physical. We believe in the same God I know and without question she joins Him in heaven without pain and with a new and perfect body. I wonder, though, when I say the Angel's Prayer, am I being selfish if I'd wish her as my own? She inspired me in so many ways, I don't even know how to thank her, Bob, Ron, Kathy, or Mike for allowing me the honor to be a part of the past several months. The least I could do is show you love and care. Many blessings, much comfort, and rich memories to each of you.
Our prayers and our thoughts go with you. Our deepest sympathy to Bob and the entire family at this most difficult time. We will miss Carol, a more gentle soul would be hard to find. Carol was my 1st cousin and a friend to my wife Judy. We were happy to have dinner with Carol and Bob in Tampa just before a cruise. Now we know just how special that time was. It was the last time we saw her, laughing, joking around and remembering old times in Pell Lake. We will miss you Carol, God Speed on your journey, and thanks for being a very special part of both our lives.
Carol was my cousin and my Godmother. Being a first cousin the Botheroyd family is something unique and special in itself. We all lived each summer together in the Pell Lake House and really were more like sisters and brothers. Carol was the oldest of us, I was the youngest. Being only two yrs old when Carol was married, she made a special dress for me that matched her bridesmaids dresses - all carefully and loving made my Carol - as well as her beautiful wedding gown. Living away from the Chicago area, we did not see Carol as often as we would have liked, but when we were all together it was magical! Along with Gary, I was able to see Carol and Bob just before they sailed out of Tampa....I remember her and I hugging each other so long and so hard - but neither of us wanting to let go. I hope she always knew how much I loved her, because I always knew how much she truly loved me. Bob, Kathy, Mike and Ron......my heart is forever touched and my thoughts are with you all. Love to you all!
Dear Carol and I became friends when I moved into the Superior St. neighborhood in Appleton, WI. She was a ray of sunshine in my life and a wonderful friend. Even though we are miles apart, we stayed in touch and I will miss her. I know she will be greatly missed by her family and Bob. Love, hugs and prayers to you all. Dolores Larsen