CAROL M. STEPHAN
Carol Stephan 1-15-43 ~ 8-14-13
Born to Joseph & Olga Zimmerman one brisk winter in Cleveland, OH during the forties, alongside siblings Bob & Lois, Carol lived her life sometimes tenaciously, but always fully.
Twice married & mother of Debby Hernandez, Karen Morales & John Albert, Carol took on the characteristics of lovingness, devotion & affection & practiced them with ease.
In the seventies, Carol made a home for her family in Merritt Island, FL & began wearing the many hats she would continue to juggle for the rest of her life.
She exercised her talent for textile arts & crafts at her local sewing group. She expressed her faith at Divine Mercy Catholic Church. And she took her passion for animals to new heights – not just surrounding herself with anything furry or feathered or four-legged or even just a heartbeat – but Carol became an avid & knowledgeable aviculturist as well.
Carol loved wholly & completely, leaving little room for anything other than loyalty, kindness & compassion. Traits that will undoubtedly be passed on to her five grandchildren: Jennifer, Drew, Jim, Felicia & Michael; & too, her four great grandkids: Aiden, Astrid, Hannah & Corbin.
As for lasting legacies, Carol left each of us with the greatest one of all: the memory of her love.
A Celebration of Carol’s life will be on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 with calling of family and friends from 3-5pm followed by a Memorial Service.