Esther Carol Coltvet was born January 20, 1928 on the farmstead in Epping, ND, the youngest of three daughters of Mary and Tobias Coltvet. She graduated from Epping High School in 1945 and attended Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. She began secretarial work in Williston, ND where she caught the eye of longtime bachelor, Erling Jodock. They were married on June 19, 1949. After farming in Wildrose, ND for several years, they made their home in Williston where they raised their three daughters. When the girls grew older, Carol began working at the newly opened UND/Williston. She worked as office manager for 25 years, retiring in 1992.
Carol was an excellent seamstress and quilter, an amazing cook, and a fountain of knowledge on all things computer-related, giving tech advice to friends and family. She lived her faith and was an active member of Our Redeemers Lutheran Church in Williston and later at Atonement Lutheran of Fargo.
Carol moved to Fargo in 2005 to be closer to family after Erling’s death in 2001. She loved her close knit neighborhood at Prairie View Estates. She has been a resident of Touchmark since 2014.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Erling; infant son, Paul; sisters, Eleanor Halvorson and Gladys Stordalen.
She is survived by her three daughters: MaryAnn (Gary) Ouradnik, Naomi (Curt) Schachtschneider, and Sandra (Wayne) Aamoth, all of Fargo; her seven grandchildren: Toni (John Solano) Ouradnik, Palo Alto, Ca, Paul (Jane MacBean) Ouradnik, Avoca Beach, Australia, Luke (Jessie Breyer) Ouradnik, Fargo ND, Bryan (Melissa) Schachtschneider, Fort Myers, FL, Karen Schachtschneider Owen, Portland, OR, Carly Aamoth, Portland, OR, and Lauren Aamoth, St. Vincent, Caribbean; and five grandchildren: Attikus Ole, Aislinn Rose, and Evangeline Skye Ouradnik, Oscar Calvin and Ella Mary Ruth Solano.
A Celebration of the Life of Carol Jodock will be held at Atonement Lutheran Church in Fargo on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with a gathering our hour prior. Burial will take place in Williston at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Hospice of the Red River Valley.
The family wishes to offer a very special thank you to the wonderful staff at Touchmark and Hospice for the loving care shown to Carol.