Carol Carver

carol carver
Carol M. Carver, 84, Hillsboro, ND, died on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, in Rosewood on Broadway, Fargo, ND as she continued rehabilitation after fracturing her hip in February. Carol Mae Kaupang was born in Winger, MN, on July 14, 1932, to George “Melvin” and Mildred (Knutson) Kaupang. She married Howard Carver on January 28, 1956 in McIntosh, MN. They moved to Hillsboro in 1957 where she stayed at home initially caring for the family, later working as a waitress at the local café. She then began working as a Dental Assistant for Dr. J.W. Cochrane’s Dental Office, continuing to work for Dr. David Hegge and completed her many years of dental office work, retiring from Dr. Craig Rothfusz Dental office. She was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, VFW Auxiliary and the American Legion Auxiliary. She found it difficult to retire since she enjoyed her work so much at the dental office. She enjoyed collecting TY Beanie Babies and Precious Moments figurines throughout her lifetime. She always enjoyed spending time with family and friends which continued after retirement. She was very proud of her children and daughter-in-law. Her three grandchildren, grandson-in-law and most recently a great-grandchild, whom she got to hold during her time at Rosewood on Broadway, brought her great joy also. She is survived by her children, Howard (Linda) Carver Jr., Tammy Carver, both of Fargo, ND; grandchildren, Stephanie (Matt) Antony of Fargo, ND, Ashley Carver of Madison, WI, and Lisa Carver, of Fargo, ND. Great-Grandchild Ava Mae Antony of Fargo, ND. Sisters, Marlys (Marsall) Weibye, Judy (David) Hagen, Lorene (Todd) Tranby, Patty Benson, and sisters-in-law Mary Goodwin and Ethel Hammer. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brother, Leslie Goodwin; brother-in-laws Richard Benson and Dennis Ekeberg.

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  1. Howard and family,
    So sorry to hear about your mother’s death. I was concerned when you were not at the PA conference but now understand why you not there. Please except my sincerest condolences.

  2. My heartfelt condolences for the loss of your dear mother, Howard. May you receive comfort in your memories of her.

  3. Howard and all

    Much sympathy to you and yours, Howard. It is always tough to lose a parent. Your Mom appears to have been a very active and caring. We know she did a super job with you, Howard.

    Clair (VA) & Ardy Peterson

  4. Howard and family,
    So sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. She was always such a friendly lady, I know she will be missed!

  5. Carol was a dear aunt. Although I hadn’t seen her in quite a few years, I will always remember her as I see her in her obit photo. Having visited her at her and Howard’s home in Hillsboro some time ago, I will always see her with her collections!
    You have my sympathies, Howard and Lynda and family and Tammi. I would be there at the funeral, but I have a surgery that very day. I send my love and support to you all.
    I didn’t know Carol and I shared not only first names, except mine has an “e” on the end, but also the very same middle name Mae.
    May God bless you all.
    Carole Mae (Knutson) and Ted Hulm
    Bismarck, ND

  6. I have fond memories of my aunt Carol and uncle Howard. Stopping by for visits and a cup of coffee and a cookie or two that my mother Myrtle (Howard’s older sister) always had ready for any visitor. They never stayed long but always had time for some laughter along with that coffee. It was fun to see them! Her home fascinated me with her collection of Precious Moment figurines. As a youngster I was amazed to see so many in one place. Carol served cake at my wedding to Rex in 1978 while Howard, Jr. served as an usher.
    Losing a mother is hard. I pray that God will be with you, Howard and Linda and your daughters – with Stephanie’s husband and that precious new baby girl – and Tammy) providing you with strength and the never-ending comfort of His loving arms wrapped around each of you. Here’s a poem someone shared with me when my mother passed away in 2005. I hope it brings you some comfort:

    You have never lost your mother
    Though you’ve said your last goodbyes.
    Though there’s heartbreak in the parting,
    No one’s mother really dies!

    If you love to hear the old songs,
    For the memories they bring,
    It’s because you had a mother
    Who taught your heart to sing.

    If you stop to help a neighbor,
    Search your heart and you will find,
    It’s because you had a mother
    Who’s taught you to be kind.

    If you go to church when weary
    Seeking God to guide your way,
    It’s because you had a mother
    Who’s taught you how to pray.

    No, you never lost your mother
    Though you’ve said your last goodbyes,
    Through your thoughts and deeds she’s living,
    No one’s mother really dies!

    Author Unknown

  7. So sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. Know that she is with God and at rest.

  8. Howard, Linda, Tammy & Family,

    I first knew of Ms. Carol on one of my early visits to Dr. Cochrane’s Office. As you might imagine we pretty much ran in a pack back then so when my siblings and I busted through the door the quiet of her waiting room was erased. She always took care of us with style and grace while always showing her lovely smile. She was an absolute gem.

    Thoughts and Prayers from my family to yours.

    Eddy Baby (Guess who use to call me that?!)

  9. Tammy and Howard, (Howie)
    I was so sorry to hear of your mom’s death. She was such a nice lady. I remember her there at the dentist’s office and when picking Tammy up for the obligatory drive around town before or after school. She will be missed by so many.

  10. I would like to extend my deepest condolences to Carols family and friends. During this difficult time sometimes we may feel we are alone a scripture that has helped through calamities is Psalms 34:18 which assures us “Jehovah is close to the broken hearted”. Yes you are not alone reach out to god and he will not disappoint I will include you all In my prayers.

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