Thornhill Valley Chapel

1400 S Pines Rd, Spokane Valley, WA


Carole Godfrey Swensen

August 20, 1935September 5, 2020

Carole Godfrey Swensen has gone to be with her Lord and Saviour. Carole was born in Okanogan, Washington, on August 20, 1935, and passed September 5, 2020, living the majority of her life in Spokane, Washington. She graduated from Lewis and Clark High School and Kinman Business School. Carole’s career started as a med tech for Dr.’s Joanne and Arthur Craig, moving into medical billing system sales for Cycare Corp. She was then very successful in real estate sales with Tomlinson. Carole loved to garden, cook, read and travel with the ladies from her investment group. She was an enthusiastic supporter of Gonzaga women’s and men’s basketball. Carole was also an active lifetime member of Central Lutheran Church with a passion for helping others, particularly working at the church “Clothes Closet” and supplying them with weekly donations of jeans to be given away. Carole is survived by daughters Lynn Swensen Buchheit (Bob) and Caron Swensen Bear, 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Family will celebrate her life in a private ceremony at a later date. Donations can be made to a charity of your choice.


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Carole Godfrey Swensen

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Kay Wright

September 9, 2020

We had short chats, before the Lady Zag games, and I always thought what a wonderful lady she was. So sorry for your loss.

Sharlee Mikelson

September 9, 2020

I have referred to Carole as my second mother! She has and will always hold a special place in my heart!

My mom and dad bought their first home from Carole and her mother. Dad and mom lived upstairs and Carole and her mother rented the apartment in the basement. My mom and Carole became great friends and remained so through the years.

How fate happen, Carole needed extra help and spent the last few months in Rockwood skilled nursing where my mom has been living. The two spent a few months eating together and reminiscing and enjoying each other’s company.

Carole, Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure, you are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure... .

We love you and miss you dear friend!
Joy Wilson and Sharlee MIkelson

Mike Schumacher

September 9, 2020

I have known Carole for approximately 65 years as we were neighbors on Spokane's south hill. I actually babysat for her on many occasions. Eventually I lost track of her until she joined Tomlinson Real Estate group in the 90's. Luck would have it, we became office mates at Tomlinson, and our friendship grew. Over the past years we have enjoyed parties, birthdays, and dinners. I was lucky enough to enjoy a dinner at Carole's house this past December with a handful of friends. Carole, my friend, you will be missed. Rest in peace,
Mike Schumacher


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