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Carol Eaton, 92 - October 23, 2015

Carol Roberta Eaton, 92, longtime resident of Phoenix and Prescott, AZ, originally of Gothenburg, passed away on Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, at Sierra Winds Life Care in Peoria, AZ.
A celebration of life service will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Willowbrook United Methodist Church at 19390 N. 99th Ave., Sun City, AZ, 85373. A private burial service will be conducted at Green Acres Cemetery at Scottsdale, AZ.
Eaton was born Jan. 7, 1923, at Gothenburg to Earl and Roberta Stevenson.
She graduated as valedictorian of her high school class in Gothenburg and also at Columbia College of Missouri, where she pursued musical studies.
Eaton moved to Phoenix in 1953 after her husband, Cliff, was discharged from the Navy as a lieutenant commander and had graduated from the University of Nebraska with an architectural degree.
After raising four children, she received a bachelor degree in education from Arizona State University. She then taught first and second grades along with home economics at inner city schools, and also worked at the Phoenix Crisis Nursery for 10 years before retiring in Prescott.
She was an active member of the United Methodist Church in every community she lived. She was a soloist, sang in numerous choirs and participated in church musical productions.
?Eaton was also active with the United Methodist Women and a member of P.E.O. for 74 years with a life-long passion to help educate women.
?Her other interests included reading, sewing, cooking, music, volunteering, a gift of hospitality, and her family, according to family members.
She was preceded in death by: her parents, Earl and Roberta Stevenson; her husband of 49 years, Cliff, who passed away in 1993; a grandson, Kevin Eaton; three brothers and a sister.
Survivors include: her children—Vicki Reich of Prescott, Christi (Don) Bell of Glendale, AZ, Scott (Sue) Eaton of Chandler, AZ, and Wendy (Tom) Ysasi of Seattle, WA; seven grandchildren—Ryann Lewis, Whitney (Troy) Lockert, Jordan Van Kirk, Brian and Steven Eaton, Adam and Alexandra Ysasi; six great-grandchildren—Haleigh and Tristan Lewis, Hannah Van Kirk, Mia and Anthony Lockert and Xander Marshall; numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial donations are suggested to Willowbrook Methodist Church and to Eaton’s favorite P.E.O. projects.