Carol Ann Guse
May 9, 1960 – November 13, 2018
After a two year battle with cancer, at the age of 58, Carol Ann Guse (Yost) died on November 13th, 2018 in Seattle, WA. She leaves behind her husband, Warren Guse, her daughters, Karrie Cardiff and Korin Donahue, their husbands, Ryan Cardiff and Patrick Donahue, and her six grandchildren.
Carol was born on May 9th, 1960 in Seattle, WA, to her biological father Joe Henry and mother Nancy Yost. At a young age, Carol and her two younger sisters were adopted by Richard Yost and grew up with Richard and Nancy in Lake Stevens, Wa. Carol graduated from Lake Stevens High School where she was involved with the drama club, FFA, 4H, and student government.
Carol met her husband Warren Guse at a disco hall and they married on September 19th, 1981. The couple first moved to Snohomish before eventually settling in Lake Stevens; there they raised their two children. They were married for 37 years and loved to dance the entire time.
Carol was dedicated to the Lake Stevens community. She spent time serving on the Lake Stevens Art Commission, Lake Stevens Family Center Board, Lake Stevens Boys and Girls Club, Boys and Girls Club of Snohomish County, Sno Isle Library Board, Lake Stevens Deca Advisory Board, and Lake Stevens Chamber of Commerce Board. Carol helped organize events such as Aquafest and Music on the Lake. After being diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2016, Carol retired to spend more time with her family and to focus on her treatment. Carol always lived her life as if she was cancer free.
At home, Carol loved taking part in the nature surrounding her home, including watching the birds and mountains, and gardening. She had a passion for JP Patches, the Muppets, listening to Paul Harvey, and reading.
Carol is survived by her husband, children, and grandchildren, as well as her sisters, Roberta Smith and Rebecca Johnston; her father Richard Yost; her biological father, Joe Henry; and numerous nieces and nephew. She is preceded in death by her mother Nancy Yost and her sister Michelle Henry, who died in infancy.
Carol’s Celebration of Life will be held at Snohomish United Methodist Church on Saturday, December 8th at 2pm. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Carol will be buried at Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center.
God saw you getting tired. A cure was not to be. So He put his arms around you and whispered, “Come with Me.” With tearful eyes we watched you and saw you fade away. Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, your tender hands at rest. God took you home to prove to us he only takes the best. - Unknown Author
- Victor Johnston
- Ryan Cardiff
- Casey Johnston
- Patrick Donahue
- Audrey Johnston
- Tad Smith
- Funeral Service Saturday, December 8, 2018
Carol Ann Guse
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November 21, 2018
Carol, I didn't get to know you very well mostly because of the distance between us, but I have always known you were a special member of our extended family. When you get to Heaven please say 'Hello' to your Mom, your Grandma Mollie and Aunt Barbara for me. If I am lucky enough, we will all see each other again in that wonderful place called Heaven.
I would like to share with you a poem of Remembrance for those you left behind:
Perhaps you sent a lovely card or sat quietly in a chair.
Perhaps you sent a floral piece, If so we saw it there.
Perhaps you spoke the kindest words
As any friend could say,
Perhaps you were not there at all,
Just thought of us this day.
Whatever you did, whatever your part,
We prayerfully thank you for consoling our hears.