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Carol Elaine (Hurlbut) Coward

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Carol Elaine (Hurlbut) Coward Obituary
Carol Elaine (Hurlbut) Coward

Carol Elaine (Hurlbut) Coward, 91, died on May 4, 2013 at Judson Park in Des Moines, Washington. The daughter of Jesse and Sibyl (Stephens) Hurlbut, Carol was born on May 10, 1921 in Mendota, Illinois and graduated from Galesburg High School in Galesburg, Illinois. Carol earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from Aurora College in Illinois and served as a nurse for over 40 years in a number of states, including California and Washington. It was nursing that led Carol to Seattle, Washington, where she met and married James Edward Coward. Carol continued to work until her retirement in 1989. Carol lived out her retirement days in Des Moines, spending time with family and friends and traveling. She is preceded in death by her parents and only sibling, Ferrell Dwight, as well as her daughter Anne Carla, and she is survived by her daughters Mari and Elizabeth, her sons Jim and Allen, her daughter-in-law Nadia, and her six grandchildren.

An open house will be held May 10th, from 2pm-5pm at Judson Park; 23600 Marine View Dr. S. Des Moines.

Messages of condolence may be sent to the family online by visiting

Bonney - Watson; Washington Memorial is assisting with arrangements.
Published in The Seattle Times from May 7 to May 8, 2013
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