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Carole Ann (Couch) Russom

Posted 2021-04-07 by mhenderson
Published in Today's News Herald on Apr. 7, 2021 -
Lake Havassu City, Arizona -

Carole Ann Russom, 77, of Lake Havasu City, passed away peacefully on
Saturday, March 13, 2021 at Havasu Regional Medical Center.

Carole was born in Springfield, Ohio on May 8, 1943 to Marshall and
Elsie (Kearns) Couch. She graduated from Pasadena High School and
later took some college courses. Carole worked for General Dynamics.
She raised three children and then drove an 18-wheeler delivering
throughout the U.S. and Canada. She later worked as a correctional
officer at the Okeechobee Men's Correctional Facility in Florida.
Carole then opened a clothing store in Havasu called Sparkles, while
doing swap meets on the weekends for another 17 years.

In her younger years, she was a Girl Scout leader, PTA president, and
the head of Red Cross, which earned her "Citizen of the Year" in
Fontana, California. Carole enjoyed dancing/clogging, socializing on
Facebook, keeping in touch with friends and family, traveling the U.S.
to visit family in her RV, and had a passion for beading and making
jewelry. Carole enjoyed traveling with her mother, Elsie, who was her
best friend, and then later with her granddaughter, Olivia.

Carole is survived by her daughter, Tisa Oakley; grandchildren,
Marsha, Olivia, and Louis Oakley; Aunt, Mary Lou Shires; and many
nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. She is preceded in
death by her parents, Marshall and Elsie Couch; and her one and only
sibling, Sandra McBride.

She will be dearly missed by all those who loved her in life.
Thoughts and condolences may be sent to Carole's family at
www.mohavememorial.com. Arrangements were placed in the care of Mohave
Memorial Lake Havasu Mortuary.






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