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Carol J. Thompson

Carol J. Thompson

June 19, 2012

Carol Fowler Thompson, 69, of Sparta, WI, and formerly of West Virginia, passed away in her home on June 19th following a long illness.

Carol attended Concord College where she graduated with a degree in Education with majors in English and Biology. She was a member of Delta Zeta and served as president. She taught briefly at Matoka High School, and
was a reporter for the Princeton Times newspaper. While with the "Times", she was the first woman to walk the newly constructed East River Tunnel, which back then was a great honor.  She continued her teaching career at Princeton Senior High where she taught english and was involved in many extra-currecular activies including cherrleader/pompom advisor, Tiger Tribune advisor and her baby, the Landscaping commitee.  She began the Landscaping committe after soliciting $10,000 from area businesses to landscape our beautiful new high school on Stafford Drive. Ms. Fowler or "mom" as she was fondly called, loved her students and they loved her. You could count on her day or night if you had a problem or were in trouble and her door at school and her home was always open. She guided and changed the
lives of hundreds of students and loved each of them. She will be remembered always for her compassion and quirky teaching methods such as using the lyrics to Guns N Roses to teach the parts of speech.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Jane. She leaves
behind two daughters, Teresa and Leslie; three grandchildren, Dylan,
Sierra, and Morgan; and a son, Chuck.

The family is being assisted by Chippewa Valley Cremation Services, and online
condolances may be sent to www.chippewavalleycremation.com.

In liu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to either the Alzheimers Association or
the Breast Cancer Foundation.


Services will be held at a later date.

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  • Jo Anna Fredeking,President Mercer County Association of Retired School Employees extends sincere sympathy to Teresa and Leslie in the death of their Mother, Carol. She was also a Delta Zeta sorority sister of mine at Concord College( University ).

    July 2 at 9:42pm

  • Chad Taylor My condolences go out to the family. Carol was a great person as well as a wonderfull teacher. In many ways she helped me thru tought times in school and I enjoyed working with her on the landscaping around PSHS. Mercer County Schools had a true teacher and the students had a true friend in Carol.

    June 30 at 5:54am

  • Mister C Leslie, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this trying period. I always loved your Mom, she was a great lady and a wonderful teacher.

    June 25 at 8:49am

  • Ann Meador Wells Teresa, Leslie, and family
    Know that my deepest sympathy abides with you and all of your family. I shall always cherish memories of your mother as a dear friend, a respected colleague and someone whose smile and laughter was infectious. Blessings....

    June 24 at 12:19PM

  • Will and Suzanne Thompson So sorry to hear about Carol's passing. She was a great lady. She was a part of the family and one of the best teachers I ever had. She always made school interesting and she always had a hug waiting for you when you needed it. God Bless you.

    June 24 at 9:18AM

  • Will and Suzanne Thompson Sorry for your loss. I will always remember Carol as part of my family and the best teacher I ever had. she made high school interesting and fun. She had a talent to make you learn like no other. She always had a huge when you needed one. GOD bless

    June 24 at 8:51AM

  • Schon StClair Will always have many memories of Carol. So sorry for your loss. She will definitely be missed by many.

    June 24 at 1:46AM

  • Rita underwood So sorry for your loss. I use to baby sit for Carol when Theresa and Chuck were in school and Leslie was about 5 years old, that was in 1973. I really liked Carol and her kids alot. I'm sure she will be missed but not forgotten as she was a good person.My heart goes out to you kids as I think of you all from time to time and wish you all well. Sincerely Rita Underwood

    June 23 at 7:31PM

  • Brenda McLaughlin Carol was my friend and coworker for many years, both at Matoaka and Princeton High. She was a kind, talented, beautiful person who will be missed by so many. My deepest condolences to the family. May God welcome her home and hold her gently in His arms.
    Brenda McLaughlin

    June 23 at 9:31AM

  • Danielle Hatfield Keene Leslie & Dylan,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I only hope she knows the impact she had on my life... She never doubted by abilities even when I did, and she taught me more than about writing the great story... I will keep you both in my prayers, and hope you find peace in knowing she is no longer suffering.

    June 22 at 11:00PM

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