, Muskogee, OK

April 16, 2014

Carole Ann Blackwell Beach

1942 - 2014

— Carole Ann Blackwell Beach, 71, of Muskogee, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

She was born to Ford and the late Ada Carter Blackwell, September 6, 1942, in Muskogee. Carole graduated from Muskogee Central High School in 1960 and then went on to marry her high school sweetheart Bill. After the birth of her two children, Carole went on to further her education receiving her BA in Education from Northeastern State University in 1971; in addition to receiving her master’s degree in 1976. She and Bill celebrated their 53th wedding anniversary October 29, 2013.

Carole was a high school teacher at Muskogee High School for 25 years until she retired in 1997 and was passionate about making a difference in the lives of her students. She was a member of the Muskogee Education Association, Oklahoma Education Association and National Education Association. After retirement, she and her husband owned a family retail business, Fern Mountain Creations for eight years. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, gardening, sewing and many family camping trips and vacations. Carole was a devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, friend and will be greatly missed.

Carole is survived by her husband, Bill and two children and their spouses, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren: son Kelly Beach and wife Diane, their three children: Cortny Noahr and husband Brandon, their children Kendley and Kayden of Muskogee; Jordan and Carter of Muskogee; daughter Kasey Littlefield and husband Roger, their three children: William, Alexis and Jacob of Tulsa. Her sister, LaNell Boyer and husband David of Webbers Falls, OK and numerous nieces and nephews in Oklahoma and Texas.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to Oklahoma Project Woman, 2727 E. 21st St. # 602, Tulsa, OK 74114.The family would like to express their sincere appreciation for the nursing staff at Good Neighbor Hospice.

The memorial service will be held Saturday, April 19th at 11 a.m. at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 2130 W. Okmulgee, Muskogee, OK 74401.

Funeral service arrangements are under the direction of Bradley Family Funeral Service. Condolences may be sent to the family at