Carole Doellen Schmid Burton, 68, passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017, at her residence surrounded by her loving family.
Carole was born Oct. 12, 1948, in Fort Sill, Okla. She was the daughter of the late Col. Eldon Woerner and Dolores Lancaster Schmid. She was also preceded in death by her grandparents, Emmett Ells and Vera Parsons Schmid Drewry and Robert E. and Marie Gulley Lancaster.
She graduated from Burges High School in El Paso, Texas, after having lived in 25 different places. She graduated from Southern Seminary Junior College in Buena Vista, Va., where she met Wayne who was a cadet at Virginia Military Institute. Then graduated from the University of Maryland where she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. Carole also became a certified Montessori directress.
While living in Albuquerque, N.M., for more than 30 years she was an enrolled agent and owned her own tax preparation business. She and her husband moved to St Marys in December 2007.
Carole was a member of the federated woman’s club holding various offices including club president and a state office. She was chairman of the New Mexico Hugh O’Brian Youth Seminar (HOBY). She taught in children’s Sunday school for many years. She was also active in the Boy Scouts and Little
League. She also enjoyed bowling, playing bridge and researching family genealogy.
Carole and Wayne enjoyed 47 years together with many wonderful trips to Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Europe, especially Viking River Cruises.
Carole is survived by her husband, Wayne Burton of St. Marys: her son, Scott Randolph Burton (Irene) and grandson Noah Jeremiah of Los Lunas, N.M.; her son, Craig Montgomery Burton (Tracy) and grandson Max Allen of Santa Clarita, Calif.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at the First Presbyterian Church in St. Marys with Pastor Rick Douylliez officiating. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to services. Interment will be held at Green Hill Cemetery in Buena Vista near Virginia Military Institute where she met her beloved husband in 1966.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to a local humane society or the Humane Society of Camden County, PO Box 1270, Kingsland, GA 31548 or to Hospice of the Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, GA 31525.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.