Carol Wixom

Carol WixomCarol Wixom, 66, of Lexington, Ky., died June 13, 2014, at home from a decades-long battle with cancer.

She was a daughter of Glenn and Doris Richoz Swanberg. She married Ted Wixom. He survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, Sarah Bauer of Amboy, Elizabeth (and John) Nunziato of Yardley, Pa., and Margaret (and Mike) Lauer of Wexford, Pa.; three sisters, Sharon Nelson of Campbell, Calif., Sonja (and Jeff) Summers of Plato Center and Linnea (and Joe) Sebinski of Wonder Lake; two brothers, Charles Swanberg of Elgin and Fred Swanberg of Bartlett; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She graduated from Northern Illinois University with a dual major in elementary education and special education and later earned her masters degree of education from Georgetown College. She taught second grade for several years in the Naperville School District and later taught in the Woodford County School District, after moving to the Lexington area.

She was a lifelong member of the Lutheran church and was affiliated with Faith Lutheran Church in Lexington on Tates Creek. During her lifetime, she participated in many art forms. She was a painter.

She was a member of Elgin Follies Association. In recent years, she was the program chairperson of “Friendship Spinners”, a group dedicated to advancing the knowledge of the fiber arts and has a membership covering Southern Indiana and Central Kentucky. Recently, she was awarded the title “Crone” in recognition of her many years of service to the group. She was a longtime member of Bluegrass Chapter of the United Ostomy Association.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Vermont Cemetery with Pastor Dave Vandeman officiating. Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Dr., Lexington, KY 40504 or the Carol Wixom Friendship Spinners Scholarship Fund, 3124 Brazil Lake Parkway, Georgetown, IN 47122.

Condolences may be sent to www.shawgomemorialhome.org.

 

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/18/2014

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