December 24, 1941 – February 6, 2019
Carol Eve Stone, of Oklahoma City, passed away on February 6, 2019. Carol was born December 24, 1941 in Tulsa, Oklahoma as the only child of Homer and Eva Fulbright. Carol was a 1959 graduate from Northwest Classen High School and attended Central State University and Oklahoma State University where she was a member of the Delta Zeta sorority. In 1963, Carol was married to John Nichols Stone and they enjoyed 56 loving years together with four children, ten grandchildren and one great granddaughter. Carol was a traditional homemaker who loved caring for her family. She was a dedicated mother and was very active in her children’s lives. She and John never missed any of the kid’s activities and this passion carried over to their grandchildren and they participated in their lives as much as possible. After her oldest children started college, Carol spent fifteen years with Mardel Christian Books, where she was an Office Manager at Store #1. After retiring from Mardel, Carol spent the remainder of her working career traveling and selling with her husband, John, at M.G. Novelty. Carol loved to travel, and family trips were a big part of her life. Among her favorite activities were birdwatching and viewing wildflowers in the mountains and searching for seashells on the beach. She also had opportunities to travel for business and she often talked fondly of trips overseas. No matter where she traveled, she enjoyed exploring the history of the places she visited. Carol was an excellent cook, who provided both standard dishes and challenging, new recipes for her family. She also took pleasure in sewing, reading, genealogy, photography, and solving puzzles. Carol was adored by all and everyone who came to her home felt loved and welcomed. Carol is preceded in death by her husband, John Nichols Stone; her parents, Homer Fulbright and Eva Alspaugh-Fulbright; and her great granddaughter Carson Ely. She is survived by her children, David Stone and wife ZaZelle Stone, Stephen Stone and wife Kathrine Hillin, Joanna Benally and Shawna Lee and husband Jason Lee; grandchildren, Joseph Stone, Patrick Stone, Eva Stone, JC Ely, Cale Ely, Bryce Benally, Shawnee Benally, Matthew Lee, Joshua Lee and Madison Lee; and numerous cousins and friends.
- Memorial Service Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Sandy Fulbright Avra
February 10, 2019
Carol Eve was my favorite cousin. She wanted me to be a flower girl in her wedding but my daddy, Billy Fulbright , her first cousin, thought she was too young to get married and that it would never last (so I missed her wedding........LOL only lasted over 58 years.) A year later she visited us in Kansas City, right after President Kennedy was shot, along with my favorite great Aunt and Uncle, Homer and Eva. We took all the pictures in front of flags at half mast to remember. Today the flags are always at half mast and sadly we are used to it
. Carol Eve knitted me tiny sweaters on tooth picks for my Barbie dolls!! How amazing and what a sweet gift. I dearly miss Homer, who was the sweetest, kindest, gentle man alive. Eva also sweet kind and what a cook...and Carol the perfect mixture of both her parents. What a legacy. She will be missed so much. I deeply regret not going to visit her, see her, call her, pick her brain for info on the Fulbrights now lost forever. We always think we have more time. We do not know how much time we have with our loved ones. Cherish the moments now!