Fred Eugene Carroll

Posted: Friday, December 08, 2000

Homer resident and former Fairbanks resident Fred Eugene Carroll died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000, at Fern Ridge TLC Assisted Living Center in Homer. He was 90.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Homer Senior Citizen's Center. Pioneers of Alaska will officiate at the service.

Mr. Carroll was born July 2, 1910, in Hebron, Bibb County, Ala. He married Erma Morey Corey in October 1941 in Fairbanks. In 1954, they purchased property on Kachemak Drive and resided in Homer since that time. Mr. Carroll worked for Homer Electric Association until his retirement.

"When (Erma) was residing at the Long Term Care Center of the South Peninsula Hospital, hardly a day passed that Fred did not spend time with her," his family said. "Fred was very dedicated to her care.

"He loved to go in his camper that Erma called the 'Battle Wagon.' Fred loved to bowl and was made a member of the Alaska Hall of Fame of which he was very proud. He was a member of the Pioneers and was named King Regent," his family continued.

"Fred loved to join his late stepson Ed and wife Marianne at Tangle Lakes in August. Stepson Bill would always make it possible for him to get there after he couldn't drive the long trek. Fred loved to garden, especially Petrowski turnips and a beautiful raspberry patch. As his years increased, his gardens decreased in size," the family wrote.

Mr. Carroll was preceded in death by his wife Erma; stepson Edward James Corey; and stepgranddaughter Colleen.

He is survived by stepdaughter, Marianne Corey; and stepson, William Alfred Corey, both of Homer; sisters Frances Annie Lou, Lexie Josie Lee and Eva Mae; brother, Hampton, of Alabama; many nephews and nieces; stepgranddaughters Lynda, Sharon, Sheila and Lauralynn; and stepgrandsons Richard and William.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of Homer, 3953 Bartlett No. 3, Homer, AK 99603.

Arrangements were made by the Homer Funeral Home.

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