CONCORD, Calif. – Carole C. Inglis entered peacefully into rest Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, in Concord, Calif.
She was born Nov. 15, 1945, just after the end of World War II, at United States Naval Hospital in Long Beach, Calif. She grew up in Dixon. At the University of Illinois, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology, and after graduation, worked as a counselor at a sheriff’s boys camp in Florida. Carole moved to Colorado, where she worked as a deputy sheriff and as a counselor in a prison. She was a crack shot, and outshot all the other officers on the force.
Upon returning to California, Carole attended school to further her education and earned a double master’s degree in psychology at John F. Kennedy University in 1984. She became a licensed marriage and family therapist in 1990, and since had a private practice in Concord. She believed in helping others and truly loved her profession.
Carole will be remembered for her zest for life. She loved to dance and sing, never professionally, but always with joy and abandon. She rode a motorcycle. She was an inspiration and will be missed by all who knew her.
Carole is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Rosie Jones of Merritt Island, Fla.; and her nieces and nephews, Laurie Santoro of Phoenix, Mark Jones of Glendale, Ariz., Michael Jones of Knoxville, Tenn., Joseph Jones of Rockledge, Fla., and Jennifer Jones of Atlanta.
A celebration of her life will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Unity Center of Walnut Creek, 1871 Geary Road, Walnut Creek, Calif.
Because of Carole’s love of animals, donations may be made to Defenders of Wildlife in Washington, D.C., and National Resources Defense Council in New York.