Carol passed away on June 14, 2022, at the Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane after a sudden, brief illness. She was born to Fred and Esther Becker on February 2, 1940 in Odessa, Washington. She attended Harrington High School, where she received her schooling. She later married Donald “Bud” Maurer on July 25, 1959, in Harrington, Washington. She spent 37 years farming and ranching with her husband in the Harrington and Davenport area until moving to Moses Lake, Washington, with Bud. Shortly after her husband passed away, she moved to Moscow, Idaho, where she remained until her death. Carol enjoyed gardening, crocheting, and other pastimes in addition to assisting her husband on the farm and ranch. She always said that growing up on a farm and milking cows as a young child gave her a firm grasp.
Carol’s three surviving children are Rita (Jim) Bergevin, Daniel (Leslie), and Dennis (Jessie) Maurer. She also leaves behind her five great-grandchildren, Luke, Holly, Spencer, Jimmy, and Jaycee Holmes, as well as her four grandchildren, Joey (Cassie) Bergevin, Charli (Dillon) Holmes, Katie (Dylan Johnson), and Sarah Maurer. Prior to her, in 1995, 2015, and respectively, her parents, sister Janice, and husband Bud all passed away. Graveside services will take performed at Hillcrest Cemetery in Harrington, Washington, on Monday, June 20, 2022, at 11:00 AM. A memorial fund of the donor’s choice may be specified. On www.strate-funeral.com, you can offer the Maurer family your condolences and fond memories. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport, Washington, is taking care of the family.