Carol Louise Kennedy

Carol Louise Kennedy, born Feb. 5, 1949, passed away suddenly on Dec. 9, 2016. 

Carol was born in Dallas, Texas. She attended Highland Park High School and graduated from the University of Colorado with post graduate studies in interior design at UCLA. 

Carol practiced her trade, with much success, while living in California, Colorado, Arizona and New Jersey. Carol was also a very gifted artist. She created one of a kind jewelry, painted in oils and was an accomplished weaver. She was a journalist, realtor, bookkeeper, photographer and a great cook. There really wasn’t much she couldn’t do.

Carol had the love and respect of a very diverse group of friends whom she loved dearly. She will be missed by them all.

Carol was a 25-year resident of Cashiers. C.J. Brownhouse was her employer for the last three years. She was a dedicated community volunteer throughout her life in Cashiers. She served on the board of trustees of the Cashiers Historical Society and was the leading designer for the Showhouse for many years. She also volunteered her time in support of The Village Conservancy.

Carol will be sorely missed and loved forever by her family, including son Daniel Albert; grandsons Lotus Emody and Ferris Albert; cousins Corky Paris and husband Byron Paris; Robert Rooth and wife Carroll Rooth; Scott Rooth; and other close family members, Livingston Rooth Wells and husband David Wells; Schuyler Rooth; and Kate Rooth Boyle and husband Dan Boyle.

The Cashiers Historical Society is establishing a fund to create a permanent memorial in her honor. Donations may be made to: The Cashiers Historical Society, P.O. Box 104, Cashiers, NC 28717. Please note the Carol Kennedy Memorial Fund.

A memorial service will be held in the spring, date to be announced. 

Crossroads Chronicle

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1040
196 Burns Street, Suite 1
Cashiers, NC 28717
Phone: 828-743-5101
Fax: 828-743-4173