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Obituary: Carol Jean Schuette Rougelot

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Carol Jean Schuette Rougelot died suddenly at home on January 8, 2002, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Born on February 4, 1934, in Jamestown, New York, to Frederick P. and Ruth L. Schuette, Carol was the third of four girls. She graduated from Westfield Academy High School in 1951, and from Cornell University in 1955. She married Rodney S. Rougelot on June 11, 1956. During their life journey together, Carol and Rod lived in Villefranche, France, West Haven, Connecticut, Ithaca and Syracuse, New York, and since 1972, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Carol loved people. She devoted her entire life to helping others, motivated by her strong and abiding faith in God and in Jesus Christ. She touched the lives of many people through the richly varied ways in which she served so beautifully. Carol led a life of faith, integrity, and service, loving God, her country, her family, and her fellow human beings unconditionally. We are all better people because of the influence and example of this gracious, strong, gentle, capable, loving lady. We shall miss her deeply.

Following her beloved grandfather's example, Carol was a lifelong Presbyterian. As a member of Wasatch Presbyterian Church in Salt Lake City, she taught Sunday School, played in the Bell Choir, was an Elder, a Stephen Minister, and served in the Scouting program, Presbyterian Women, and numerous committees of the church. She was a member of P.E.O. Chapter R, serving in many capacities. She treasured her long association with her P.E.O. sisters. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority and the Order of the Eastern Star. She served on the board of the Utah Parents Association and the Symphony Guild.

Carol loved bowling, music, crocheting, and gardening, and she was a voracious reader. Active in sports as a young person, Carol was an avid sports fan throughout her life. She took great delight in the birds that flocked to her feeders, especially when she spotted a Stellar Jay or an Indigo Bunting.

Carol's crowning achievement is her family. She gave her six children roots, and she gave them wings. She nurtured, motivated, supported, guided, admonished, all the while loving each as an individual. At the same time, Carol enabled her husband to pursue a demanding career that would have been impossible without her love, dedication, encouragement, and unending patience. Carol's influence continues through her six wonderful grandchildren, whom she adored.

Carol was preceded in death by her grandparents, her parents, and a daughter, Denice. She is survived by her husband, Rod; her children, Renee Elizabeth (Will) Woodell, Rhonda Louise (Charles) Quinn, Rodney Schuette, Ross Lewis (Mary), Roger Berwin (Katrina), and Ruthanna; her grandchildren, Chelsea Nicole and Tyler Brock Woodell, Austin Morgan and Connor Reed Quinn, and Miranda Jean and Emily Virginia Rougelot: her sisters Ruth Elizabeth (James) Gabelhart, Lois Mae Ertel, and Louise Marie (Timothy) Flinn; her four nieces, eight nephews, ten grandnieces and nine grandnephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 12, 2002, 10 a.m. at Wasatch Presbyterian Church, 1626 South 1700 East, Salt Lake City, Utah, with viewing one hour prior to services and reception immediately following services. A viewing will be held Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Evans & Early, 574 East 100 South, Salt Lake City, Utah. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Carol S. Rougelot Memorial Fund, Wasatch Presbyterian Church, 1626 South 1700 East, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108, or your preferred charity.