Carol Lee Dykstra

July 17, 1947December 30, 2012

Carol Feikema Dykstra, age 65 of Mesa, Arizona died Sunday December 30, 2012 after a valiant battle with cancer.

Carol Feikema Dykstra was born in Doon, Iowa on July 17, 1947. Her parents Andrew and Jecoba (Schreuder) Feikema farmed a half section north and east of Doon. Carol attended the Doon Christian School through the 7th grade at which time the family moved to Hills, Minnesota. By the early 1960s the family had moved to Denver, Colorado where Carol attended and graduated from Denver Christian High School. Carol returned to Iowa to attend Dordt College and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She taught at the Christian School in Rock Valley, Iowa before moving to Phoenix, Arizona in 1974 where she taught at the Phoenix Christian Grade School.

Carol married Peter Dykstra on July 16, 1977 and they made their home in Phoenix. After taking ten years off to raise her family, Carol returned to the classroom, teaching at the Chandler Christian School until she retired in 2009.

Carol is survived by her husband Peter: daughters Emily (James) Polcyn, Amanda (Ryan) Roop and Trudy Lynn: sisters Trudy (Daniel) Pfannenstiel, Andrea (Donald) Anderson, Kathryn (James) Jackson and one granddaughter Madeleine Rae Roop along with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Alverna Ruth.

Visitation will be held Thursday, January 3, 2013 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at Lakeshore Mortuary, 1815 S. Dobson Road, Mesa, AZ 85202. Committal Service will be held Friday, January 4, 2013 at 9:30am at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, AZ 85024. A Memorial Service will be Friday, January 4, 2013 at 2:00pm with a reception following the service at Lakeshore Mortuary.

Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society in her memory.


  • Visitation Thursday, January 3, 2013
  • Committal Service Friday, January 4, 2013
  • Memorial Service Friday, January 4, 2013

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Henry & Joyce Jaarsma

January 6, 2013

Dear Pete & family
We would like to express our deepest Christian Sympathy for your loss. Carol went though a lot, but now she is at peace with Out Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We know what it is to lose a loved one, but we have the comfort that Our Lord give us, for He will not give us more than we can endure. He ensures us that we will meet again when when Our Lord returns. May He give you and the family that comfort in the days to come.

Miriam Zoetewey

January 4, 2013

Dear Pete and family,
We want to express our deepest sympathy to each of you. From first getting to know Carol, through teaching together, backpacking the Grand Canyon, to attending your wedding and to visits and letters when our ways parted, Carol has been my friend. It is hard to believe that she is now with Jesus and away from us all. May God be your comfort and peace in the days to come.
Love, Miriam & Hank Zoetewey

January 3, 2013

Dear Pete and Children
Peace be with you as you let go . Carol was a very special friend to me and I will miss her .Karin

Eva Fierro

January 3, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

January 2, 2013

Dear friends, You are in our thoughts and prayers....I wish I could give each one of you a hugh. Carol has fought the battle and is now with our Savior.
May the perfect peace that only our Lord can give, abide with you now and through the months ahead...
With heartfelt sympathy,
Lee and Audrey Plasier

January 2, 2013

Dear Family, My heart goes out to everyone of you. I am unable to make the trip from Santa fe for the funeral. I truly loved Carol. I always admired her for being
so happy and "up" all the time. She was a ray of sunshine! Please tell Trudy, or "Trudy bug" as i call her that even though i am not there, I am with her in spirit.
with love and friendship, Lanette