Carol Cunningham Spires(1933 - 2014)

Carol Virginia Cunningham Spires, 80, passed away peacefully January 4, 2014, after a long illness.

Carol was born on June 7, 1933, in Louisiana, MO, to Clarita and Eric A. Cunningham.

She graduated Vassar College in 1955, and was a beloved mother to four children. She retired in 2004, after a career of teaching humanities for 27 years, and also a proposal analyst.

Carol loved life and gave her all in everything, always thinking of others. She will be missed by many. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother and sister-in-law, Loiuse and Eric A. Cunningham, II.

She is survived by her children: Locke Pleninger, Dallas, TX; Dana Fairbanks, and husband John, Grapevine, TX; Devon Cuchiara, and husband Joe, Colorado Springs, CO; Chase Dignan, Seattle, WA; and her grandchildren: Joshua Cuchiara, 22, Tyler Cuchiara, 20, Chandler Fairbanks, 18, Daniel Cuchaira, 17, Jarett Fairbanks, 15, Spencer Dignan, 12; and a nephew, Eric A. Cunningham, III, his wife and their children.

The Celebration of Carol's life will take place privately in Colorado Springs, CO.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the .

Published in The Gazette on Jan. 14, 2014