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Carole J. Benson

Frederick, Maryland

Jun 26, 1958 – Jun 21, 2020 (Age 61)


June 26, 1958
June 21, 2020
Frederick, Maryland


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Keeney & Basford P.A. Funeral Home - Frederick Obituary

Carole J. Benson, 61, died of natural causes at her home in Frederick, MD, on Sunday, June 21, 2020. She was born June 26, 1958 in Marlton, NJ, where she was raised.
She was a 1976 graduate of Lenape High School, and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Hood College. Her first full time job was as a writer and editor for Westat in Rockville, where she was employed for 30 years until the time of her death.
Carole was closely involved with theater in Frederick in the 1980’s and 1990’s, where she made many close friendships which have endured until this day.  Her interest in serving others only widened her circle of friends. She will be deeply missed by all of us who loved her, and her incisive wit.
A celebration of her life will be held later in the fall. Arrangements are with the Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, Frederick.
In lieu of flowers, her wishes were that memorial contributions could be made to Maryland Food Bank or the Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs.

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I'm missing you very much, Carole. I'll always remember your humor, kindness, candor, and arsenal of tactical approaches to resolve any complex editorial issue. Thank you for being a great friend and mentor. My condolences to your loved ones.

Carole, was such a kind and gentle soul. She was often seen on her daily walks around the Westat campus collecting autumn leaves during the fall. She would share them and remind us of the seasons and of what truly matters. She knew how to stop and smell the flowers, and truly appreciate the beauty of life all around us. She have lived her life to the fullest. Carole will be missed. My condolences and prayers to her family/friends.

I truly enjoyed my work with Carole on resumes and assorted writing questions. We worked together mostly via email over the span of almost 15 years. She made my work easy and fun. She was always pleasant, professional, responsive, and willing to laugh at my attempts at humor. I am shocked and saddened at the news of her passing. I will deeply miss working with her. My sincere condolences to her family and friends.

I always enjoyed seeing Carole in halls and kitchen at work and having a chance to chat. I never knew where the conversation would end up or what the subject would be, but cats always seems to pop up no matter what. Carole's sharp wit and that sly twinkle in her eye would energize me for the rest of the day. I will miss that. A lot.

So shocked and saddened by this news. My world has lost one of its wittiest and warmest characters... I will always remember Carole with great fondness and also send condolences to her family and many other friends.

It was such an honour to know Carole and I have enjoyed so many belly laughs from her brilliant sense of humour. You will be missed dear lady, thank you for making the world a happier place.

Carole will always be one of the most witty and warm souls I've been lucky enough to meet. Her presence and smile will forever be unmatched. My condolences to all of her loved ones.

Carole was a great coworker, a voice of reason, and just a wonderful person overall. Whether you were mulling over the finer points of grammar (over a very full mug of coffee) or in need of ideas for new shows to stream, Carole was your person to consult. My condolences to her family and friends.

It's been a long while since I had the pleasure of hanging with Carole, but she is absolutely unforgettable. As a stage manager, she made everyone who worked with her better at what we were doing. And what a rapier sense of humor. I am going to miss her. Rest peacefully my friend.