CAROL A. SPURGEON(1943 - 2013)

CAROL ANN SPURGEON March 16, 1043 - October 20, 2013 Carol Ann Barnett was born March 16, 1943 at her parent's home in Prunedale, CA. She grew up in Sterling City and Paradise, CA., later moving to Cottonwood, CA. with her parents (Fred and Mildred Barnett) and two siblings. In 1962, Carol attended a dance where she met Ron Spurgeon. She initially refused to dance with Ron, but changed her mind before the dance was over. The two were married in 1964 and, after Ron was discharged from the US Navy, the couple settled in Red Bluff, CA. Carol worked for many years from her home as an upholsterer. She was a devoted wife, mother, and daughter. She enjoyed spending time with her family, going to car shows with her husband and friends, working in her flower garden, shopping non-stop and traveling with her husband, family and friends to places such as Alaska, Mexico and Germany. She especially enjoyed the many wonderful trips she and Ron made to Hawaii. Carol was diagnosed with cancer in 2011. She was brave throughout and fought the disease with dignity and grace to the end. She passed away at her home on October 20, 2013, surrounded by her family. Carol is survived by her husband Ron, sons and daughters-in-law Gary and Becky Spurgeon and Ronnie and Cindee Spurgeon, all of Cottonwood CA., sister Sharon (Lee) Bevens of Red Bluff, grandchildren Kendra, Cody, Kassie and Alyssa Spurgeon of Cottonwood, several nieces and many friends. She will be missed dearly. Aloha to a very beautiful lady. No services are planned at this time, per Carol's request. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to St. Elizabeth Hospice, 1425 Vista Way, Red Bluff, CA.

Published in Daily News on Oct. 24, 2013