Bill Carroll

Dec. 24, 1925-Nov. 30, 2006

Bill W. Carroll, 80, a former Sweet Home resident, died Nov. 30, 2006.

He was born Dec. 24, 1925 on a farm near Burbank, S.D., to Edgar Wade and Dessa Laura (Summers) Carroll. He attended rural schools until 1932, when his family moved to Elk Point, S.D. He graduated from high school in May of 1943. He had enlisted in the U.S. Naval Air Corps in April 1943, and after graduating from high school, the Navy sent him to college for a short time.

After his discharge in 1946, he enrolled in Linfield College in McMinnville. He also attended college at Seattle Pacific, the University of Washington, Central and Eastern Washington colleges, Reed College and Washington State University.

Mr. Carroll began teaching school in 1950, in Lebam, Wash. He ended his teaching career in 1981 in Richland, Wash. He loved teaching and coaching. During the last 18 years, he taught psychology and developed a program that placed students as interns in some 22 social service agencies. The program has been implemented in many schools throughout the area and nationally.

Mr. Carroll loved God’s world. He spent a great deal of time hunting, fishing, hiking and gardening. After retiring from teaching, he went into the construction business and real estate development. After his final retirement, he and his wife Marian joined the Mobile Missionary Assistance Program, helping to build or remodel Christian establishments.

He is survived by his wife, Marian; children, Douglas (and Judy) Carroll of Nampa, Idaho, David and Michael Carroll of Richland, Wash., Jeanette (and Rick) Ganger of Snohomish, Wash., and Don (and Tina) Carroll of Wenatchee, Wash.; stepchildren, Charlie (and Wendy) Allen of Corvallis, Marilee and Lynn Ringgold of Ashdown, Ark., and Pat (and Scott) Sleeman of Lake Oswego; 18 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; brothers Forrest Carroll of Palo Alto, Calif. and Earl Carroll of Sacramento, Calif.; sisters Betty Eidem of Sioux Falls, S.D. and Retha Donnelly of Elk Point, S.D., and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service is planned at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at South Albany Community Church.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to a hospice, to South Albany Communitiy Church or to a charity of your choice.