Met Carol as an intern for Houston Home & Garden many years ago. So very sorry to hear of her passing at such a young age. Condolences to her family with blessings for many fond memories.
"Tis best to remember
that a heart, once rended,
can be damaged no further,
but can be mended."
(Written in memory of Brandon Roquemore, 1971-1988.)
Carol was a great mentor and the most gracious of women. I have made use of so much of what she taught me. Truly a graceful soul.
I so adored Carol. She was my first mentor, and a wonderful person.. she will be so missed.
Holly Moore, PaperCity, Houston, Texas
I had the great pleasure of working with Carol both at Houston Home & Garden, Country Home and American Homestyle. Jerry and I will greatly miss Carol. There are so many wonderful memories shared with her and Larry in Houston and in Ashfield Massachusetts at the home of dear friend Kathryn George Precourt. Our love and prayers go out to Larry, Helen and family and friends.
My condolences to the Sheehan family. May you find comfort from God's word recorded at Ecclesiastes 9:5, 10 regarding the loss of your loved one.
A sad day to say goodbye to a remarkable woman and her remarkable career in an industry of wonderfully talented, caring people. Perhaps not goodbye, but "so long for awhile."
A true professional. I was proud to say I had the pleasure of working with her and sharing her superb editorial knowledge.
Carol, you will always be remembered for your inner light that was reflected in your fantastic, quick smile and for your devotion to friends, to your readers and to the country life. God speed my dear friend.
Just looking at photos of a group of us from the late 60's in Houston, Texas. All of us so young and completely immortal. ( We always are at that age, aren't we?) So long ago and so far away, but seeming so close. Carol was the ultimate best friend to so many of us. Each of us hung up the phone, after a lengthy talk with her from afar, and realized that we had been "interviewed" and had hung up the phone without having learned about what was happening in her life. That is who she was and why she is so important to all of us. I cannot believe how much I miss her already. I am lucky to have even known her...and grateful too. To Larry and Helen, much love and good thoughts to you at such an unbelievably hard time.
Carol was was proof that graciousness, humility, authenticity and humanity can thrive in the workplace. Our lives were enhanced by her presence. She prepared a memorable country picnic for us under a big shade tree on hers and Larry's farm. The rustic blueberry pie from that picnic, along with her infectious smile, would have been legacy enough. Larry, we hold you in our hearts. Ellen and Jim
My heart goes out to you, Larry, Uncle Walter and Aunt Helen. Love, Jessica (Stephen Sama's daughter)
We will greatly miss Carol. Many memories shared with she and Larry in Houston, Massachusetts and Maine. Love and prayers to Larry, Helen, and family. Beth & Tony
I worked with Carol on a number of projects and thought the world of her. She was engaging, polite, always upbeat and a promoter of new ideas. My deepest symapthies to her family and all those grieving during these very difficult days.
I knew Carol when she came to yoga classes when she was in Des Moines. I loved her smile, her graciousness and her presence. I always admired her. My sympathies to Larry and her family and all who loved her.
Blessings to Carol and her family as all adjust to a new chapter. So many of us did not personally know Carol but we certainly knew her beautiful, creative vision so eloquently executed in the pages of Country Home, what a remarkable talent brimming with style!...you brought us joyous escapes Carol. May your family be embraced with peace and comfort in the times ahead.
You will be missed. But your body of work and legacy lives on. My work has been greatly influenced by you. Thank you Carol.
I had the pleasure of knowing Carol, when we both worked at Meredith Corporation. She was always kind to me, and had a great smile to brighten the day. Heaven gained an angel.
I am a great admirer of Carol and her work, and hope that cherished memories of her life will help ease the grief of her family at this sad time.
Dear Larry and friends,
How fortunate I am to have had Carol as a dear friend and an amazing mentor. Her deep humanity (and high style!) enriched my life. Her friends at Country Home will remember her genuine interest in our lives, our families, our pets, our triumphs, our tragedies. That compassion and her love of home and design made her a brilliant editor. I will miss her friendship--and her sparkle--immensely. Larry, my heart goes out to you, your family, and your friends. Love, Sandy