The Odessa Record -

Carol Jean Spies


September 5, 2019

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Carol Spies

Carol Spies passed away peacefully Monday, August 26, 2019, at the age of 90 in Spokane. She was born in Marlin at her grandparents' home on September 25, 1928 to George and Lille Starkel. She had four younger siblings: Gloria, Jerry, Joyce and Josephine (Tyke). She attended school in Marlin and graduated in 1946. She spent one year at Whitworth college.

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Carol Spies

She married Herbert Spies on April 10, 1949. They lived and farmed in the Marlin area where they raised their three daughters, Janice, Lynette and Dixie. As a homemaker, Carol especially enjoyed gardening, sewing, crocheting and knitting. Her favorite times were spent with family and friends. She was very devoted to her faith and read and studied her Bible daily. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church. After retirement, Herb and Carol were able to travel to Alaska on a couple of occasions.

Carol is survived by her daughters Janice Williams of Spokane, Lynette (Tom) Schafer of Odessa and Dixie (Ray) Stafford of Airway Heights; seven grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; one sister Gloria Doak of Ephrata; one sister-in-law, Lois (Judy) Starkel of Odessa and numerous nieces and nephews.

Carol was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was very kind and loving and will be missed by many. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 12 at Christ Lutheran Church in Odessa. Memorials may be made to Christ Lutheran Church or to the Odessa Healthcare Foundation. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport is in charge of the arrangements.


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