Carol Green, 88, passed away peacefully at home February 2, 2022.
Carol Ann was born to Thomas Calvin and Dorothy (Case) Ridenour in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where they lived with Carol's maternal grandmother.
Following her grandmother's death in 1940, Carol's family moved to Davenport, Iowa on the Mississippi river where her parents were employed at the Rock Island Arsenal.
In the fall of 1946, they moved to Pasadena, California, interrupting Carol's first weeks of 7th grade in Davenport, which she resumed at Pasadena's Washington Junior High School.
On January 1, 1947, Carol saw her first Rose Parade!
Sometimes on a Sunday after church service, Carol's parents would take her to Hollywood, a 14-mile drive to NBC studios where they would sit in the audience watching radio shows in live broadcast. A favorite performance was “Baby Snooks“ played by Fanny Brice.
After junior high Carol attended Pasadena City High School, later graduating with her class in a ceremony at the Rose Bowl to receive their diplomas.
A talented painter of landscapes with focus on an old barn or cabin in the foreground, Carol was an impassioned researcher of family genealogy, tracing some ancestors to their 1700s immigration to America from Germany and England.
Carol is survived by her husband of 60 years Joshua Charles Green and their daughter Wendy Ann Green (Chuck) Haigwood. She is also survived by 2 sons and 2 daughters from a previous marriage: Timothy Ryerson, Robert Ryerson (Amy); Deborah (Thomas Michael) Duncan and Kerry Ryerson. She leaves 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Carol is remembered fondly for the birthday cards and letters to family and friends (even a few from her school days!). She will be deeply missed.
She will also be missed by Josh’s and Carol’s beloved dog Phoebe and Brother Cat.
Carol was preceded in death by her brother Thomas Case Ridenour.
A memorial service for Carol Ann Green will be held in Heber Springs RV Park, the date to be announced.
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