Carol Fae Stuart
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Carol Fae Stuart

3/2/31 - 11/13/18

Carol Fae Stuart died peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, November 13th, 2018, at the age of 87. Born Carol Fae Schvaneveldt on March 2nd, 1931, in Logan, Utah, she was the only girl in a family of six brothers. After attending Utah State, Carol met her husband of 40 years, Ron Stuart, while living in Seattle, WA. Carol and Ron started their family there, before moving overseas to Berlin as a part of Ron's military service. They ultimately settled down in Medford, where Carol would reside for 52 years.

After raising children Kathy, Cindy, and Scott, Carol became a successful real estate agent. She was the charter member of the Belair Heights Group, a member of the Southern Oregon Tennis Club, and volunteered extensively for the Hillcrest Committee of the American Cancer Society. At the age of 50, Carol ran the Avenue of the Giants marathon, which was one of her proudest accomplishments.

Carol was surrounded by friends her entire life, and always brought a smile to those around her. She lived with optimism, humor, sensitivity, and compassion. Carol loved entertaining, including hosting her famous curry parties for 55 consecutive years. She also enjoyed stitchery, running, tennis, backpacking, and cribbage. She spent her later years travelling the world and lived a full life to the very end -- her last two meals were big bowls of ice cream, and she spent the night before she passed playing cards with her grandson.

Carol has left us with many great sayings such as "shoot darn," "velly good," and some fancy shuffle dance moves, moves that represented her incredible ability to enjoy life fully in the moment. She was such a remarkable woman in so many ways it is hard to capture with a few words on paper. We will never forget the joy, laughter and closeness she brought to all of us. She will live BIG in our hearts forever.

Carol is survived by three children, three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and 24 nieces and nephews who love and miss her dearly.

Remembrances can be donated to the Hillcrest Committee of the American Cancer Society at

Carol Stuart's Celebration of Life will be held on December 18 at 3:30 pm at the Congregation Church at 1801 E. Jackson Street. Doors open at 3:00 pm. For more information, contact Carol's daughter, Kathy Masarie, at

Printed Obituary
Published in the Mail Tribune
on November 30, 2018
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