Carol Myers was born Carol Arlene Giffen on October 18, 1929 in Manteca, California to Glenwood and Martha Giffen. Carol had a younger sister, Donna. Carol first met her loving husband, Jim Myers, in 8th grade when they were in a Bible class together at Modesto Union Academy. Later, she was good friends with Jim’s cousin, and fellow classmate, Barbara Potterton, who was dating Jim’s best friend, Kenny. Jim and Carol soon began dating as well, and all four graduated from Modesto Union Academy in 1947. Carol went on to obtain a 2-year Secretarial degree from Pacific Union College. While Jim was in the service in Korea, Carol worked for Dr. Martin in Modesto. She and Jim were married after the Korean War on September 12, 1954, in Modesto, California. They just celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary last month.
After Carol and Jim were married, she worked as a secretary at St. Helena Sanitarium. After moving to Sacramento, she worked for a short time for the DMV, before staying home to raise her family. Carol and Jim have two children, John and Shelley. Carol is survived by her loving family, which includes her husband, Jim, her two children John and Shelley with their spouses, Cindy Myers and Paul Kramer. She also has four grandchildren – Brianna Stewart, Lindsay Randall, Matthew Kramer and Mark Kramer. In addition there are two great grandchildren, Lincoln Stewart and Hannah Kramer.
Carol showed her love through her devotion to her husband and her family, and the time she spent with them is remembered fondly by all. She also showed her love through her cooking and baking talents. Her grandchildren and children remember her famous cakes and decorations at birthdays and other occasions. Eating the cake tops from the cakes she baked was always a very special treat. Her incomparable cinnamon rolls were agreed by everyone who ever had the privilege to taste them to be the most delicious in existence.
During her lifetime, Carol worked as a homemaker, and most memorably as a cake decorator. She taught cake decorating for American River College and for the Parks and Recreation Districts. She made numerous wedding cakes throughout the years, and was known for the high quality of her work.
Carol took comfort in her faith and was an avid Bible student. She was involved in many Bible studies over the years, including Bible Study Fellowship, and a Bible study with her friend Jean Hickerson. She was also very active in Sabbath Schools at the Carmichael SDA Church, and was there nearly every Sabbath for 7 years helping her daughter, Shelley, with Kindergarten Sabbath School.
Throughout her life, Carol was very devoted to her Seventh-day Adventist faith, volunteering for 22 years at Amazing Facts where she graded Bible lessons. As you leave today you will receive a sample of one of these lessons. Until her final days she continued to volunteer at home, helping Jim prepare Bible lessons to be mailed.
Carol passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by family. She is and will be greatly missed until we see her again.
Friends and family are invited to attend the graveside service on Monday, October 28, 2019 at 10:00AM at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, 5810 Midway Road, Dixon, CA.
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