Carol Jean Dinsmore
December 3, 1929 – April 29, 2020
Carol Dinsmore of Portland, Oregon, passed away on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Carol was born December 3, 1929, in Seattle, Wa. to Roy and Ethel Pierce. She graduated from West Seattle High School in 1947. After a year in college, she met and married the love of her life of 68 years Lue Dinsmore. They moved to Portland Or. in 1949, starting a family and raising four children. Carol and Lue were active in the Tri - Squares and 59ers club, where they enjoyed square dancing for 51 years. She was a talented seamstress, making their formal dancewear. She enjoyed camping, clamming, gardening, crocheting, and playing the piano. Carol brought in the spirit of the holiday every year by gathering around the piano to sing along with her playing favorite Christmas songs. She and her family enjoyed many reunions camping together. Her adventurous side led her to New Zealand, where she visited her cousins she and Lue also traveled to Hawaii and Alaska.
She lived the last three years at Beaverton Hills Assisted Living Residence and adjusted well to the loss of her ever-loving better half, she went on to make more new friends and stayed active. She was the foundation of our home; her passion and commitment to family has built a legacy that will go on for generations.
Carol was preceded in death by her husband Lue Dinsmore, Daughter Sandra Lee, and her great-grandson Carter.
She leaves behind her son Tom and wife Chris Dinsmore, daughter Mary and husband Les Madden, son Dave Dinsmore. Four grandchildren, Anthony and wife Erika Dinsmore, Carrie Dinsmore, Molly and husband Ryan O'Leary, and Reese Madden. Great Grandson Grayson Dinsmore.
Remembrances in lieu of flowers may be made to: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation http://www.jdrf.org
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at http://www.skylinememorialgardens.com for the Dinsmore family.
- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
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Carol Jean Dinsmore
May 11, 2020
Dearest Mary, Tom and David,
My deepest sympathy to you and other family members on the passing of your mother.
Aunt Carol never failed to mail a Christmas card with a handwritten message, which I appreciated throughout the years. The last card I received from her, December 2019, contained a short message of “My writing is not so good anymore, but I wish you the best for the holidays & 2020!! Love, Carol”. Her writing was beautiful and I meant to tell her - so I do so now.
May Heaven hold her precious spirit and may those who went before her welcome her home with open arms.
Earth lost a diamond, but Heaven gained a bright star.
May 9, 2020
Mary, Tom & David,
Your mom was an amazing person! I did not get to have a lot of contact with you all over the years but her (and your) Hood Canal camping adventures, square dancing joy, and long relationship with your Dad were all testimony to a life well lived.
She was so diligent about sending handwritten Christmas season updates about your family for so many years...it was my treasured connection to your family.
May you find comfort in knowing that she is now nestled back in the arms of your older sister Sandy & Lou.