Carole Peterson Thimgan

December 30, 1942March 30, 2018

Carole Peterson Thimgan, age 75, widow of William Eugene Thimgan (Bill) passed away on March 30, 2018.

Born in Marshall, Minnesota, she was the daughter of Neal and Beth Peterson. Carole attended Colorado State University, was an avid tennis player, enjoyed being with her friends, traveling, Tai Chi, gardening and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Carole is survived by a brother Daniel (Sharon) Peterson of Texarkana, Arkansas, two daughters Laura (Mark) Holley, and Regan (Jon) Baxter both of Greenville, South Carolina, two grandchildren Samantha and Alexander Holley, two nieces Audra Peterson Cathy (Brandon) and Tara Peterson both of Denver Colorado and many friends.

In addition, she leaves behind four step children Bill Thimgan (Shelley) of Scottsdale, Arizona, Caroline Bartsch (Rob) of Twisp, Washington, Julie Barclay (David) of Shelton, Washington, Marcelle Thimgan of Chimacum, Washington. And three step-grandchildren Stevie (Kelley) Stone, Lindsey Bowden and Daniel Stranahan.

Carole was predeceased by her parents, husband, brother Gary Peterson, Sister-in-law Cherri Peterson and nephew Toby Peterson.

Memorial Service will be held on April 9th at 2:00pm at Mackey Funerals and Cremations at Woodlawn Memorial Park, 1 Pine Knoll Drive Greenville, SC 29609

Memorials may be made to The Greenville Humane Society, 305 Airport Road Greenville, SC 29609, Wade Hampton Marching Band and Orchestra, Wade Hampton High School, 100 Pine Knoll Drive Greenville, SC 29609.


  • Memorial Service Monday, April 9, 2018

Carole Peterson Thimgan

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Nancy Mundok

April 7, 2018

Laura and Family,
Your mom will always have a special place in my heart. She was so kind and loving to me when I came to visit. I always felt like your house was my house when I came over. I will be praying for you and your family.

Neil Cochran

April 7, 2018

To Laura and Regan and family,
Carole was such a beautiful soul with a heart of gold. I have so many lovely memories of Carole. When I was the PTA president at Paris Elementary Carole was such a diligent and dignified co -worker. Her creativity and work ethic always made the PTA outstanding. It has been my pleasure to watch you two ladies succeed and model the amazing gifts that you were taught. Carole was an extraordinary hands on mother and the quintessential wife. My love, prayers, sympathy and thoughts go with you now and always. Carole lives on in the most radiant love in your wonderful lives Laura and Regan.
Love to you as you honor Carole's life.