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BiddleCarol Lee (Powell) Biddle of Peoria, AZ passed away on March 17, 2014 shortly before turning 70 years old. She was born in Longmont, Colorado on April 26, 1944 and raised the middle child of Bernice (Lee) and Laurence Powell. After marrying Larwill Biddle on August 15, 1964, they moved to Connecticut where she became a Navy wife and gave birth to two sons. Carol’s mettle emerged here as she had two young sons far from home while Larwill was out on submarine tours for 6 months at a time. The young family returned to Colorado in 1968 to run the family dairy farm. They celebrated the birth of their third son in 1973 and then moved the dairy to warmer weather in Arizona shortly thereafter. She was known to run the dairy store and care for her family and their home while meticulously keeping the dairy’s books and helping to round up the occasional loose bull. Following the sale of the dairy in 1986, Carol went to work for the Peoria Unified School District where she made use of her particular attention to detail in various positions at the district office and Centennial High School from where she retired in 2004. Before her illness, she spent her retirement traveling with her husband, spending time with the many friends she made over the years, visiting family, and doting on her grandchildren, all of whom she deeply adored. She is survived by many friends as well as her beloved family: Husband, Larwill; sons and daughters-in-law, L. Scott and Adriene, Michael and Wende, Jason and Shannon;  7 cherished grandchildren, M’Lynne, Cade, L. Andrew, Justin, Calyne, Luke, and Abigail; and siblings Patty Suydam and Warren Powell. Throughout her illness, she never missed a chance to tell each family member that she loved them. She will be dearly missed. Services will be held on March 29 at 2pm at Best Funeral Services located at 9380 W Peoria Ave, Peoria, AZ.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation in Carol’s name to the ALS Association,,  360 E Coronado, Suite 140, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-297-3800.