Carole Mason McFarlane
May 3, 1934 – August 1, 2020
Carole Mason McFarlane, 86, of Jacksonville, FL, passed away peacefully on Aug. 31, 2020 at River Garden Senior Services. She was born on May 3, 1934 in Peoria, Illinois to Hazel I. Wynn and Karl L. Mason. She moved to Jacksonville, FL in 1972. Carole is survived by her son, Greg McFarlane of Jacksonville; daughter, Dionne (Brant) Cotterman of Jacksonville; her beloved granddaughter, Jessie Goldman and great granddaughter, Mila Goldman of Jacksonville; and her ‘chosen’ son, Nathan Sarvis of Jacksonville; and many dear cousins. Carole was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, James K. McFarlane; aunts, Beryl Kingsley and June Johns; brother Alfred R. Schmidt; sister Alice Unsicker. Carole’s greatest joys were her family and friends. She loved animals, specifically, her Siamese cats. She enjoyed cooking and entertaining and hosted the best parties. She possessed style and grace. She was a member of Christ’s Church, Jacksonville. Carole kept busy until she couldn’t: aerobics, line dancing classes, current events courses, girls’ night out every Wednesday. She volunteered at First Coast No More Homeless Pets where she doted on the cats until one stole her heart and became family. She was also a sponsor for the ROCK (Rehabilitation of Castaway K-9s) Hounds. Carole’s family would like to thank all her caregivers at River Garden for their loving and compassionate care.
A memorial will be held at a later date when we can all be together to celebrate Carole’s life. Arrangements are under the care and direction of HARDAGE-GIDDENS FUNERAL HOME OF MANDARIN, 11801 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32223. www.hgmandarin.com (904) 288-0025.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Carole Mason McFarlane
September 12, 2020
I met Carole, Dion and Nathan at Christ’s Church (then Mandarin Christian Church) Step aerobics class. I continued through and after pregnancy with my first son (who is now 22 years old.) Carole had such a positive contagious spirit and gracious welcoming smile. You couldn’t help but be drawn to her each and every time you were with her. Fast forward many years and she came to be at River Garden where I work in the Therapy Dept. She tried so hard in the beginning, wanting nothing more than to get back home and be once again with her family and friends. But that little body of hers just wouldn’t cooperate and everything just became harder and harder for her. Yet, even up until the end, she still found a way to make me feel welcome and smile at me through some of the most difficult times in her life. I know she is happy to be with the Lord and her family, I’m sure she is smiling and jumping for joy there once again, but, I sure do miss spending time with her but am just grateful for the precious, sweet moments I was given. Praying for this lovely family that they will find comfort, peace and love to carry them through this time.