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. Pam says:

    It was a delight to walk this last chapter of your time on earth with you Carol. Your smile lit up the room and my soul. May your sharp wit and humor cause Jesus to laugh his socks off… or his sandals.

  2. Kate Scott says:

    Carol, You always had a smile and every kid knew you would help if needed. Brian, Brent-your mother was a special lady to the kids of Bellingham and Marietta. The ball games of all types…the field trips she helped with, the fund raisers she lead. She was one the many “Moms” we could count on to guide us to become the adults we are now. Thank You for sharing your mom with so many…..

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