Carol Carpenter Borgnaes beloved wife of Dan Borgnaes, died on May 18, 2013 at her daughter's home in Fort Myers after battling her illness of nine years. She is survived by her husband, Dan; two children, Elise Ayers of Ft. Myers and Christian Borgnaes of Seattle, Washington; two grandchildren, Nicholas and Elizabeth; older sister, Dottie Carpenter Denton; and brother, Milton O. Carpenter. Carol was educated in music at Florida State University (BA) and Ohio State University (MA, Piano Pedagogy). She loved her music and taught piano throughout her lifetime. She traveled to many places in the United States and Europe accompanying her husband. Her love of music and the piano even extended to Germany, where she taught several students in German. During this time she visited many sites in Europe, including Tivoli, in Copenhagen, Denmark, several extraordinary places in Italy including Vienna, Florence, Rome, and the Vatican. The places in the United States where she lived were New Martinsville, WV; Los Angeles, Calif.; and lastly Dublin, Ohio. Carol and Dan were staunch members of the Episcopal church for nearly all their married lives until doctrinal changes caused a permanent split. She was also a group leader and member of the Association of Research and Enlightenment, a spiritual organization based on the readings of Edgar Cayce, also known as the Sleeping Prophet. Carol will be interred at Port Mayaca Memorial Gardens near the site where her dear parents Oda Daniel Carpenter and Ruth Shive Carpenter were buried and not far from where she was born, Pahokee, FL. She was lucky and blessed to have a family that loved her and as important loved each other. Thanks be to our Lord for her life with us.
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Published in NewsZapFL on July 25, 2013