Carole Mary Pence passed away at age 75, on Monday, July 15, 2013, in Fairbanks.
She was born Dec. 19, 1937, in Richmond, Calif., and has lived in Alaska for 37 years.
In honor of their mom, the family said: "Love is giving and taking in a daily situation, being patient with each other's needs and desires. Love is the source of sharing. Love is knowing that the other person will always be with you, regardless of what happens, missing the other person when they are away, but remaining near in heart at all times. Love is the source of security. Love is the source of life. Love always and forever."
Carole is survived by her daughter, Penny Shackley, of Fairbanks; son, Jay Pence, of Fairbanks; daughter, Susan Smith, of Fairbanks; friend, Pinie Armstrong, and Coco, pet of Fairbanks; and many other grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by Audie Lee Pence.
Arrangements were entrusted to Chapel of Chimes Funeral Home.