Carol Converse, age 73 of Bellingham passed away peacefully, with her husband Bill at her side, at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center on Thursday, January 21, 2016. She was born April 23, 1942 in Detroit, MI to Frank and Jennie Yount. Carol attended the UW and graduated from WWU with a degree in education. She taught kindergarten at Roeder, Birchwood and Silver Beach Elementary schools. Carol was passionate about teaching the little ones. She married Bill Converse on July 25, 1975 in Bellingham. Carol and Bill have been active socially in the Bellingham Golf & Country Club, Bellingham Yacht Club, Elks Club, American Legion, Gyro International, and the Norwesters RV Club. Together they enjoyed snowbirding in their RV in Arizona and California for many years. Carol will be remembered as one of the best kindergarten teachers Bellingham ever had. If you remember the saying, "All I needed to know about life I learned in kindergarten," Carol might have taught you. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Robert. She is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, Bill, daughter Elizabeth Chien, son Thomas Converse, granddaughter Catherine (Curtis) Barr, brothers James and Charles Yount, and many loving relatives and friends. A Celebration of Carol's life will be held this spring. You may share memories with the family at www.westfordfuneralhome.com.
Westford Funeral Home & Cremation
Bellingham, WA 98225
Published in Bellingham Herald on Jan. 23, 2016