Carrie May Nolan loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away Saturday, April 27, 2019, in Kalispell, Montana.
She was born to Frank and Elizabeth Cook on Sept. 8, 1946, in Wallace, Idaho.
Her parents moved to Hamilton / Bitterroot Valley when she was a child, and they remained there throughout most of her school-age years. She spent some time in Condon. She then went to school in Seeley Lake, Montana, where she graduated from high school. Carrie worked in the Bob Marshall Wilderness for some summers.
Carrie met her husband, Dorman Nolan, in Libby, Montana, when they were 16. After graduating, Dorman joined the Army and came home for Christmas in 1966, and they were married on Jan. 7, 1967 in St. Ignatius, Montana. After spending some time in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, they were stationed in Germany. That is where their first daughter was born in 1967.
In 1968, they came back to the states and settled in Sunnyside, Washington, where their second daughter was born in 1969. Dorman worked for the local John Deere dealer. The family loved to camp and Jeep.
Carrie was an avid seamstress and was always canning, sewing or cooking. Carrie loved her family and friends. She was always delivering goodies or homemade items to them to brighten their day.
In 1991, they moved to Tenino, Washington, where they lived until their retirement in 2012. They then retired to Libby, where they built their dream cabin in the mountains and spent as much time there as the weather allowed.
Carrie is survived by her husband of 52 years, Dorman Nolan; her two daughters Kim (Mark) Tenney and Kathy (Robert) Bowen; five grandchildren, Robert, Samantha, Stefani, Sara and Maranda; and four great-grandchildren, Robert, Kershaw, Treydan and Isabella.
Carrie is preceded in death by her granddaughter, a brother and her parents.