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Date of Birth: November 10, 1936

Date of Death: July 14, 2022

On Thursday, July 14, 2022 Carol Marie Martel (Freeborough) passed away at the age of 85. A fantastic thunderstorm followed announcing her presence above. She was a devoted wife and matriarch. She is preceded in death by her husband Larry Martel, her sister Anita Samuelson, and her parents, Lysle and Marian, and granddaughter, Jacqueline. She is survived by her three children Julie Martel, Alan Martel, and Kristin Martel, as well as 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren, and Colin Firth, all of whom will miss her dearly. Carol had a passion for the pursuit of knowledge which inspired her to teach. She obtained her PhD in History from ASU at age 50, and inspired hundreds of minds at both Arizona State University and later at Mesa Community College. She was a co-founder of Girl Scout Troop 40, which recently celebrated their 45 year reunion. But nothing interfered with Bridge night. She played with the same group of women for over 50 years.

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