Carol was born in Seattle, WA on Oct. 5, 1938 to Walter and
Alena Swift Voegtlin. She passed into the loving arms of her heavenly father on
Dec. 4, 2018
Carol met the love of her life, Gary G. Gaertner at WSU and
they married on July 3
1958. To this union were born their 3
children, Rene, Shannon, & Dean.
Mom was a professional model for the Crescent before finding
her life’s calling as a nurse. She retired from St. Alphonsus in Boise, ID in
When Carol was younger, she loved to participate in
equestrian jumping and later took up the sport of snow skiing. One of her
greatest loves was spending time relaxing on the boat that she and Gary shared
together. One of her favorite places was living on Mt. Spokane.
Carol had a great passion for all animals big and small and
cared for many misfits including a family of raccoons that decided to move into
Carol was a mom, grandma, great grandma, sister, cousin and
friend. She will always be remembered for her great compassion for all living
beings, her amazing beauty inside and out and her passion for living life to
Carol leaves behind 3 children and their spouses, 7
grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren. Her brother Karl Voegtlin, close cousin
Dick and Connie O’Leary, Close friends Ron and Margaret Dudgeon and Randy and
In lieu of flowers, you can make a donation in Carol’s name
to the Humane Society or your local animal shelter.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 7, 2018 at
the Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel.
will be held on Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., prior to the service.
A graveside service will follow at Cloverdale