Carole Susan Rachesky
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
February 25th marks the one year anniversary of Carole’s passing. She died of lung, liver and brain cancer. She exhibited no symptoms. She was only 66 years young.
Carole was born on June 22, 1943 in Little Rock, Ark. to the late Susan and Dr. Otto.
She lived her early childhood and teen years in Liberal, Kan. She attended Kansas State University, majoring in speech pathology and english. She met her husband, Stanley Rachesky, at KSU in 1963.
Carole and Stan were married in 1965 while Stan was finishing graduate school at Kansas State. They then moved to Illinois where they had a son and a daughter.
Carole is survived by her husband who wrote this about “his woman”: “We had a really great life together. We lived the American Dream-twice! We were married 45 years. We had two children, and 7 grandkids. Carole wrote the book on what a wife, mother and Nana should strive to be. She was an extraordinary woman in all categories.
Unfortunately, all good things come to an end. VERY reluctantly, it is time to say ‘Good-bye'”.
Carole enjoyed cooking, reading, dancing, drinking wine, entertaining, hiking, playing the piano, traveling, being a member of the Elk’s Club, and spending time with her grandkids. She will be remembered for her amazing nurturing ability and generous friendship.
Carole is survived by her daughter who wrote this: “We began our solid friendship in adulthood … She became the sister I never had and the best friend anyone could hope for. We listened, we laughed, we cried, we gossiped, we cooked, we drank wine … and more wine … and more wine. We didn’t take each other for granted. She gave me so many wonderful gifts.
The gifts are so clear to me now that she is gone. I have become an extension of her in my own way. The love she gave my Dad, her gift, I pass along to my husband, the love she gave me as a child, her gift, I pass onto my children. The friendship she gave me, her gift, I pass along to my friends. It is effortless, and it’s apparent that giving me these gifts had been her intent all along.
Mom, your love will fill me up FOREVER. Your job is done, Thank you. I will never be able to thank you for all your gifts. Your daughter … Stacey.”
Carole left behind others who loved her so much: her son; her daughter-in-law; her son-in-law, Andy; her seven grandchildren; her two sisters and three brothers; and her dear friends, many of them from the Glenwood Springs Elks Club.
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