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Carol Elaine DeBartolo

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Carol Elaine DeBartolo Obituary

Carol Elaine DeBartolo, 77, of Yuba City, passed away on October 9, 2016 with her husband by her side.

Carol was born on August 11, 1939 in Taft, CA, to Wilma Hickman and Virgil Hylton. The family moved to Bakersfield when Wilma married Joe Hickman when Carol was 13 years old. Carol graduated from North High School in Bakersfield. Carol had one brother, Mike Hylton and two sisters Midge Mushrush and husband Roy of Bakersfield and Kathy Hickman of Oregon.

Only July 22, 1961 she married Vito DeBartolo, the love of her life. They had three children, Anthony DeBartolo, Cari Edgerton and Daniel DeBartolo, all of Yuba City. She was also blessed with nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

One of her first jobs was as a "car hop", but her life long love of flowers led her in a career in the floral business as a Floral Designer for several years. After leaving the business to raise her children, she still worked out of her garage doing weddings, graduation and special occasion flowers for friends and family. But her greatest love was having family near especially when the grandchildren and great-grandchildren came along.

In 1963, Carol and Vito moved from Bakersfield to Yuba City. They lived in the same neighborhood for the last 38+ years. Many dear and close friendships developed with many of those neighbors. Carol worked with Dawn Purdum in Dawn's flower shop and continued that friendship over the years. The latter, Dawn came weekly to assist Vito with respite care for Carol at home.

In the early years of their marriage, Carol and Vito traveled across country to New York where Vito's family lived. Taking a different route each time, they truly enjoyed seeing our beautiful country and spending time with family.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents Virgil Hylton, Wilma and Joe Hickman and sister Midge Mushrush.

Flowers may be sent to Ullrey Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to or Sutter North Hospice in Carol's memory.

Viewing will be held Thursday from 4-7pm, October 13, 2016 and Friday from 9am-3pm, October 14, 2016 at Ullrey Memorial Chapel. A Memorial service will follow at 3pm.

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Published in Appeal Democrat on Oct. 12, 2016
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