“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith.” Carol Marie Wohlsein, “Mom”, received her angel wings on July 15, 2018, after losing her battle with colon cancer.
Mom was born in Grangeville, Idaho on Dec. 6, 1947, to Marion “Earl” New and Anna Lluella “Babe” Robinett. After her mother later remarried, Mom was blessed with another dad, Alferd Schroeder.
Mom moved frequently as a child, spending time with many family members in Montana and Idaho and eventually settling in Kooskia, Idaho, where she graduated from Clearwater Valley High in 1968. Mom married Jim Nickel in 1964 and a daughter LeAn was born that year. They later divorced and she married Francis “Jerry” Wohlsein in June of 1968. A flock of children then followed… Meloni, Daniel, Sarina, Eva and Anthony "Tony".
They moved to Grangeville in 1983 and later divorced in 1986, but neither of them remarried and they remained good friends until his death in 1994.
About Mom: She was beautiful and kind and she loved her family with a single-minded strength. She was a fast driver, a big spender, a colorful dresser, resourceful, never met a candy bar she didn’t like, an expert seamstress, imaginative and creative, stubborn to a fault, could sing like an angel, a prayer warrior, kept EVERYTHING, loved to have her picture taken, could recite entire movies from start to finish, and would laugh until she cried over something that hit her just right. She was a hard worker, at times working 3-4 jobs at a time. She was the Boss! Most important in Mom’s life was her love for Jesus Christ and she was a true disciple, spreading the Gospel whenever she could.
Mom is survived by her dad, Alferd (Kerri) Schroeder; children LeAn
(Phil) Lee, Meloni (Dan) Gortsema, Daniel Wohlsein, Sarina Wohlsein, Eva
(Bryan) Hoopes, Tony (Gita) Wohlsein, step-daughter Camilla (Les) Sonnenberg; granchildren Teresa, Alec, Isaiah, Samantha, Shawna, Shawn, Brittany, Hailey, Logan, Ryan, Lovisa and Gisella; great-grandchildren Aylah and Shylynn. She is also survived by her brothers Gerald (ElDonna) Schroeder, Glen (Chris) Schroeder, Bill New, Sam New, Doug New, Tom New and sisters Beverly White and Edna. She was preceded in death by her father, Earl New, mother Babe Schroeder, and brother Doug Schroeder. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Grangeville Christian Church, (402 W South 1st St, Grangeville, Idaho) on Friday, July 27, 2018, at 11 a.m.
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