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Carol Bieging

Carol Bieging

It is with sadness that we report the passing of Carol Bieging. Carol and her family participated in many COCA programs and events. She was a bright spirit with a warm heart and will be missed.

We will remember Carol with love.

It is with tremendous sadness that we report the passing of Carol Bieging.

Carol Woodhams Bieging died at her home on May 1, 2014. She was surrounded by her family, comforted by their love and the love of her many friends.

Carol was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the daughter of Bob and Bernice Woodhams and sister to Jane (Jackson) and Anne (Duffield). After graduating from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio Carol joined United Airlines as a flight attendant in 1968 and brought her love of flying and people to the friendly skies until her retirement forty-four years later in 2012. Those years started with “girdle checks” in Washington D.C., continued through the DC-10 domicile in Denver and finished with years of international flying out of Chicago and Washington. Carol and her partner in the skies, Trish Kirkeide traveled the world one day at a time with adventures at each of their layovers.

Carol and Tom met in Washington D.C in 1969 and were married in Tom’s last year of law school. After graduation they headed to Colorado and there Carol nurtured and grew their family. Her daughter, Mindy (Hanson) of Evergreen and son Geoff of Dallas always could rely on their mother’s unconditional love and support. Mindy’s family of husband Chris and Carol’s pride, her grandson Rhys, shared Carol’s love with Mindy. In April when Geoff and his wife, Lyndsi returned to Colorado to be with Carol they shared the experience of an ultrasound of their unborn child with Carol at Swedish Hospital. Carol’s last days were made special by having her whole family at her side.

Carol was known by all for her love of family, her smile, her outgoing personality and her beautiful gardens. She shared many good times with her book club, her wildflower ladies, lunches with the hockey Moms, hours of “jumpseat therapy”, movies and dinners with friends and travels to all the corners of the world. Her family, friends and travels were the petals on her flower and added color, shape and interest to a life well lived.

We will celebrate Carol’s life on May 22, 2014 at 2:00 PM in the Rose Garden at Hudson Gardens, 6115 South Santa Fe Drive, Littleton CO 80120 with a reception to follow. Please wear bright colors to celebrate her love for life and nature.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to:

Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance, P.O. Box 9216, Denver, Colorado 80209

Ronald McDonald House, 932 N Potomac Cir, Aurora CO 80011