Eula Mae Carpenter
Eula Mae Carpenter passed away peacefully in her home on Saturday, February 18, 2012. Eula was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She was preceded in death by her parents, Anna and Louis Carpenter, as well as three siblings, Harry, Mary, and Margaret. Eula lived with her family until her Mother’s death. She then moved to the San Juan Living Center in Montrose, Colorado. The Living Center eventually closed and Eula moved to Carbondale in 1990, where she spent the remainder of her life.
She is survived by a multitude of friends and adoptive family members.
It is unlikely that anyone who ever met Eula will ever forget her. She was a diminutive lady who refused to fade into the background. She loved bright colors, big hats, chocolate, talking to babies, and lots of jewelry.
Although she had numerous medical challenges, Eula enjoyed every minute of every day as best she could, and truly took great pleasure in the simplest of things life has to offer. She approached life with a loud and boisterous spirit that was as charming as it was exasperating. One could always be certain that Eula would speak her mind and let her presence be known. Her perseverance allowed her to carve out her own unique place in a world that was not always kind to her.
With the help of her adoptive sister, Lisa Martin, Eula’s journey eventually led her back to a nurturing home at the Columbine House in Carbondale. She was finally able to say, “I like living here, Honey.” She will be dearly missed by everyone, staff and residents alike, at Mountain Valley Developmental Services. For the past 22 years she was a bright and shining light in the valley and we are all so very fortunate to be able to say “We loved having you here, Honey!”
There will be a celebration of Eula’s life on Wednesday, February 29th, from noon until 2:00 p.m. at Columbine House, 850 Main Court in Carbondale. Anyone who knew Eula is invited.
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