Carol Jean Souza

January 3, 1950February 27, 2014
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Carol Jean Melancon Souza passed away unexpectedly on February 27 at her home in Alta Loma. Carol Jean Neal was born to Ruth and Stanley Neal on January 3, 1950 in Dayton, Ohio.

Carol graduated from Beavercreek High School. She received a bachelors degree from Miami University and masters degree from Grand Canyon University. She was a member of Delta Zeta sorority. She was a devoted mother to her three children and touched the lives of many more children in over 25 years of teaching.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Mark Melancon, and her niece Gwendolyn Calhoun.

She is survived by her three children: Jennifer Melancon Erenburg (significant other Jeff Ludovico) Kyle Souza and Jessica Souza (significant other Blake Naudin). She is also survived by her sisters Sharon Kyle (Bill) of Cadiz, Ohio; Sandy Calhoun (Bob) of Fort Collins, Colorado; sister-in-law Kathy Burger (Rick) of Beavercreek, Ohio; mother-in-law Betty Sue Keith of Beavercreek, Ohio. Nieces and nephews: Brandon Kyle (Melanie), Grant Calhoun, Claire Calhoun, Drew Percival, Kelli Neff (Kyle), and Mark Burger (Scarlet) and two great-nieces. She is also survived by her beloved dog, Bonnie. A special thanks to Vickie Akers for her love and friendship.

Services to celebrate Carol's life will be held on Saturday, March 8, at 11:00 am at the Stone Funeral Home in Upland. A memorial fund has been set up for Boys Town and contributions may be made to or 1(800) 217-3700.

Arrangements under the direction of Stone Funeral Home FD272, Upland, CA.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, March 8, 2014

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Nancy Hess Gustin

January 25, 2015

I am praying for peace for all of Carol's family & friends. She meant a lot to her DZ sisters at Miami.

Joan (Joni) Wood Welsh

January 25, 2015

I am sad to learn of the passing of Carol Jean. I so admired her while at Miami. She was an upperclass sorority sister everyone admired and respected. She led with class. My sympathies.

?Kathleen Bliss Goldfarb

January 4, 2015

I somehow missed the notice of Carol's untimely passing in last summer's Miamian magazine, but just came across it in the Delta Zeta magazine. I must say, reading this really hit me hard. Carol was president of Delta Zeta the year after I pledged and Sandy was in my pledge class. I love them both and remember Carol as one of the brightest, kindest, funniest, most capable, cool people I've ever met. She is in Heaven with my Little Sis / Heart Sis, Cindy Remar Edgar. God speed.

Lonnie Conroy

July 12, 2014

I was so shocked and saddened to see Carol's passing listed in the Miami U. magazine, Miamian. I just received it, hence the tardiness of my condolences. Carol was my Big Sis in Delta Zeta and a great friend and mentor. She was smart, talented, beautiful, a good bridge player, a kind and loyal friend. I know she will be missed by her family and friends. My thoughts and prayers are with them and especially with Sandy. I was blessed to know her and I will cherish my memories of our years at MU together. Rest in peace, Carol.

Melanie McClure Ziegler

July 11, 2014

I was saddened to read of the passing of my college friend and sorority sister. Carol was a beautiful person inside and out. I cherish my memories with her at Dorsey Hall and the FIJI house. Mark left us too soon and now Carol. My condolences to her family and special condolences to her sister Sandy.

Maxine Whitney

March 22, 2014

Dearest Jenny, Kyle and Jessica, I know that you do not know me. But I have watched each of you grow up through the years through your moms letters and pictures. Your mom and I have been good friends since 1974. She was such a good example to me - always showing care and kindness to everyone, Her soft voice could make any of us behave. I was so looking forward to our get together at the lake next month. Please know that I am thinking of each of you. A mom's love never dies - she will always be with you.
You are in my thoughts and prayers. My love to each of you.

March 6, 2014

Deepest sympathy . we are keeping all of you in our prayers. Tom ,Patti, Troy ,Kristen AND FAMILY

March 5, 2014

So sorry for your loss. Please know that God is your comfort and support during this difficult time. My deepest sympathy.

Elvira West

March 5, 2014

CAROL AND KIDS WERE OUR NEIGHBORS ON HOllYOAK for over 25 years..She will be greatly missed . Sending hugs to her family. Love Alan, Elvira, Jason West

Gerri Ludovico

March 4, 2014

Dearest Jennifer, our lovely Jeni. Your mom is extremely proud of you. I prayed that she would embrace my family into her life. Carol did that and more. The many special moments you all shared are now treasured memories, that will last forever. PRAYERS and heartfelt condolences are being sent to you and your family.