Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Obituary: Jean A. (Conner) Carow - Class of 1942

MADISON - Jean A. Carow, age 87, of Madison, passed away surrounded by family on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011, at Meriter Hospital.

She was born April 24, 1924, in Madison, the daughter of the late Floyd and Sarah "Sally" (McNulty) Conner. She was married Sept. 6, 1945, to William A. Carow and they have enjoyed almost 66 years together. Jean was a sweet and gentle person who never had an unkind word for anyone. She was a wonderful friend and mother and will be deeply missed.

Jean is survived by her husband of 65 years, William A. Carow; four children, Michael (Gloria) Carow, Linda (Bryan) Thompson, Thomas (Terri) Carow and Katie (Mark) Traver; 10 grandchildren, Christine, Tom, Lori, Melanie, Jill, Annie, Paul, Joey, Sarah and Heather; nine great-grandchildren; and her brother, Roger Conner.

We are grateful to the Verona Police and Fire Department first responders, who were so kind, Four Winds Lodge for their kind and compassionate care and Meriter ICU staff for their loving care of our mother in her last days.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, Aug. 26, 2011, at 11 a.m. at OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 401 Owen Drive with Monsignor Kenneth Fiedler presiding. Burial will follow at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011, from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 5701 Odana Road and again on Friday at church from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass.

Memorials may be directed to Dane County Red Cross or Second Harvest Food Bank in Jean's name.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on August 24, 2011 (submitted by Michael Vahldieck, Class of 1968)

Note: Jeanne (Conner) Carow's class year is based on a list of Central High School Class of 1942 graduates published on page 4 of the Wisconsin State Journal on June 12, 1942)


Katie Carow-Traver said...

I'm looking for the obituary for Jean's husband William (Billy) Carow. He passed away November 24, 2011 and was a 1942 graduate.

Central Historian said...

Hello Katie,

The William Carow obituary is in my queue of obituaries what require additional research because we don't have the class year. If you'll provide me with your relationship to him and confirm the class year as 1942, I'll get it posted and send you a link. There would be a noted at the bottom that would read something like this: Information about William Carow's class year is based on information provided by ________.