Lakeshore Mortuary

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Carol Jean Dahlinger

June 27, 1946November 2, 2019

Carol Jean Dahlinger, age 73, of Mesa, Arizona passed away peacefully on Saturday November 2, 2019 due to lung disease, pneumonia and a broken heart. She was preceded in death by her son Donnie just 2 weeks ago. Carol was born in Hays, Kansas.

We are so blessed to have called you sister and Aunt. You shared in our joy and our sorrows, through our laughter and tears. You were big sister to 6 sisters and 3 brothers. You were loving Aunt to so many nieces and nephews. We all loved you so much.

Sleep our dear sister, sleep tight...rejoice in heaven in the loving arms of our dear Mom; step-father, Wilfred; brother, Don; sister, Essie, and your son, Donnie, and many more of our angels in heaven.

A celebration of life will be held in the spring for both Carol and Donnie in the Colorado mountains that they both loved so much.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.LakeshoreMort.com for the Dahlinger family.


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Linda Litzenberger

November 19, 2019

Carol it's hard for me to believe your gone. I just found out. I remember everything we talked and laughed about at work. You made my working more enjoyable. And the lunches more tolerable. Your clients all loved you as I did. I miss you everyday and always will. Thanks for being my friend Carol. I was the lucky one to have had you as my friend. Rest in peace knowing how many lives you touched.

Laveda Reed

November 17, 2019

Carol my big sister I miss you so much more than you will ever know. I miss our duo video calls and how you would always say "Love you dear sister" she always managed to make me laugh before our call was over. I was so proud of the work she did for so many people as a therapist. She had a tough job and I worried about her all the time. She enjoyed all my stories of my grandkids. Many times at my granddaughters softball games the phone would ring and it was her asking how are they doing? I miss our calls... Love you your little sister...Laveda💜🌻 Thank you to all her friends and co workers that loved and supported her.

Rebecca Volz

November 11, 2019

I worked with Carol at the Denver Complex. Carol always encouraged others. She had the most healing hugs. I looked forward to seeing her at any opportunity. After she moved, Carol's Facebook posts were encouraging and uplifting. I saved many of them to my phone for later reference.
Carol, I will miss you. Even though we were separated by distance after your move, you were a beacon of light and peace in the world. May you Rest in the Embrace of God's Loving Arms

Valerie Scott

November 11, 2019

Ms. Carol, your sweet smile will be greatly missed!! You didn’t wear blue but you certainly backed up all your Officers as though you did. Rest peacefully, sweet friend

Cathy Fox

November 11, 2019

I am still in a bit of a shock. I don't check Facebook at often as others and must have missed this. I only became aware as I thought Gee, I haven't seen any of Carol's uplifting posts. Carol and I worked together in 2 different agencies. She was a very hard worker, creative in her endeavors and loved by many of her clients. There is much to say about Carol but for me, to sum it up, Carol was one of the kindest, gentle less, and sensitive people I knew. I hope she has found peace.

Jenny Janssens

November 7, 2019

Carol will always be remembered as a part of my success, she believed in me at a time i needed it most, she too signed off on my hours and giving me the confidence i needed. She did so much for others never asking for anything in return. She loved her son, her family, her dogs and her mountains, but mostly she loved helping to heal others. I'm so saddened that i could not visit one last time.
Rest in peace my dear friend and confidant.
Love Jenny

Jessica Ketcham

November 6, 2019

Carol, I cannot believe you've left this earth so fast. Thank you for loving me so well during the time we worked as mental health counselors at the men's correctional facility. You have such a huge heart. Thank you for believing in me and signing off on my hours for my LPC. Thank you for letting me be a part of your life in small ways. I'm praying for your family who must be so heartbroken!

Beth Mies

November 6, 2019

Carol was a gift to everyone in her life- her family, her friends, her clients. Carol didn't do anything in half measures. She put her whole heart into everything she did. The first week I knew her, she told me that she was going to be a therapist until she died- she joked that she hoped to die just after a client left so she wouldn't have to write the note. In the last weeks of her life, she was pursuing a new job, one where she could do what she was passionate about. It comforts me that she was doing what she wanted to do until the end.

After that conversation, she became my mentor, my friend, and my confidante. She helped me get through the worst job of my life. She taught me things, and she made me feel better when things brought me down. I'm a better therapist because of her. I'm so lucky to have known and loved her. I hope I make her proud.

Nancy Davis

November 6, 2019

The first wedding I went to was Carols. It was like I was seeing a princess for the first time.... she had a beautiful light beaming from within her... I’ll never forget how in awe of her I was!!! Time passed and I didn’t see her until my mothers funeral where she shared with me many stories of my mom helping her that I didn’t know about .... another moment of her beautiful light comforting me.... love you cousin💕💕💕

Jan Logan

November 5, 2019

Carol was so excited to be in Arizona with David, Jenny and I. She loved it so much. She was happiest getting her special love from Jenny. Our time together was too short. I’ll never forget our chicken and dumplings dinner at my house the night before she went into the hospital. She was loved and will be missed by, not only the family, but the friends she made in the short time she was in our community. We took this photo at A&P Nursery. We giggled when we sent it to family in Colorado when it was snowing and cold.