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1941 - 2019

Carol Stone
Dec. 24, 1941 - Feb. 6, 2019

Carol Eve Stone, of Oklahoma City, passed away on Feb. 6, 2019. Carol was born Dec. 24, 1941, in Tulsa, OK as the only child of Homer and Eva Fulbright. Carol was a 1959 graduate of Northwest Classen High School, and she attended Central State University and Oklahoma State University where she was a member of the Delta Zeta sorority. In 1963, Carol was married to John Nichols Stone, and they enjoyed 56 loving years together with four children, 10 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Carol was a traditional homemaker who loved caring for her family. She was a dedicated mother and was very active in her children's lives. She and John never missed any of the kids' activities, and this passion carried over to their grandchildren and they participated in their lives as much as possible. After her oldest children started college, Carol spent fifteen years with Mardel Christian Books, where she was an Office Manager at Store #1. After retiring from Mardel, Carol spent the remainder of her working career traveling and selling with her husband, John, at M.G. Novelty. Carol loved to travel, and family trips were a big part of her life. Among her favorite activities were bird-watching and viewing wildflowers in the mountains and searching for seashells on the beach. She also had opportunities to travel for business and she often talked fondly of trips overseas. No matter where she traveled, she enjoyed exploring the history of the places she visited. Carol was an excellent cook, who provided both standard dishes and challenging, new recipes for her family. She also took pleasure in sewing, reading, genealogy, photography, and solving puzzles. Carol was adored by all and everyone who came to her home felt loved and welcomed. Carol was preceded in death by her husband, John Nichols Stone; her parents, Homer Fulbright and Eva Alspaugh-Fulbright; and great-granddaughter, Carson Ely. She is survived by her children, David Stone and wife ZaZelle Stone, Stephen Stone and wife Kathrine Hillin, Joanna Benally, and Shawna Lee and husband Jason Lee; grandchildren, Joseph Stone, Patrick Stone, Eva Stone, JC Ely, Cale Ely, Bryce Benally, Shawnee Benally, Matthew Lee, Joshua Lee, and Madison Lee; and numerous cousins and friends. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in the Bill Merritt Memorial Chapel. Inurnment for John and Carol will follow at the Dale Cemetery.
Published in The Oklahoman on Feb. 10, 2019
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