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Carol Ann Stengel/Peoples

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Carol Ann Stengel-Peoples of Emmaus, beloved daughter, sister, and friend, passed away unexpectedly on March 2, 2016, at the age of 43. Words cannot express how much she will be missed by her family, friends, and colleagues. Vibrant and creative, Carol pursued many passions including a deep love of the Spanish language and culture, watercolor painting and other art, flamenco dancing, reading, and hiking with her cherished Goldendoodle, Rubi. Carol’s entrepreneurial spirit enabled her to turn many of these passions into profitable business ventures that she owned and operated, including Pachacuti, LLC, a fair trade jewelry and gifts retail operation, and Carolina Miro Translation and Interpreter Services, LLC. Her zest for all things Spanish also led her to such destinations as Spain, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Peru, Bolivia, and Mexico, where she enthusiastically immersed herself in the language and culture and cultivated many lifelong friendships. Carol was born on May 31, 1972, to Bonnie and Harvey Stengel. As a child, she loved the outdoors and was involved in many activities such as swimming and tennis. Following her graduation from Boyertown Area High School in 1990, she attended Millersville University and graduated with a degree in Secondary Education - Spanish. She later went on to earn her Master’s degree in Spanish from a rigorous program of foreign immersion travel through the University of California in Sacramento. Carol first utilized her extensive knowledge of the Spanish language and culture as a teacher, both locally and overseas. She taught English as a foreign language in Valladolid, Spain, as well as 9th through 12th graders in regular and AP Spanish classes for the Pennridge and Upper Perkiomen School Districts. Carol also served as an adjunct professor at Lehigh Carbon Community College where she planned and taught a “Spanish in the Workplace” course. Pre-deceased by her mother, Bonnie B. Stengel, Carol is survived by her father, Harvey G. Stengel of Boyertown, her sister and brother-in-law, Traci M. and P. Joshua Bruton of Pottstown, and her adored nephew and nieces, H. Jack, Bella Claire, and Maia Grace. Carol’s life will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Friends are invited to visit with her family from 10 to 11 am at Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home, Inc., 111 North Reading Ave. Boyertown. The memorial service will commence at 11 am. A graveside service will follow at Fairview Cemetery, 317 W. Philadelphia Avenue, Boyertown. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a scholarship established in her name. Checks can be mailed payable to the Carol A. Stengel Spanish Scholarship, ℅ Boyertown Area School District, 911 Montgomery Avenue, Boyertown, PA 19512 Online condolences may be made at www.lwottfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, March 15, 2016

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, March 15, 2016

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Jim Walton

November 2, 2021

Pensando en ti en el día de los muertos ... recuerda haber aprendido sobre este día festivo en tu clase justo antes de que me echaras. Solo F tuve en la escuela secundaria ... 3.5 GPA de lo contrario.

Carolyn Zara

April 19, 2016

I am so sorry for your loss. Carol was not only a great friend but a true inspiration when we were studying together for our Masters. I will never forget her unique spirit that was so attractive to all those around her.

Karen Safranski

April 19, 2016

We will miss you forever Carol. I would like to send your family pictures. If anyone can forward me an address, please let me know. Karen Barkhurst Safranski

Nancy Hakim

April 14, 2016

We will never forget u dear carol!
What an intelligent, successful and kind hearted person u were.Thoughts and prayers with your family.Just knew and very sad!
U will be remembered by your friends and all interpreters.

Deb Finnegan

March 23, 2016

I learned just last night of Carol's passing and am crushed. As part of our Spanish Conversation group, she was a bright & delightful person we all quickly appreciated. Her sharing of Rubi with us was our bonus. This beautiful person will be missed but I know we're so fortunate to all have had her in our lives. My thoughts are with all Carol's family and friends.

Deb Finnegan

March 23, 2016

Vince Leskusky

March 15, 2016

I will always remember Carol as the intelligent, funny and kind person she was; someone who deeply cared about others and making a difference in this world for good. May perpetual light shine upon her.

Michael Shadell

March 14, 2016

We are so sorry to hear of Carol's passing. Our family is keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Diana Ahl

March 13, 2016

I am so sorry to hear of Carol's passing. She was talented, passionate, and creative. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

Barbara Ryan

March 11, 2016

I was so sorry to hear of Carol's passing. I worked with her at Upper Perk and found her to be a lovely, funny , bright and creative young woman. What a sad loss to her family and friends.

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