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Remembering Teacher Carol

As you may know, Carol passed away peacefully at the family home on September 20th from multiple myeloma (bone marrow cancer). Though often quiet, she spent 34 years in this neighborhood raising both her daughter Kelly and son Greg in their house on 78th Ave.


Carol’s peaceful disposition and patience revealed a unique ability to communicate with children with learning disabilities leading her to tutoring special-needs children at schools in Renton and Mercer Island for over 20 years.  She also spent many years teaching preschool on Mercer Island, and Sunnybeam is proud and honored to have had her with us.  


Thank you to those who were able to join the family in recognizing her contribution to the community and her time as an educator.  

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes to have donations made to a Sunnybeam Carol Ashihara fund - to honor Carol's life and dedication to teaching, learning and a love of gardening.  


You can donate here:  


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