Carol Lee McFarland

CENTRALIA — Carol Lee McFarland, 84, of Centralia passed away January 28, 2017, at her home surrounded by her family.

Carol was born February 28, 1933, in Centralia, the daughter of Wilford and Lola (Lowry) Rapp. She married Val Dean McFarland on January 19, 1951, and he preceded her in death on August 2, 1991.

Carol is survived by her children: Diane Hutchings and husband Tom of Centralia, Steve McFarland and wife Nancy of Centralia, and Beth Ann McFarland of Centralia; three grandchildren: Jamie Pokojski and wife Irina of Germany, Kurt Hutchings and wife Alli of La Canada, CA, and Rick Hutchings and wife Tiffany of Bell Buckle, TN; as well as 11 great-grandchildren.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents Wilford and Lola Rapp; in-laws: Opal and Harlan McFarland; infant daughter Debbie Lynn McFarland; infant grandson: Christopher Dean Cash; and two brothers Clifford Rapp and Buddy Rapp.

Carol was a member of Calumet Street Christian Church in Centralia. She enjoyed gardening, reading and crossword puzzles. Everyone that knew Carol would call her “Mother.” She also enjoyed her time with her four-legged friend Oscar. Most of all she loved spending time with her grandchildren and family.

Per Carol’s wishes cremation rites will be accorded and a private family burial will be held at a later date. Burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Centralia.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Centralia Animal Shelter and will be accepted by the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Centralia, which is honored to assist the Carol McFarland family with arrangements.

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