Carol (West Carolus) Draper

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Draper, Carol (Carolus) (West) LOUDONVILLE Carol Ann (Carolus) (West) Draper, 81, passed away Sunday, July 8, 2018, at the Van Rensselaer Manor in Troy after a long illness. Born in Albany, she was the daughter of Raymond Allen Carolus and Louisa Petronella (Vonk) Carolus. Carol grew up in a loving family in Albany. She was a medical secretary at the V.A. Hospital; then she was a wife and mother; and, later, after raising her family, she was an administrative assistant at SUNY Construction Fund. She faced many challenges, meeting each with indomitable strength; a brain tumor at 33; husband dying when he was 48, leaving their three teenagers behind; loss of her second husband later; and ill health most of her life. She loved to travel when she was able, and especially loved the beach. Family was a key part of her life. Most important to her, however, was the faith in God that she began to have at age 12. The Bible was a source of great comfort to her; the promise of a new body, an eternity without sorrow and pain, and meeting the One who made it possible, kept her going. She was predeceased by her two husbands, Robert T. West (1978) and Norman Draper (2004). She is survived by her three children, Thomas R. (April) West of Chestermere, Alberta, Canada, Alan R. (Rachel) West of Coxsackie and Christina "Tina" L. (Eric) Dean of Charlemont, Mass.; grandchildren, Rob (Kristle) West and their children, Raelyn, Aidan and Ashton; Raquel (Ryan) Farrell and their children, Abigail, Autumn, Nicholas, Anna, Levi and William; Greg (Brianna) West and their son, Bentley; Elena Dean, Scott Dean, Erica Dean and Alyssa West; her siblings, Raymond (the late Kathleen) Carolus, Alan (the late Doris) Carolus and Susanne (Gordon) Howe. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held on Friday from 5-8 p.m. at the DeMarco-Stone Funeral Home, 5216 Western Tpke. (just west of Carman Road), Guilderland. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Memory Gardens, Colonie. Online condolences may be made at demarcostonefuneralhome.com
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Published in Albany Times Union on July 12, 2018