Kathleen S. Carroll

  • "We met Kathleen & Gary while they were stationed in..."
    - Sandra Huie
  • "Had the pleasure of singing with Kathie and have known her..."
    - Patty Stevens
  • "I am so sorry to hear about Kathy. I sang with the Columbia..."
    - Claire Greenbaum
  • "I sang with Kathy and under her direction in the Columbia..."
  • "Kathleen was a friend for over 40 years. There are so many..."
    - Margaret Brock

December 25, 1940 ~ March 17, 2011

Kathleen S. Carroll entered eternal life on March 17, 2011. She was born Dec. 25, 1940 in Medford, OR and last resided in Hillsboro, OR. She graduated from Medford High School, later raised her children in the Portland, OR area.
Gary and Kathleen were married on June 4, 1989 in San Antonio, TX, then relocated to Hillsboro after Gary's retirement from the Air Force.
Music was the hallmark of Kathleen's life work. She was a past member of the Portland Symphonic Choir and current member of the Lutheran Choral Assoc. She was a private voice teacher, and a singer, coach and director of Sweet Adeline and Barbershop Harmony Society choruses. Kathleen was most recently choir director at Hillsboro Presbyterian Church.
Kathleen enjoyed cooking, entertaining in her home, going to the movies and traveling.
Kathleen's joyful spirit illuminated the lives of her friends and family, including her husband, Gary; sons, David Hoover and wife Karen of Vancouver, WA, Michael Hoover and wife Heather of Clatskanie, OR; and six grandchildren.
Graveside services have been held at Fir Lawn Memorial Park in Hillsboro.
A Celebration of Life gathering will be held Sun., April 3, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Hillsboro Presbyterian Church, 172 NE 32nd Ave., Hillsboro, OR, 97123.
Memorial contributions to: Hillsboro Presbyterian Church Choir/Drama Fund.
Please sign Kathleen's guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits.
Published in The Columbian on Mar. 30, 2011
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