Walter B. Cooke Funeral Home

352 East 87th Street, New York, NY


Carol Bigbee

September 3, 1944October 4, 2017

Carol Bigbee-Jacobs died peacefullv on October 4 after a seven-vear battle with cancer. Carol was born in Marengo.. lowa, on September 3, 1944, on her family's farm. After graduating from Iowa State University in Ames, Carol came to New York in 1967 and began a successful career in Interior De- sign and retired as a Vice President for AFD Contract Furniture. Carol is survived bv her husbond of 50 years Paul Jacobs, daughter-in-law Laura, her step- children Jordana, Erik, two loving grandchildren Margo and William, her brothers Marvin and Harlan and their families, and many loving friends. A funeral service will be held at the Walter B. Cooke Funeral Home at 352 East 87th St. from 10 to 11am on Friday October 13, after which she will be laid to rest at Salem Fields Cemetery in Brooklvn.


  • Burial

    Tuesday, October 10, 2017


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Jules Cohen(Applebaum)

December 6, 2017

So sad to hear of Carol's passing. Was fortunate enough to know her many years from 221 E. 78th st. She was always kind and our many times at Chinatown dinners with Paul and Dana and family. Love to the family
Jules Cohen, LPMSW (Julia Applebaum)

David Saunders

October 18, 2017

I knew Carol through art. For a few years, a half-dozen of us would meet weekly at the Carter-Burden Center to explore watercolors. "Explore" is the right word for Carol, for whom every painting was an adventure. I am saddened by the news of her passing and send sincere condolences to her family.

Mary O'Grady

October 13, 2017

Paul, I was so saddened to learn of Carol's death. I know it's been such a long time since we last saw each other, but I have fond memories of working with you and with Carol all those years ago. Please accept my deepest condolences. You have my best wishes. Mary O'Grady

Ineska Klauber

October 10, 2017

I worked with Carol and have fond memories of her. She was such a lovely, soft spoken woman. Always tried to assist and help.
My condolences to Carol's family and loved ones.


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