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Carol Highfield Nelson

October 11, 1922 ~ June 8, 2019 (age 96)

Carol was born October 11, 1922 in Chicago.  She passed away peacefully June 8, 2019 in Barrington, surrounded by her loving family.

Carol is survived by her children, Larry (Sue) Nelson, Mark (Carolyne) Nelson, and Patricia (Greg) Morin,  grandchildren, Sandy (Ron) Golminas, Julie (Jeff) Clifford, Timothy Nelson (Brittany) ,Meredith (Ryan)Sikes, Annika Morin, Kyle Morin, step grandchildren, Andy Layton and Diana Buck; and great grandchildren, Wade and Megan Clifford, and Jack and Matthew Golminas, Holly and Will Sikes, and Juliet Nelson.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Clifford; daughter, Laura Peterson, son in law, Lee Peterson, 2 sisters, and one brother.

Carol volunteered at Good Shepherd Hospital for 30 years and was awarded Volunteer of the Year in 2009 and the 2009 BACOA Hall of Fame Honoree.   She was an avid community service volunteer and an original founding Board Member of the Buehler YMCA .Carol was also a member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood and enjoyed golfing, playing bridge, traveling, and spending time with her family.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Barrington, 3075 Highland Parkway, Suite 600, Downers Grove, IL 60515, or

Visitation will be 9:30am until the funeral service at 11am, Friday, June 14 at the Presbyterian Church of Barrington, 6 Brinker Road, Barrington.  Interment will be private.


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