Carole was born May 4th in Laporte, Indiana to Hazel and Pete Alfrey. She was a sweet pretty little girl. Carole graduated from LaPorte High School and had several jobs including car-hop at the A & W drive in with sister Pearl and Nancy.
Carole had 2 wonderful daughters: Tanya and Tracy and 2 amazing stepsons: Max Jr. and Kurt.
Carole met Max, the love of her life, at a single parents gathering, in Dallas, called Last Saturday Night. Max started talking to this beautiful blonde and asked her to go flying the next weekend but he didn't follow-up until that Friday so she told him she had made other plans. He set a confirmed day and time and made sure to follow up this time. They married April of 1982 and lived out at Holly Lake Ranch in East Tx flying back and forth to Dallas to work. In 1995, they took a year off and traveled America in their RV visiting landmarks, family and friends.
Carole and Max finally settled at Cedar Creek Lake and attended Living For The Brand Cowboy Church where she was the church secretary for years. She started out as a volunteer then she went on staff. She would say: "They pay me for 25 hours but they let me work as much as I want."
Carole enjoyed playing cards with her best girlfriends, Patti and Dottie, and coordinating "game day" at the church. Carole loved to travel with friends and family, especially trips with her siblings to Branson.
Carole traveled overseas to Ireland on a surprise birthday trip with daughter Tracy and to Hawaii with Max and the Cayman Islands with friend Dottie.
Carole especially enjoyed hosting the holidays and supporting her grandkids in their endeavors. Mom loved her grandkids" Max III, Jon, Dru, Davy, John, Paul, Meagan, Katelyn, Tim, Luke and Nikki and her great-grandkids twins Violet and Scarlet.
Carole was preceeded in death by her parents and older siblings Don and Nancy and nephew Adam. She is survivied by her younger siblings: Pearl, Gene and Tim.
Carole was a sweet, giving, kind person who made an impact on all she met. When you leave someone with a smile, you've done a good thing and that was Carole.