Opal Valerie (Laffoon) Carroll

Carroll pic webtDecember 1924 – January 2015

Opal was born in Beggs, Oklahoma to Ora Joe and Alta Laffoon, the oldest of 7 children. She is preceded in death by her husband of 58 years Samuel L. Carroll, Jr.; two brothers Bill Laffoon, and Flavis Laffoon; three sisters Vivian Williams, Charlene Wood, and Tommie Ingram. She is survived by her children Ronald (Bonnie) Carroll, Sandra (Lawrence) Montoya; one brother Paul (Ivy) Laffoon; 4 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She loved playing the piano from a young age. Opal and her brother Bill sang and played piano in church as their father was a minister. They moved from Oklahoma to Modesto around 1940 where she and her husband met and married. She and Sam moved often as he was in the Air Force, and after his death she returned to the Modesto area to be closer to family. She was loved by many and will be dearly missed…..

A memorial in her honor will be held at 3:00pm March 14, 2015 at
Destiny Christian Center
1161 Carver Road
Modesto, CA 95350

After which she will be interned with her husband in a private ceremony at Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego, CA.


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