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In Memory of

Alice Lorraine Carroll

June 17, 1929 - March 18, 2015

Obituary


Alice Lorraine Mylan Carroll was born June 17, 1929, in Billings, Montana, to Frank and Anna Mylan. She was the youngest of four children and the only girl. She grew up on a farm where she learned to love living things, both plant and animal. Her love of gardening continued her entire life and she had many fond memories of the camaraderie in her community gardening years.

In February 1953 she married her best friend, Jim Carroll. They raised their family of three daughters (Terry, Susan and Linda) and have five grandchildren and four...

Alice Lorraine Mylan Carroll was born June 17, 1929, in Billings, Montana, to Frank and Anna Mylan. She was the youngest of four children and the only girl. She grew up on a farm where she learned to love living things, both plant and animal. Her love of gardening continued her entire life and she had many fond memories of the camaraderie in her community gardening years.

In February 1953 she married her best friend, Jim Carroll. They raised their family of three daughters (Terry, Susan and Linda) and have five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Linda preceded her in death in 1994. She is also survived by her niece, Marie (Tom) Basta of Beaverton.

Alice and Jim started their life together in Billings, Montana, moving to Boise, Idaho in 1967 and to Gresham in 1970.

The early years of their 62-year marriage were spent raising their daughters, a time that included family activities like camping, boating, PTA and Girl Scouts. After her children were raised she enjoyed a second career at First Interstate Bank (Wells Fargo).

In addition to her passion for gardening she enjoyed birdwatching, Volkswalking, square dancing, golf and travel (Japan, Hawaii, Bahamas and many places across the nation). She particularly enjoyed her years with Jim wintering in Green Valley, Arizona, and exploring the southwest.

She was a member of St. Therese parish and was active in the XYZ (Extra Years of Zest) Club, packing food boxes for St. Vincent de Paul and the Women's Association.

Flowers may be sent to:
Gateway Little Chapel of the Chimes
1515 NE 106th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97220

Charitable contributions may be made to:
Saint Vincent de Paul
SVDP
c/o St. Therese Catholic Church
1260 NE 132nd Ave,
Portland, OR 97230

OR

TIP (Trauma Intervention Program)
TIP
4800 NE 122nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97230