Born: September 13, 1936
Died: June 19, 2013
Carol Durfee passed away June 19, 2013 at age 76. Carol was born September 13, 1936 in Sebastopol, CA to Matthew and Irma Smith. Carol went home to be with the Lord in heaven on June 19, 2013.
She graduated from Analy High School in Sebastopol, CA and worked in the banking industry and bookkeeping. She met Dave Durfee and married him in September of 1964 and were married for 48 years. After they wed, they moved to Palm Springs, CA where she was a bookkeeper and a piano teacher and then moved to San Bernardino, CA in 1968. They then moved to Millville, CA in 1972 where she was active with the PTA, Teachers Aid and then helped start the lunch program at Millville Elementary School.
She enjoyed gardening, camping and boating on the lake and arts & crafts. Dave and Carol purchased the Millville Café in 1976 and owned it for 20 years. Carol loved visiting everyone and loved to cook. She also belonged to the Oregon Trail Riders, Elks Emblem Club and enjoyed playing games, especially "Mexican Train" with all the ladies at the Elks Lodge. Dave & Carol did a lot of traveling in their motor home and especially enjoyed traveling with the Elks Traildusters RV Club.
She is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Dave; children: Dixie Fraser, Diatra Bigall, Debra Demers, Kathleen Pearson and Michael Durfee; 15 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; brothers, William and Charles Smith. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Susan Mitchell.
Carol's celebration of "Life" will be held at 1:00 p.m. on July 20, 2013 at the Elks Lodge 2570 Elk Drive Redding, CA 96003.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Mercy Hospice in Carol Durfee's honor at 1554 Market Street, Redding, CA 96001.
Arrangements handled through Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Palo Cedro (547-4444).