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Posted By Whitney & Murphy On May 10, 2017 @ 11:10 am In Obituary | 2 Comments

Carol Chase 400

Carol, 55, passed away peacefully on May 7, 2017 after a sudden illness. Carol was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on July 21, 1961 to Walter and Marjorie Johnson. Carol graduated from Mounds Midway Nursing School in St Paul, MN and became a Registered Nurse in 1983. She accepted a position as a floor nurse at St Joseph’s Hospital in the Barrow Neurological Institute (BNI), and moved to Phoenix in 1983. She soon transferred to the newly renovated Neuro Intensive Care Unit within the BNI. Carol worked diligently with the doctors and nurses in the Neuro ICU to help develop treatments and care protocols for many of the current life-saving techniques employed today for neurological care and rehabilitation. She worked in the Neuro ICU for over 24 years and then moved to the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) to specialize in post neurological surgical recovery, where she has worked for the last 10 years. Carol enjoyed her family and friends and was always ready to volunteer her time and help. While her sons were in grade school at Most Holy Trinity Catholic school, Carol spent many years working with the other mothers to improve the school grounds for the children. She helped build a labyrinth, install gardens, plant trees, plan and build a shaded lunch area, and worked on many art projects with the children. Carol’s love of gardening, acquired from her grandparents and her mother in Minnesota, continued in Arizona. Her two gardens in Phoenix and Forest Lakes always yielded bountiful harvests, which she shared with friends and her coworker family at St Joseph’s Hospital. Carol was preceded in death by her father, Walter; mother, Marjorie; and brother, Eric. Carol is survived by her husband Mike, son Kyle (Paige), son Colton (Amelia), brother Jim (Janice), her niece and nephews, and her extended Chase and Johnson family members. Please join Carol’s family for a celebration of her life at St Francis Xavier Church, 4715 North Central Avenue, on Tuesday May 16, 2017 at 10:00 in the morning, followed by a reception with food and refreshments in the St Francis Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Carol may be made to Barrow Neurological Foundation for Neurology Research. Online: Please go to www.supportbarrow.org and press donate now. Please add the tribute info when making your donation online so that we know gift is in memory of Carol. By check: Donations made by check should be payable to the Barrow Neurological Foundation and then mailed to 350 W. Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ  85013.  Please write in the memo of the check in memory of Carol Johnson Chase. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.


Condolences for the family of “CHASE, CAROL JOHNSON”

Condolence from Dan Moeller on May 16th, 2017 2:57 pm

Mike, Kyle & Colton,

I am very sorry for your loss of an exceptional wife and mother. Carol was very dedicated to her family, friends and work. Much to young to be taken from earth but the Lord had a higher calling for her to begin working on in heaven. She will be looking down upon you knowing the strength and love she had for each of you will never diminish.

Kyle & Colton,
Please be strong for one another through this trying time and especially for your Dad. He always speaks very highly of you two young men.
Again my condolence for the loss of your mother.

My deepest and sincere condolences to you for your loss. I wish more than anything I could help rid you of some of the pain your going through and have already been through. My saddened heart and prayers are with you and the boys today as they have been for awhile now. May your inner strength help you through this and the days ahead. You are an outstanding husband, Father and a great friend.

Dan Moeller

Condolence from Anne Roberts on May 16th, 2017 6:03 pm

My deepest sympathy goes out to your family at this time . Words can not express the sadness that I feel for your loss.
I can remember Carol at the farm in Wadena with Marg ,Walt , Mabel , Ted , Oscar and my mother Shirley Roberts all chatting away in the kitchen . Carol was a bit older than I and we would sit and listen to the stories being told.
The farm was a very special place for my mother Shirley and she loved dearly all you “Minnesota relatives “. I guess they are all together now …. that crazy Swedish clan . God bless them all!

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