Melvin "Corky" Carroll passed away at home on his 81st birthday, Aug. 29, 2014. Corky was born Aug. 29, 1933, in Dallas, S.D., to Floyd Carroll and Alice (Leslie) Carroll. The family moved to Tulelake, Calif., in 1941, where Corky attended school. He served in the U.S. Army from 1953-55. After returning from the Army, Corky moved to Southern California, where he met and married Helen Foreman. The couple celebrated their 54th anniversary in January. Corky retired from General Motors after 30 years of service and moved to Cottonwood, Calif. He worked at Shasta Community Health Center for 15 years. Corky enjoyed going to deer camp, Pheasants Forever and spending time with his brothers. His family was his source of joy. Corky is survived by his wife, Helen; daughters, Terri Monroe (Jim) of Fullerton, Calif., Teri Yerton of Springfield, Ore. and Londa Carroll of Cottonwood; sisters, Dixie Carroll of Redding and Gladys Buell; brothers, Speed and Darwin Carroll of Tulelake and Dick Carroll of Apache Junction, Ariz.; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Corky is preceded in death by his son, P. K. Carroll; sister, Lucy (Carroll) Kendrick; and brother, Bob Carroll. Interment will be in Klamath Falls. Friends and family are invited to a memorial service at Central Valley Assembly of God, 1712 Locust Ave., Shasta Lake, CA at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6.
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Published in Herald And News on Sept. 3, 2014