Carol Jean Ebergson

March 04, 1935 - December 13, 2023

Carol Jean Ebergson

March 04, 1935 - December 13, 2023


Carol Jean Ebergson (Close), 88, of Bellingham, entered the gates of heaven to a beautiful sunrise on the early morning of December 13, 2023 at the Bellingham at Orchard with family by her side.

Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 Friday, January 5, 2024 at Bayview Chapel in Bellingham.

Carol was born in Bellingham, WA to David & Esther (Johnson) Close on March 4, 1935, the eldest of 11 children. She lived in Vancouver, WA as a young child during WWII. She attended Mt. Baker High School and graduated from Everett High School. During the time when her mother would be expecting her next sibling she would stay with her special Aunt Vi on Orcas Island.

She married Elmer P. Ebergson on May 17th, 1957 (Norwegian Independence Day) in Mt. Vernon, WA. She worked as an Administrative Secretary for the Whatcom County Council then transferred to the Whatcom County Auditor’s Office; retiring after 27 years. She was a longtime member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and taught Sunday school for many years. It the last number of years She attended Christ the Servant Lutheran church.  She was a member of the Daughters of Norway, Red Hat Society and the Elks Club. She had many social groups and enjoyed playing cards, specifically pinochle and hand & foot with all her special friends (you know who you are). She loved to travel, she would often schedule vacation tours with friends. She traveled to Lake Havasu, Washington DC, Yellowstone, Branson Missouri, Hawaii, and was able to drive with her friend Bonnie at the ripe age of 80 to Arizona for a great adventure. In 2019 she flew to Vancouver, WA to visit her sister in Eugene, OR. Carol enjoyed her large family; she helped organize the family picnic for many years. She followed her boys when they had scouting adventures, activities and camping with the family. She loved spending time with her grandkids, especially Saturday night sleepovers and taking them rollerblading/scootering on Sunday afternoons at Zuanich Park after church. If school called, she would be right there to help in any way she could. She enjoyed the kid’s extracurricular activities; football games, swimming & track meets, wrestling matches, motocross and spending time with them at vacation Bible school.

Carol is preceded in death by both parents; husband, Elmer; sons, Bruce & Barry; brothers, Don, Jim & Kenneth; sisters, Betty, JoAnne and Judi and her special Aunt Viola Tooker.

Carol is survived by her children: Brian; Brent (Deanna); Lorrie (Kendall); Jodi (Jim). Grandchildren: Robbie (Sarah), Christopher (Kaysha), Chase, Kendra, Kara, Erik, Harley, Rubi, Sondra and John. Great Grandchildren: Jack, Liam, Isiah, Lilly; Brothers: Stan (Wendy); Tom (Cathy) Sisters: Susan (Jim); Kathy (Mac) and many others that called her Mom, Sister, Aunt, Grandma, GG and Friend.

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7 responses to Carol Jean Ebergson

  1. I am so saddened at the passing of Carol. I met her through work years ago & she & Elmer folded me into their family and made me feel at home! We traveled together one summer & had a great time! I rented her mobile home for several years & lived next to Brent & Dee! We didn’t always see eye to eye, but I loved her & l love her family! God speed Carol you will be a breath of fresh air in heaven! Love, Marilyn

  2. Mark Bauer says:

    Aunt Carol your precious smile will always be remembered

  3. Carol’s light burned brightly, leaving behind a warmth that will forever linger. My deepest condolences to her loved ones.

  4. Ebergson Family:
    We loved Carol and were sorry to hear of her passing. Brad grew up across the street and knew her as a second mom. Leanne knew Carol through St. John’s Church. Prayers of comfort for the family.

    Brad & Leanne Keel

  5. Carol was a beautiful woman. I met her in the Auditors office around 1997.. via the election department where I temped. She was also sharp, witty, and a character. She had the gift of telling it like it was without being offensive, laughter many times was the result. She hosted several dinner get togethers in her home with other employees from the Auditor’s, and Maggie, the kiosk receptionist at the Courthouse back in the day. She was also a history book of Courthouse having served many years there. Rest in peace my friend, until we meet on the celestial shores. Love and prayers to her family and friends.

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