Carole L. Murray

Aug. 14, 1937 Ė May 20, 2010

Carole L. Murray, 72, a Green Bay resident, died unexpectedly Thursday, May 20, 2010, at a local hospital. She was born Aug. 14, 1937, in Milwaukee, to the late Kenneth and Gladys (Radke) Snider.

Carole graduated from Green Bay East High School in 1955. She participated in the band program, receiving several awards for her abilities playing the flute. Carole then attended classes at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, where she met the love of her life, Richard, on a blind date in 1958. She graduated in 1960 with a bachelorís degree in education. Carole taught junior high school math and science in Kenosha until moving back to Green Bay in 1961. She taught at Fort Howard School in Green Bay. Carole married Richard J. Murray on June 22, 1963, at Union Congregational Church by Dr. Charles Bagby. Following their marriage, they moved to South Bend, Ind., where she taught science and math to troubled boys. Carole and Richard moved to Arlington Heights, Ill., in 1965, where she taught sixth grade. She had the privilege of teaching coach George Allenís son (Chicago Bears) while there and adorned her classroom with the green and gold. Carole retired from teaching when their son, Brad, was born in 1968. She resumed teaching in 1974 in Oconomowoc at St. Jeromeís Catholic School, where she again taught math and science to the eighth grade. In 1986, they moved back to Green Bay, where she taught at St. John the Baptist School until her health would not allow her to continue. Carole was a member of AAUW, Junior Womanís Club and was the coordinator of the Lake Largo Crime Watch.

She is survived by her husband, Richard; their son and daughter-in-law, Brad and Laura Murray of Waukesha; her sister, Judi Rohde of Crystal Lake, Ill.; her sister-in-law, Carolyn Murray of Ocala, Fla.; and nieces and nephews, Brent, Heather, Catherine, Barbara, Gregory and Peter.

She was preceded in death by her step-father, Luther Medley; and two brothers-in-law, Robert Rohde and Robert Murray.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, May 24, at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., Green Bay. Burial will be at Nicolet Memorial Gardens.

Caroleís family would like to extend a sincere thank you to Dr. Aleksandar Rosic, Dr. Ernesto Brauer and the nurses and staff of Aurora Hospitalís ICU, especially Robyn and Gable, and the team of Med Surg 1, Robin, Calena and Leo. Also a thank you to the Rev. Renee Lubinski for her visits and prayers.
   In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund has been established in Caroleís name.

Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 920-468-4111, is serving the family. Online condolences may be sent to the Murray family at