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Carol Brockish - July 13, 2009

Carol Marie (Scott) Brockish died at the Hospice Care Center in Louisville on July 13, 2009 after a long battle with COPD and osteoporosis. She was 79.

Carol was born to Esley L. and Audrey B. (Snider) Scott on Nov. 13, 1929 in Gothenburg, Neb. Her family moved to Holyoke in 1940. Carol graduated from Phillips County High School in 1948 and from St. Joseph’s School of Nursing in Denver in 1951.

Carol married Robert F. Brockish of Denver on Feb. 23, 1952 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Holyoke. Together they raised eight children, living in Littleton and Brigham City, Utah before moving to Boulder in 1967. On their 50th wedding anniversary in 2002, they moved to Lafayette.

After the last of their children completed elementary school, she worked at Wardenburg Student Health Center on the C.U. Boulder campus. She retired in 1992.

Carol was active in parents’ activities while her children were in school. She was a charter member of St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church in Table Mesa and recently, a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lafayette.

Her primary interests were centered on her faith and family. She loved reading, walking, sewing and traveling. With her five daughters she organized the family’s book club, holding monthly teleconference discussions.

Carol was preceded in death by her son Thomas, grandson Benjamin Dravis, parents Esley and Audrey Scott, brother Blaine Scott and sister Carmen Scott Alley.

She is survived by her husband Robert of Lafayette; daughters, Amy Kenney and Madeline Brockish of Lafayette, Mary Dravis (Steve) Parrish of Ft. Collins, Margaret (Baltimore) Padron of Lakewood, Calif. and Milissa Brockish of Los Angeles, Calif.; and sons, Timothy (Wendy) of Rexburg, Idaho and Theodore (Julie) of Dhahran, Saudi Arabia; grandchildren, Lindsey and Jessica Brockish of Seattle, Wash., Audrey and Robyn Kenney and Josef Brockish of Lafayette, Jason (Travis) Dravis of Studio City, Calif., Robert Dravis, Anna and Eric Parish of Ft. Collins and Daniel, Baltimore, Kyle and Tyler Padron of Lakewood, Calif. She is also survived by her sister Sharron (Harris) Lett of Holyoke.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lafayette on Saturday, July 18. Private interment was at Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Cemetery in Boulder.

Memorials may be sent to St. Bonaventure Indian Mission and School, PO Box 610, Thoreau, NM 87323-0610. Or, HospiceCare of Boulder and Broomfield Counties, 2594 Trailridge Dr. East, Lafayette, CO 80026.

Arrangements were handled by M.P. Murphy & Associates Funeral Directors of Boulder.