Carole Diane Holt passed away peacefully on August 2, 2013, at home with husband William by her side.
Born in Philadelphia November 27, 1943, Carole enjoyed a wonderful childhood growing up in Springfield Delaware County Pennsylvania. Her young life was filled with happy days, wonderful friends, and many weekends horseback riding with her brother at her family farm in Rising Sun, Maryland. Carole and Bill met in high school. They moved to Delaware in 1970, They were married for 51 years.
Carole was predeceased by her son William and her father William Donaghue. She is survived by her mother Violet, husband William, daughter Melissa, grand daughter Emily, brother Robert, cousin David and his wife Terry, brother-in-laws Robert and Bruce, special friends Annie, Carole, Louise, and Janet. She will be fondly remembered by a loving circle of friends.
Carole was a beautiful person and a talented entrepreneur. An accomplished muralist, painting in the folk art style of Rufus Porter, Carole’s work graces the walls of many homes. She was honored to paint a mural for the Governors Guest house in Dover, Delaware. Her passion was finding, collecting, photographing, and decorating with early American primitive antiques. She had a magic touch.
She was a published photographer, accomplished writer, as well as proprietor of the popular online antique shop Carole’s Country Store which she founded in 2007. Carole earned a loyal following of fans who enjoyed her primitive antique offerings, wonderful photography, and her warm essays about life in times gone by. May Carole now walk along with all those who went before her.
May God bless her kind soul. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society.