Carol Nightingale

Carol Lois Nightingale

1931 - 2021

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Obituary of Carol Lois Nightingale

Carol Lois Nightingale

February 19, 1931 – November 10, 2021


Carol Nightingale was born on February 19, the same day as both of her parents.  Her mother, Ruth Elizabeth Kienholz was born on that day in 1896, and her father, Henry Herbert Nightingale was born in 1883.  She and her brother, Herb were born and grew up in Walla Walla, Washington.


Having two parents who were teachers groomed her for a career as an educator.  She attended Whitman College for two years, and then graduated Phi Beta Kappa and  Pi Lambda Theta (Education Honor roll)  from Washington State College in Pullman, Washington in 1954.  After graduation she taught English in the Seattle school district for many years. 


In the 1970, she attended the University of Washington studying English and Library Science for which she received a masters’ degree. Subsequently, she became the librarian at her high school in Seattle,


She was an AVID bridge player who loved opera, symphony, Shakespeare, genealogy and her family.  She will always be remembered as the most caring, quiet, loving person, who was sharp as a whip. 


Now she is with her parents, her brother and many of her cousins.  Her niece, Carolyn Nightingale Schleif (Ronald) and nephews, David Nightingale (Celia), Stephen Nightingale, and Randy Nightingale (Chris) will miss her terribly, as will her great-nieces & nephews: Christine Schleif, Reed Nightingale, Joel Nightingale, Spencer Nightingale and Sophie Nightingale.


The family wishes to thank Wesley Gardens, Wesley Terrace and the Wesley Health Center for the love & attention Carol received in her final years.  Carol will be buried along side her parents at the Mountain View Cemetery in Walla Walla, Washington.