Carol Lynn Graham, 76, of Inverness, FL, formerly of Longmont, CO, passed away on Tuesday, October 26 at Citrus Memorial Hospital on the 28th anniversary of the passing of her late, first husband and father of her four children, Michael Slusher.
Carol is survived by her best friend and husband of 27 years, David Graham. Together, they shared a love of traveling, boating, and going to beaches up and down the east coast with their beloved dog Luci.
Her favorite thing of all was to visit their combined families in Colorado, Idaho, Maryland and New York.
Well-known for her selfless heart, Carol gave of herself and her time to many charities and causes. She had Luci trained to be a service dog and together they would visit the sick and elderly. She was active in her church and loved to volunteer in her community, serving as a hospice volunteer and working on several disaster relief crews as a cook. Carol loved gardening, quilting, knitting and sewing, often creating items for charity. She sewed hundreds of masks to donate during the early days of the pandemic. She enjoyed walking and cycling the trails near their home in Inverness, and could always be counted on to help out in her community wherever she was needed.
Carol was preceded in death by her parents Arthur and Anne Ritter, her first husband Mike Slusher and her son Mark Slusher. In addition to her husband Dave, she is survived by her sisters Nancy Rockwell and Marti Catalfano (Bob), her children Matt Slusher (Dawn), Michelle Slusher (Gina), and Melissa McPherson (Charles), stepchildren Lisa Nelson (Mark), Cindy Garcia (Gabe) and John Graham (Joan). Her heart was filled with 15 grandchildren and 8 beautiful great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She loved her family so much and will be missed by all.
A memorial for friends and family will be held at Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church in Lecanto, FL on December 3 at 10:00 am, followed by a private internment service with immediate family at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. Memorial donations may be made in her honor to the American Heart Association
) or Calvary Chapel Church in Ontario, OR (www.ccontario.com
Published by Citrus County Chronicle from Nov. 26 to Nov. 28, 2021.