In Memory

Carol Rodrigues (Stenholm)

I just learned that Carol Rodrigues Stenholm was listed as deceased with an unknown date. It is so sad to learn of so many of our class members have passed. I just found this obit on the internet. Carol Stenholm (nee Rodrigues) Resident of Redwood City Carol Stenholm, 65, died at home on November 8, 2013, following a courageous year of battling pancreatic cancer. Stenholm was born in Oahu, Hawaii, on April 20, 1948, and raised in San Carlos, CA since age five. She attended local schools in San Carlos and Belmont, including Laureola Elementary School, Central Middle School, Carlmont High School, and Don's Beauty School in San Mateo, where she received her cosmetology license. She was an accomplished hair stylist for 45 years, employed at Hair Hunters, former owner of Carol's Sheer Impressions and former co-owner of Bella Hair Design. Carol is survived by her spouse, David; daughter, Farah Simoni (Shamus); two dearly-beloved grandchildren, Jameson (6) and Skye (3);                                                                                                        From Linda Turner Guadamuz

Just thought I might add a few comments. Carol and myself went to the senior ball together. Over the years you wonder what ever happened to persons that are involved in your life and how quickly time flies. I was saddened to see the obit. Mary Frederick and her boyfriend and Carol and myself would double date quite often. Mary is so correct in stating that tomorrow is not guaranteed. I often thought about Mary as well. Thanks kevinLaBarbera


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06/27/16 04:43 PM #1    

Cynthia Chance (Morgan)

Carol and I lived on the same street that I lived on, Inverness Drive. I remember her father raised chickens  in their backyard. One day Carol saw her dad kill one. She was horrified to see that her mom served chicken for dinner. She ran to my house hysterical. Evidently it was her favorite and she had even named it. It's funny what we remember.

06/28/16 01:59 PM #2    

LaRue Wohler (LaRussa)

Cynthia, I enjoyed your memories of Carol Rodriques. I first met Carol in grammar school. I also went to Don's Beauty School after grauation with Carol and Sue Fait. We all had a lot of fun. One memory I have is what a great dancer Carol was. She would entertain our whole class along with the instructors with her James Brown dance moves. She was good natured and had a big heart. 



06/30/16 12:43 PM #3    

Lynne Facchini


I went to Carol's house one time in Jr. Hi. we danced in front of her bedroom mirror where the carpet was worn through. 


07/02/16 11:06 AM #4    

Cynthia Chance (Morgan)

The Bennets lived across the street from Carol. They were a Jewish family. Jeanne, our friend was the oldest child and a year behind us in school. Each of her brothers had a barmitzva with a huge party at the house afterwards. Her parents would always come over and play guitar and sing. Carol and her sister would dance for entertainment then teach us all Hawaiian dancing.

07/14/16 08:08 AM #5    

Mary Frederick (Corey)

Carol was my BFF for 60 years, from 1953 until her passing in 2013. I helped care for her during the last year of her life. We briefly spoke a couple of times regarding the writing of her obit. She wanted to make sure her life's story was worded just right. Unfortunately, she ran out of time and I ended up writing it alone. I think of her often. Most of all, I miss hearing her voice lovingly refer to me as "Mary-o." Carol loved life and fought a hard battle. She was one unique lady. May she RIP. To all who grew up with us in the Laureola School area and to all my '66 classmates, I send my regards. A special shoutout to Linda Turner and Sherry Fowler. I have fond memories of you two. Enjoy life to the fullest everyday ... tomorrow is not guaranteed!

08/12/16 02:28 PM #6    

Joanna Unger

I remember her well. We spent a good amount of time together as kids growing up on Inverness Drive, going to Laureola. Her backyard had a 'lanai, style to it and her dad played music there. I thought it was exotic. She was a really nice kid. I lost track of her after high school. She was likely a great hair stylist. 

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