Carol Ann Litell was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin on December 9, 1935, to Charles and Marcella Doerflinger. She passed away on October 30, 2021.
Her family moved to Colorado Springs where she spent her formative years and met her husband and soul mate Albert “Bub” Litell. They were married on June 27, 1958 and spent the next 63 years happily married.
Carol became a mom on January 21, 1960, when she gave birth to her first child, Bret Litell, and again when she gave birth to her second child on October 16, 1961, Bart Litell. During the years her children were growing up, she was a housewife, a homemaker, a Cub Scout Den Mother, and of course as a shuttle driver for her two sons. She also worked as a Western Welcome/Welcome Wagon hostess where she would greet all the newcomers to Canon City in their new homes, making many lifelong friends.
After her two boys grew up and moved away, she and Bub continued working on the Litell Ranch at 900 Field until they retired in 1994. After they retired, they traveled around Colorado with their Boston Terrier companions.
Carol enjoyed everything she did. She was an avid bowler, bowling 4 times a week even at the age of 85. She was a favorite in all her bowling leagues. She was known for at least two things when she was bowling, she would say “dirty words, dirty words” any time she threw a bad ball, and she ran a little poker game in her leagues and would always yell out “come get your money honey” for the winners of the game.
Carol enjoyed watching and going to the Colorado Rockies games. She always wore something purple, Rockies related, and a pair of homemade earrings that were baseballs. She would get asked at least once at every game where she got them.
Carol spent countless hours shuttling Bret & Bart to and from the swimming pool and to swim meets throughout Colorado and supporting the Canon City Swim Club Piranhas.
Carol and Bub were members of a supper club with three other couples, the Fulcomer’s, the Cook’s, and the Claflin’s, which met every month, trading where it was held. The only requirement was that the December supper club had to be at her home since Christmas time was her favorite time of the year. They have been doing this for over 50 years.
With the holidays just around the corner, she was getting ready to make many dozens of cookies, candy, and other goodies. We will certainly miss all those goodies.
Carol was a wife, mother, aunt, great-aunt, and friend to many. Carol is survived by her husband of 63 years, Albert “Bub” Litell; her two sons, Bret and Bart; and also, by her extended family, the McCloughan’s, Sportsman’s, Parrot’s, West’s, Corson’s, and Graham’s; and close friends Don and Nancy Herrera, and Jeri Stately.
We gained an angel on October 30, 2021, and she has been given wings to soar and watch over us all. Occasionally, we are graced by the presence of such a wonderful person like Carol. She touched us all with her compassion and generosity. She brought unprecedented joy & happiness to all.
With her passing, we are left with the devastation that comes with losing such a wonderful person, but we must remember and enjoy all that she did.
We will always love her and keep her in our hearts.
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