January 29, 1934 - November 06, 2011
CAROLE BERNICE KUDER
1/29/34 – 11/6/11
Carole was born in Seattle, Washington on January 29, 1934.
She was the first child of Lloyd and Louise Overhus and eldest sister to Arline and Barbara. She grew up in Ballard and graduated from Ballard High School in 1951. She then studied at Columbus Hospital, School of Nursing in Seattle and graduated in 1955. She worked at Ballard Hospital for several years and also at Cabrini Hospital as a labor and delivery nurse.
In 1957, Carole met Robert Kuder and they were married on November 14, 1959 at Ballard First Lutheran Church. They bought their home, the same year, in Shoreline where Carole lived until November 2010 when she moved to Grandview Village in Marysville. They had two sons, Bill and Jim.
She was a devoted mother and spouse and also overcame uterine cancer in her late thirties. The family joined Bethel Lutheran Church in 1968, where she was active in the choir and on the prayer chain.
Carole enjoyed her many phone conversations with family and friends. She loved watching television, especially old episodes of The Waltons, I Love Lucy, Andy Griffith and All in the Family.
She had an infectious laugh and you would always felt taken care of when in her presence due to her loving and caring nature.
She enjoyed quality time with her grandkids and making them French toast whenever they spent the night. She was very proud of them and bragged to family and friends. Thankfully she was able to meet her great grandson shortly after his birth.
Carole suffered in the last few months with ongoing vascular issues and had multiple surgeries in a month which led to kidney, heart, and respiratory complications and she went to be with God on November 6, 2011.
Carole was preceded in death by her parents and husband. She is survived by her two sons Bill, and Jim and his wife Michelle; two grandchildren – Brendan and Alyssa; one great-grandson – Landon; two sisters – Arline and Barbara and her husband Robert; and many nieces and nephews.
A time of viewing will be held for her at Evergreen-Washelli Funeral home in Seattle on Thursday, Nov. 10th from 5-8 p.m., a memorial service will be held for her at 2:30 p.m. on Friday at Bethel Lutheran Church of Shoreline, on 17418 8th Ave. N.E., Shoreline, with a reception to follow all are invited, she will be laid to rest at Washelli Cemetery in Seattle on Sat. at 1 p.m.