Erin Christine Carroll (1968 - 2016)

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September 12, 1968 – July 6, 2016

After a brief illness, our precious Erin slipped away to be with our Heavenly Father. We know her parents, Joan and Larry Carroll, were waiting with open arms to welcome their little girl. At her passing Erin was surrounded by those who loved and cared for her, just as she was also in her daily life. She is survived by her brother Pat Carroll, his wife Linda, and their children Shelby and Breanne, her Aunt Charlotte Carroll and Uncle Steve Irwin, Aunt Susan Schwab and Uncle Gordon Stenman and family. Erin was also blessed with extended family who were her care providers for most of her life. Erin lived with Barb and John Lager for many years, and when they retired, Miah Lager and David Eckerson took over and welcomed Erin into their home. Erin's life was filled with many challenges, but it was also filled with a great deal of love and compassion. When she was born doctors predicted she would never walk, but thanks to the many, many local volunteers (you know who you are) and a program diligently adhered to by her parents, and the fortitude of Erin herself, she not only walked but could eventually be seen riding her bike or skiing the slopes at Eaglecrest. She was undeniably an Alaska Girl who loved being out on the water with family. Her Dad made her the "Keeper of the Keys" for the boat whenever they went out fishing. She had a delightful and mischievous sense of humor. Her favorite pastime was putting things away where nobody else could find them. And food, yes, Erin truly loved and enjoyed good food and good music. She enjoyed painting, and many other forms of artwork while participating at The Canvas. Erin had a full life even though she is gone too soon. She will be missed by all of us who loved her so dearly.
A Celebration of Erin's Life will be held at Sandy Beach shelter # 1 on Sunday August 7th from noon to 4pm.
Many of the service's Erin received in her lifetime came through REACH, an organization that provides service and advocacy for individuals and their families faced with developmental disabilities. The family asks that any donations in Erin's name be made to REACH at 213 Third Street, Juneau, AK 99801
Published in The Juneau Empire from July 20 to Aug. 19, 2016