Mrs. Carol Jean Shoultz (Wright), recently of Roaring Gap, died late afternoon Tuesday, May 27, 2008, in an automobile accident near her home in Roaring Gap.
Born June 1, 1954, in Minneapolis, MN to Robert M. and Charlotte A. (Friedheim) Wright, and married Donn Randall Shoultz on June 21, 1975.
He survives, along with his daughter, Dawn Shoultz (Ryan) Opel of Winston-Salem; son, Mark Randall Shoultz of Chapel Hill; one beloved grandson, Ian Malcolm Opel of Winston-Salem. Also surviving are her stepmother, Marianne (Ivan) Johnson of Georgetown, TX; two sisters, Kathryn Wright of Brimfield, IL, Debbie (Tom) Reeder of Washington, IL; three brothers, Steven (Erin) Wright of College Station, TX, Mark Wright of Austin, TX, and John (Laura) Wright of Guelph, ONT, Canada.
She was preceded in passing by her parents and her brother, Michael J. Wright of Cape Coral, FL.
She graduated from Richwoods High School in Peoria, IL in 1972, and then received a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Western Illinois University in 1976. She pursued graduate studies in education at the University of Central Oklahoma while teaching in the Edmond, OK school system. An avid volunteer, she served as a Girl Scout troop leader, a P.T.A. volunteer, and a member of the Junior Board of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra in the late 1980s. A devoted animal lover, she particularly enjoyed her service as a docent at the Oklahoma City Zoo in the early 1990s, where she brought joy to countless schoolchildren and senior citizens.
Beginning in the mid 1990s, she served for fourteen years as an employee of American Airlines in their reservations center in Cary. She recently relocated to the mountains of North Carolina from Holly Springs, where she lived with her family for those same fourteen years.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home in Peoria, IL. Burial will be at Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria.
Memorials may be made to Children's Hospital of Illinois at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, where her father, Dr. Robert Malcolm Wright, worked as a radiologist and a pioneer in the field of magnetic resonance imaging.
Online Tributes and condolences may be submitted to www.mem.com
Published in The News & Observer on May 30, 2008