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Carole Jurack

CAROLE P. JURACK (nee LaVerne), age 77, succumbed to a lengthy battle with cancer on January 1, 2018. She was the proud parent of daughter Sandra L. Vega [Lake Havasu City] and son Ronald A. Hayward [Las Vegas], and loving grandmother to Kyle, Kayla, Soleil and Jenna. She was with her family for the 2017 Christmas Season.

Carole was involved in key roles for The Mogul Corporation, Chagrin Falls; Western Maine Medical Center, Bridgton; Bay State Medical Center, Springfield; Windsor Hospital in Chagrin Falls and the Cleveland Clinic. Using her Marketing degree, she was an adjunct marketing team member for a travel agency owned by a friend.

Carole was the owner of a blue ribbon American Saddle Bred Horse [Regals jewel], she was also credentialed in the Parrelli Method of horsemanship and they enjoyed trail rides at every available opportunity.

She contributed experience based content and editing to “A History of The Mogul Corporation”, on file with the Chagrin Falls Historical Society and the history of the Knights Hill Community, on file with the Bridgton Historical Society and the Knights Hill Association.

As a long-term supporter of the Harvest Hills Animal Shelter, she took particular joy in being able to rescue orphaned dogs and cats, with her devoted Black Lab “Cash” being he most recent addition to the Jurack family. Monitoring young Loons and habitat protection on Moose Pond in Maine was also an important activity.

An award winning photographer and artist, she mastered the techniques from black and white film chemistry in a home darkroom to the digital spectrum using pro level equipment. Her skills extended to pen and pencil, watercolor, and oil paint artistic achievements. With her husband, she was also a former Board Member of the Western Maine Art Group. She was also a volunteer children’s ski instructor at Pleasant Mountain, [now Shawnee Peak] Maine.

In addition to a love of the New Hampshire 4,000-foot White Mountains, living in Western Maine, exploring the true American West of Montana and Wyoming, another favorite venue was bicycling the South of France or enjoying Paris. All these things she shared with her husband of 45 years Charles [Chris} Jurack.

Carole will be remembered as an outgoing and enthusiastic woman who was highly supportive. She was sophisticated and witty and always had a great sense of humor.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary [WildMustangs.com] in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Cremation by DeJohn Crematory. ALL SERVICES PRIVATE. Arrangements by THE DeJOHN FUNERAL HOME & CELEBRATIONS CENTER OF CHESTERLAND.

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  1. Roger, Carolyn, Deborah, Rebecca and Joshua :

    Fair Winds and Following Seas, Carole.

    Now you and Jewel can ride forever without either one of you feeling pain.

    We’re here for you, Brother.

  2. Joshua Jurack :

    Uncle Chris,
    Aunt Carole was the kindest, most down to earth person ever, and I will miss her fiercely. My deepest condolences. All my love, Joshua

  3. Sarah Ann Smith :

    I’m so sorry to learn of Carole’s passing–my heart goes out to all of you. I met Carole through an online sketching class first, then in person in Bridgton and again in Chagrin Falls as I was en route to a job in Ohio. We had kept in touch via Facebook, and 3 years ago she liked a photo I took of my son with an owl so much that she asked to sketch it. To our utter delight, she gave that artwork to Eli, and it now hangs framed in his room, a memento of a special trip we took to England together. I will cherish it all the more. Again, my hugs to all of you, Sarah Ann Smith of Hope, Maine

  4. Today we lost a truly amazing Mother, Wife, Photographer, Artist, Kayaker, and Horse Woman. She conquered Breast Cancer only to succumb to Brain Cancer which was diagnosed 3 very long weeks ago. A fighter to the very end when she has taken her last journey. She is not one to dwell on the past or stand on ceremony. She will want to be remembered as an active and dedicated individual that spoke her mind. She is survived by her husband, her two children, her 4 grand children and her dedicated dog to the end, Cash.

    In dedication to my Mother and Best Friend. I love you Mom and may you always remember…..everything good!

  5. Joyce and Gregg Nestor :

    Carole was always upbeat and witty. She loved living life to the fullest, and was not afraid to try a new adventure. Carole had a marvelous laugh, was very talented, and always made people feel special. She will be missed and very well-remembered.

  6. Bob Doyle Class of 58 :

    What a great person who will be missed. She certainly will be missed by many Carole knew
    how to fill up her life and get the best out of others. Yo might say she is in a better place however she made a place better by being there. My prayers go out to her family.
    Bob Doyle

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