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Carol Kirkpatrick Wilbur

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Carol Kirkpatrick Wilbur, 57, of Tucumcari, NM, died Wednesday March 28, 2012, in Amarillo, TX, following medical complications.
She was born to Ross and Ruth Kirkpatrick in Indianapolis, IN. Carol graduated from Indiana State University and dedicated her life as a special education teacher. She taught in Houston, TX; San Angelo, TX; Aviano, Italy; Hitchcock, TX; and Tucumcari, NM.
Carol is survived by her husband, Jeffrey Wilbur, of Tucumcari, NM; sister, Dianne (Frank) Diaz of Pinehurst, TX; son, Brian (Heather) Handley and daughter, Lora Handley of Weatherford, TX; stepdaughters, Mandy (Dominic Hernandez) Wilbur of Lubbock, TX, and Colleen (Duke) Comfort of Palm Coast, FL. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Autumn, Tristan, Mackenzie, Hunter, Skye, AJ, Kagan, and numerous other children who she has touched in her 28 year teaching career.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ross and Ruth Kirkpatrick, and her brother, Paul Kirkpatrick.
At her request, no service will be held. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made in Carol's name to the Tucumcari Elementary School, Special Education (SPED) Department, 1701 S. 9th Street, Tucumcari, NM 88401 to be used for needed classroom materials.
Published in the Quay County Sun on Apr. 4, 2012
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