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Theresa May Carroll

Theresa May Carroll of Glenwood Springs, formerly of Aspen, died Saturday, March 29, 2003, at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs. She was 89.

She was born July 13, 1913, in Chicago, Ill., to Mary Ellen McHugh and Joseph P. Feeny.

She married Cornelius “Nick” E. Carroll in January 1948. He preceded her in death in November 1972.

After his death she moved to Aspen, where she lived with her daughter and son-in-law.

She was active in the Aspen community, working as a nutrition manager for Aspen/Pitkin Senior Services, and serving as an officer for the Aspen Eagles Auxiliary No. 184. She was a founding member of the Senior Council and a member of the Senior Housing Board, Senior Independent Group and the Glenwood Springs Eagles Auxiliary.

Mrs. Carroll volunteered for the Aspen Thrift Shop, the Aspen Historical Society and as an election judge.

She was named Senior Volunteer of the Year in 1980 and 1990.

Mrs. Carroll was a warm and friendly person, always ready with a smile and a quick joke. She never met a stranger. Most people knew her as “Gram.”

With a glint in her eye, Mrs. Carroll was always ready to help with any kind of deviltry. She loved to play bingo.

She was preceded in death by brothers Joseph, John, Matthew and Bernard Feeny; by sisters Isabelle Feeny-Foley and Mary Feeny.

Mrs. Carroll is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ellen and Bill Woertz of Glenwood Springs; by a brother, Edward Feeny of Chicago; and by a grandson, William “Billy” Carroll Woertz of San Diego.

Visitation will start at 3 p.m. on Monday, April 7, at Farnum Holt Funeral Home, 405 W. 7th St. in Glenwood Springs. A Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. by the Knights of Columbus at the funeral home.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 8, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Aspen. Burial will follow at Red Butte Cemetery with the Aspen Eagles officiating.

A gathering for friends and family will be held afterwards at the Aspen Elk’s Lodge.

Farnum Holt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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