CAROL ANNE GOLDEN, 67
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Foreign Language Arts Teacher
WINTER HAVEN- Mrs. Carol Anne Golden died suddenly on Sunday, May 13, 2012. Carol Anne was born on December 18, 1945, in Baltimore, MD. She taught French and Spanish at Winter Haven High School from 1969 until her retirement in June 2010. During her career at Winter Haven High School, she served as Foreign Language Department Chairperson for 20 years, chaired several SACS evaluation committees, worked with Foreign Language Day, and served on the Florida State Committee setting the standards for the French curriculum. Determined that her students learn the culture of the county they were studying, Carol Anne regularly took her students on field trips to see the Dali Museum, St. Augustine, Sarasota, and EPCOT. She sponsored the French Club and actively supported her students when making Homecoming floats. From the inception of the Academic Tournaments, Carol Anne was an active member of the writing team for the local, state, and national levels. During this past year, Carol Anne was an adjunct instructor in French and Spanish at Chain of Lakes Collegiate High School at Polk State College on the Winter Haven Campus.
Carol Anne graduated from Winter Haven High School in 1963, received her bachelor's degree from Wesleyan College, in Macon, Georgia, where from 1979 - 1982 she served as an Alumna Trustee on the Board of Trustees and was actively involved in fund raising and student recruitment, and her master's degree in French and Spanish from the University of Florida. She was an active member of First Presbyterian Church of Winter Haven where she sang in the choir and served as an elder and session clerk. Carol Anne served as Corresponding Secretary for the Winter Haven Symphony Guild, Inc. for numerous years and was a faithful supporter of the Festival Music Series and the Bach Festival Series. She was a member of Delta Delta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, Chapter U of P.E.O., the Educators' Investment Club, and Lake Region Yacht and Country Club.
Carol Anne is predeceased by her parents, Raymond and Elizabeth Golden. She is survived by her sister, Janet Golden and many dear and close friends.
Visitation will be held on Thursday evening, May 17 from 5 00 - 7 00 PM at Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home, with a memorial service to be held at First Presbyterian Church of Winter Haven on Friday, May 18, at 3 00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested for the C.A. Hines Memorial Scholarship, First Presbyterian Church of Winter Haven, 637 Sixth Street, NW, Winter Haven, FL 33881 or to the Winter Haven Symphony Guild, Inc., PO Box 7721, Winter Haven, FL 33883-7721.
Published in Ledger on May 16, 2012