Carol Noel (Busch) Marlowe
Carol Noel (Busch) Marlowe, 61, passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at her home after a 3 month battle with bile duct cancer.
Carol was born at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas on December 27th, 1951 to parents Donald and Elizabeth Busch. She was the oldest of four children in an Air Force family and spent the first few years of her life in Japan. By the time Carol was five she was fluent in Japanese.
Carol graduated from Lebanon Community High School in 1970, in Lebanon Illinois. She was a class officer, national honor society member, and Daughters of the American Revolution award recipient. It is probably no surprise to anyone who knew her, that Carol was also a cheerleader and Prom Queen! She received a full academic scholarship from St. Claire County to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with honors. Carol was initiated into Pi Beta Phi sorority in 1971. She served as an officer in the sorority. For ten years following graduation she was one of the National editors for the Pi Beta Phi magazine, The Arrow. For many years she continued to volunteer as an officer in the Boise Pi Beta Phi alum club.
After college Carol joined the United States Air Force. As a first lieutenant, she was the officer in charge of the nuclear storage site at Beale Air Force Base. She was the only female in her unit and one of the first three women in the field. At the time, there were so few women in that unit, that there were no women's restrooms. Any time Carol wanted to use the facilities, there would be an announcement over the PA system to clear the bathroom! Carol was honorably discharged from the Air Force in 1975. About this time Carol met her first husband, and became a mother to her only child, Jessica Leigh Marlowe.
Following Carol's Air Force Career she taught English, English as a second language, remedial reading, and migrant aid in Del Rio, Texas. She also taught English and Physical Education at Sacred Heart Academy. It seems that Carol, who started speaking at the age of nine months, spent the remainder of her life correcting others grammar. In fact, this obituary has not been proof read by her, so it may be laden with grammatical errors!
In 1986, Carol completed her Masters of Business Administration in Finance and Supply Chain Management at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. It was at this time that she met her future husband, Paul Taylor.
Carol worked for Hewlett Packard for almost 20 years in accounting and finance, supply chain management, marketing, and Research and Development. She worked in various locations including Loveland, CO, Rhonert Park, CA, and Boise Idaho. In 1992, Carol moved to Boise, Idaho as a World Wide Product Manager for Hewlett Packard.
In 2005 Carol retired from Hewlett Packard and focused on her favorite hobby of skiing, logging over 100 days of skiing in Sun Valley every year. Her love of the slopes was evident to all who saw her skill on the mountain. Random strangers would comment on the way she attacked the black diamond runs. The only thing that gave Carol more joy than her time on the mountain was the delight she experienced in playing with her granddaughter, Sage, after she was born in April 2012.
Carol also taught at the University of Idaho in the College of Business. Her classes included Strategic Management, Marketing, and Finance. In 2010 she went back to work fulltime with the University of Idaho at the Boise Campus, where she was Program Director.
In her spare time Carol enjoyed volunteering at Bishop Kelly High School where she worked in the library and helped with strategic planning. She also enjoyed being a soccer mom, and continued supporting the Bishop Kelly team even after her daughter went off to college.
Carol is preceded in death by her father Donald Busch, her mother Elizabeth (Duffy) Busch, her younger brother Joseph, her grandparents John Duffy and Elizabeth Sullivan, her aunt Mary (Duffy) Flood, and Uncle, John T Duffy. She is survived by her husband Paul Taylor of Boise, her daughter Jessica, her son-in-law Dan Mastbergen, and her granddaughter Sage, of Loveland, Colorado, her brothers Steve Busch of San Jose, CA and Greg Busch of Atlanta, GA. Carol had hoped to survive to meet her second grandchild, who will be joining the family in March 2014. Carol also leaves many friends who came together during her last few months with support and love.
We love you always, Mom and Nana, you HOT BUMP SKIIER!
Friends and family are invited to remember Carol Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. at Summers Funeral Homes, Ustick Chapel 3629 E. Ustick Rd Meridian, ID. If you are able to attend, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
In lieu of flowers please send donations to Mountain States Tumor Institute (MSTI) Research section or Integrative Medicine Program 190 E. Bannock St. Boise, ID 83712.
Published in Idaho Statesman on Aug. 28, 2013