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Carol Orpin Elmstedt

Oakland, Ca, California

1930 - 2015

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Carol Orpin ElmstedtFeb. 24, 1930 - March 23, 2015Resident of OaklandCarol was born in San Francisco and grew up in Santa Rosa and El Cerrito, CA. She attended Armstrong College, the University of California at Berkeley, and San Francisco State University. Carol was a high school business teacher...

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Carol was a dedicated teacher, I was lucky to have her for a mentor at Pleasant Hill High School all four years. She sponsored FBLA and we were very active in the local chapter. Her letters to me when I went into the service were always supportive. Sharon and I still have our wedding gift from her. She was truly a beautiful person, I was so happy for her when she found Charlie.

Miss Orpin was my favorite teacher/mentor/ friend. We always corresponded at Xmas throughout the years. Loved hearing about what she and "Charlie" we're doing. I'm glad she and "Charlie" found each other! Having someone share same interest/hobbies/church and traveling and friends is great! Now she & Charlie can be together. RIP. Always, Nanci Pearson Palmateer

I am so sorry for your loss. If it wasn't for Miss Orpin I wouldn't have succeeded in the career I had for most of my adult life. I struggled so. She gave me the confidence I sorely need.

I am sorry to hear of Miss Orpins passing. She was one of my favorite teachers at Pleasant Hill High School, and I often think of her.