After a 21-year battle with cancer, Carol A. Stover, age 75, died peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends on Sunday, December 30, 2018 in Gold Canyon, Arizona. In early December, Carol’s doctor asked her, “Do you want to keep fighting or do you want to go “home?” The past summer had been another affirmation of her fierce will to never-give up. With her trademark smile, she replied, “Home, my life has been a gift. It’s time to go home.” Her last wish was to see all of her family one more time – together. A gift we all treasure!
Carol was born on December 6, 1943 in Riverton, Wyoming to her parents Sam and Esther Weber, who have preceded her in death. Carol and her beloved husband of 57 years, Darwin D. Stover, resided most of their lives in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Carol was a member of North Cheyenne Baptist Church, sang in their choir, and served for several years as the Children’s Sunday School Director. Her work became a foundation in the Southern Baptist Convention for children’s education. Darwin and Carol were lifetime philanthropists serving and giving to various organizations. Professionally, Carol spent the majority of her years with Corral West Ranchwear corporate overseeing financial operations. Upon her retirement, she pursued the arts exploring various painting genres, traveled and RV ventured with Darwin, and spent time with family and friends. Carol is survived by Darwin; her 3 daughters Sherri, Terri and Brandi; her 8 grandchildren Amber, Brandon, Tala, Jeremy, Parris, Braedon, Gaige and Cutyr; a great granddaughter, Ember; and her siblings Ron, Jolene, and Linda.
No services are planned at this time. Cremation in Arizona was arranged. Two memorial celebrations are planned for late May or June in Cheyenne, Wyoming and Riverton, Wyoming.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests “Carol A Stover” memorial donations for patient assistance or cancer research to the University of Colorado Hospital Foundation:
https://www.uchospitalfoundation.org/donate/ or payable to: UCH Foundation, 2400 S. Peoria Street, Ste. 100, Aurora, CO 80014 Specify: Cancer Center Fund or Patient Assistance Fund