HENDERSON, NEV. |
Carolyn ‘Roxy’ Counsell
May 3, 1907 — April 10, 2016
Roxy, age 108, passed away peacefully in her sleep in Henderson, Nev., at her daughter, Janet Kelley’s home on April 10, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clement “Ted” Counsell. Carolyn was born in Tyvan, Saskatchewan, Canada, May 3, 1907, to George M. Rosholt and Edith Roenneberg, who had moved to Oconomowoc from Canada.
The family returned to Oconomowoc in 1922 when Carolyn was a junior in high school. She graduated in 1924, the first class graduated from the new high school. After a semester at the University of Wisconsin she worked as a secretary at the First National Bank in Oconomowoc.
When the depression hit, only Roxy and the bank president kept their jobs and kept the bank open!
She married Ted Counsell in 1935 and lived in Oconomowoc until she moved to Henderson to live with her daughter, Janet Kelley, 10 years ago. For the past year she also lived in Smyrna, Ga., near her granddaughter, Connie Oak Patton and her husband, Joel.
She was preceded in death by her sister Beatrice Rosholt, Jean Rosholt Higgins, sister, a former teacher at Oconomowoc High School, her brother Sgt. First Class Bill Rosholt, retired, buried in Arlington National Cemetery, and her brother Jack Rosholt, who died in France in World War II.
Roxy is survived by her daughter, Janet Kelley of Henderson, Nev.; granddaughters Catherine Oak of Santa Rosa, Calif., and Connie Oak Patton (Joel) of Smyrna, Ga., and great-granddaughters Lauren Hess (Brian) of Oconomowoc and Rachel Schoeffler, Eugene, Ore.; and great-grandson, William “Peyton” Schoeffler, Santa Rosa, Calif. In addition, Carolyn has two great-great-grandchildren, Taylor Grace and Brinley, Lauren’s children, of Oconomowoc.
Funeral services will be held in Oconomowoc at St. Jerome’s, most likely July 30, 2016, and her ashes will be buried next to Ted Counsell at the St. Jerome Cemetery. She would have been 109 on May 3, 2016.
She was an avid golfer, loved to play poker, bridge and gin rummy. Roxy did crossword puzzles almost until her death and loved to read. She enjoyed travelling, being with younger people and all of this kept her amazingly sharp until her death. She was a beautiful person inside and out.
May she rest in peace!