Carole Yvonne Caulton

Carole Yvonne Caulton (1944 – 2021) was born on 26th September 1944 in Richmond, Yorkshire, to Gordon and Dorothy. She had an older sister Dianne. They lived in various military houses over the years including in Pakistan where the girls went to school in Abbottabad. Carole studied at Farnborough Secretarial College before she met and married her first husband, Bob. They had two boys, Stephen and David. Bob’s work took the family to live in New York State, USA. Their marriage ended there, but Carole met Graham and the couple moved to the UK with their combined five children. In Portsmouth she taught adults with learning difficulties. She volunteered with Oxfam and at the 2012 Olympics. In her late forties Carole undertook a geography degree at Portsmouth Polytechnic. She was an intrepid traveller, visiting North Korea, Iran and Antarctica, among other destinations. Carole and Graham moved to Holmfirth in Yorkshire to be closer to their grandchildren, Belle, Oscar, Joe and Sarah. Carole died on 2nd April 2021.

Celebrant: Hannah McKerchar