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Carol Boardman Myers
Carol Boardman Myers was born on December 5, 1947 in Albany, NY. She died in Charlotte on August 22 after a brief illness.
Carol attended St. Agnes School in Loudonville, NY and Hood College in Frederick, MD. She completed an M.S. in Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
She joined the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County (PLCMC) as a reference librarian after positions at UNC Chapel Hill, Duke University and Queens University of Charlotte. She advanced to Director of Technical Services and Director of Branch Services, where she supervised the design and opening of 17 new branches. She served as Chief of Public Services and was Interim Director of the PLCMC in 2003 and 2004. She was Assistant Director of Libraries from 2004 until her retirement in April 2007, after 33 years at the PLCMC.
At her retirement the PLCMC established the annual Carol B. Myers Leadership Award to honor her leadership, dedication and vision and her many contributions to the PLCMC's national reputation.
Carol was deeply committed to the Church of the Holy Comforter. She was an active and faithful member of the Altar Guild and the Crossroads Women's Group. She served on the Vestry and as Senior Warden of the Vestry. Since 2000 she also served on the Advisory Board of the Church of the Beloved in Charlotte.
Carol was preceded in death by her parents, Roy Huth Myers and Mary Helen Boardman Myers, and by two sisters. She is survived by her brothers and their spouses, Stewart C. and Maureen M. Myers of Lexington, MA and Roy B. and JoAnn S. Myers of St. Michaels, MD, and by her niece and nephews, Katherine B. Myers of St. Michaels, Alexander K. Myers of Nashville, TN and Bruce B. Myers of Woburn, MA.
In retirement Carol had planned to row on Lake Wylie, garden and travel. Her illness cut short work on the history of the Boardman family in upstate New York.
Her memorial service will be at 2:00 PM on Sunday, September 9 at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter, 2701 Park Road, Charlotte, NC, 28209. Memorial contributions should be sent to the church's endowment fund.
Arrangements are in the care of Hankins & Whittington, 1111 East Blvd., online at www.hankinsandwhittington.com.
Published in Charlotte Observer from Aug. 26 to Sep. 2, 2007.
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September 9, 2007
I had the privilege of getting to know Carol while we were working as part of the Project 2010 team. She was a great example of a truly professional and knowledgeable woman whom I’ll always look up to. She will be missed for all the wonderful work she had contributed to PLCMC. My deepest condolences go to Carol’s family on her sudden passing. I hope this message may comfort you in this very difficult time.
Varanrat Torok
September 7, 2007
Carol will be missed greatly, I send my deepest sympathy to all of her family and friends. I'm so glad to have known her. God bless you all.
Belinda Mobley
September 7, 2007
Carol was a very special lady who will ge greatly missed. She touched many lives in different ways. No matter who you were, Carol would always speak and call you by name. Carol encouraged staff to do their best. Her caring ways, her quiet strength and her sense of humor will be missed by many.

To family and friends: May God comfort you and give you peace as only He can do. Thank God for the good times and the fond memories you have with Carol and may those memories live on in your hearts forever. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Jackie Miller
September 6, 2007
Carol's life was much too short, but her spirit will forever live at all of our public library branches in Mecklenburg County. I was priviledged to know her from 1989 when I started to work in the Main Library's Technical Services Dept. until her wonderful retirement party in April of this year. She was truly a rare individual --- very professional & knowledgeable when she was speaking before a group; very warm & caring with both friends & co-workers; and very, very funny when you least expected it. It was Carol who informed us after a day of working on a Habitat for Humanity home with a group that included Rosalynn Carter that the former First Lady's favorite soft drink was "diet co-cola". It was Carol who arrived early to work when the library re-opened after Hurricane Hugo so she could scotch tape the hem of the only skirt she could find to wear while the electricity was off at her house. It was Carol who asked to borrow my Alva High School letter jacket when she dressed up as a cheerleader for a library party "unless, of course, the letter is scarlet." I will miss Carol's smiling face and warm heart, and send my deepest sympathy to all her family and friends.
Diana Hayes
September 6, 2007
Carol was my best helper and friend at Novello Wordplay for four years.
She told me jokes and helped me with
all the animals and performers.I will miss her very much.
Linda Fowler
September 5, 2007
I extend my condolences to Carol’s family and friends. I hope that time and memories will help lessen the burden of your sorrow, and that you may draw some measure of comfort knowing that others care and share in your loss. I know you will miss Carol greatly. She distinguished herself by her pleasant, supportive, silent strength and continuing high quality performance. Carol was known to say that the "C's" in PLCMC stood for constant change. To her change was a means of improving on a good thing. Carol’s contributions to the library profession and the Charlotte community will not soon be forgotten. During this difficult time, I offer prayers that you will draw upon your own strength and the strength of the awesome God which Carol held so dear.
Teresa
September 5, 2007
Carol had my deepest respect and admiration. She was firm and yet personal.
Several years ago three of us from the same branch applied for the same supervisory position. She came out to visit with the two that didn't get the job(myself being one) and talked with us individually. She told us she wanted us to keep trying and helped to make sure we got the experience needed for a supervisory position. The next positions that we tried for we both got.
She will always have a warm place in my memory and she is one of the reasons I've remained in the system. She will be sorely missed.
Michele Bowling
September 4, 2007
My deepest condolences.
Myra Graham
September 4, 2007
We attended Holy Comforter Episcopal with Carol for many years. She was always a wonderful, calm, sane presence. You could always count on her to see things clearly. She will be greatly missed.
Charles and Melissa Murray
September 2, 2007
Carol Myers moved through the world with grace and dignity. She left a positive mark on the lives she touched. Carol lived her life with purpose. Her corner of the world is a better place because she was in it. She will be missed, but not forgotten.
Erika Schmid
September 1, 2007
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. I will always remeber Carol pleasant personality. How she would always make it a point to introduce herself to new staff and how she would make them feel welcome. Carol has done alot for PLCMC and her work will never be forgotten. She truly will be missed.
Antoine James
August 31, 2007
As a fellow PLCMC employee, I saw Carol often while volunteering at the library's adoptive school, Shamrock Gardens Elementary. She was always cheerfully engaged with her student. That is how I remember Carol. My deepest sympathies to her family and loved ones.
Emily Leachman
August 31, 2007
Carol has been a special force in my life--as a manager she always pushed me a little further than I thought I could go. She was patient and fair, always willing to listen. But Carol also knew how to have fun with her staff--once she organized and participated in a book truck race. She will be greatly missed. May God bless you with His peace.
Jane Parks
August 31, 2007
Carol touched our lives with a quiet strength. As much as we will miss her, we know you'll miss her more. May you find strength in your faith. Be Blessed.
Yvonne Thomas
August 31, 2007
I offer my sympathy to Carol Myers' friends and family. As a staff member of the public library, I remember that Carol always came up with my name, even though I was new on staff. She had the calm voice of stability and reason that guided us through. I truly wish I had known her better.
Anne Stephens
August 30, 2007
It was the spark of humor underlying Carol's consummate professionalism that I liked most. It was as if she had a private joke at the expense of the seriousness of her responsibilities, and if I could just get to know her a little better, maybe she would tell me. It didn't happen, but I wish it had.
Susan Pflug
August 30, 2007
I am indebted to Carol for not one but two promotions. It has taken me a great many years to reach the level of confidence in my self and my abilities that she - amazingly - had in me from the beginning of my career with PLCMC. She was always a tower of strength and inspiration, and I miss her terribly.
Neily Trump
August 30, 2007
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Faye Brown
August 29, 2007
I didn't know Carol Myers personally very well; just a professional hello and occasional chat over the years. But she was always courteous and kind. I know the PLCMC will miss her able presence very much, and I share that with my co-workers. Certainly I wish her family sincere condolences. She is at peace and in a better place. God Bless you Carol.
Rosanne Losee
August 29, 2007
I would just like to say that I am sorry for your loss. I didn't know her well, but she used to be my mother's supervisor. Mom always spoke very highly of her. The one time I met her face to face she was very warm and nice. It was a pleasure.
LaKesha Parks-Broom
August 29, 2007
Comfort, Strength, Love and Blessings to the family
Mary Wright
August 29, 2007
I offer my sympathy to Carol Myers' friends and family. As a staff member of the public library, I remember that Carol always called me by name, asked how I was doing and listened with interest. I remember she did this even during her time as Interim Director of the library system, when we met once as she was coming out of the elevator with an armload of papers. I regret that I will not see her at the school where we were reading buddies together.
Thomas Cole
August 28, 2007
While I only worked in the same building as Carol for a short time, I felt touched by her grace and kindness. She was a highly intelligent and classy lady and took the time to learn your name and smile at you, no matter who you are or where you worked or what you did. She was a great asset to the library and will be sincerely missed.
Natalie Mikysa
August 28, 2007
As many people who knew Carol as an administrator I admired her as a professional and as a very strong and intelligent woman. She and I shared a "reading buddy" at Shamrock Gardens Elementary. Jahrod thought she was great and when he and I talked about her, I knew we both felt the same kind of reverence for her intensity and professionalism. He had a great deal of respect for her from a 5th grade student perspective, as I have a great deal of respect for her as a fellow librarian and as I woman I look up to. She will, of course, be greatly missed.
Melanie Wood
August 28, 2007
I met Carol when I started working at PLCMC a few years ago and thought she was a wonderful person. She will be missed and my thoughts are with her family.
Aislynn
August 27, 2007
Carol was a lovely person whom I always enjoyed working with. We conferred on locations for several branch library sites. I saw her at a meeting shortly before she retired, and she seemed very excited about her upcoming retirement. I know her family and friends will miss her. God's plan for each of us may be surprising and may bring us sorrow, but we must remember for Carol where she is now...in His house.
Nancy Brunnemer
August 27, 2007
I attended Holy Comforter with Carol. She will be greatly missed.
Barkley Hendrix
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