Carol Y. Armstrong
Carol Y. Armstrong, age 58, of Dubuque, passed away unexpectedly at 4:27 p.m., on Saturday, August 28, 2021, at her home. To celebrate Carol’s life, private family services were held. Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, is assisting the family.
Carol was born on December 5, 1962, in Hammond, Indiana, daughter of Lawrence and Janice (Hines) Armstrong.
Carol graduated from Calumet High School in Chicago, Illinois, and went on to attend Kennedy King and Olive Harvey Colleges for elementary education. After graduation, Carol went to work for Tiny Tots Villa teaching preschool, a job which she truly loved and devoted over 20 years of her life to. After moving to Dubuque, Carol went to work with the daycare center at Holy Ghost School, until she was forced into early retirement due to her health issues. She was a very faith filled woman who shared freely of her time and talents with Lighthouse Baptist Church. Her family was always at the top of Carol’s priority list, and she cherished all of the time she spent with them. She loved looking after her nieces and nephews and sharing her knowledge and life experiences with them. Carol was always taking care of everyone and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her!
Those left to cherish Carol’s memory include
Janice Craddieth, Dubuque, IA;
Larry (Cynthia) Armstrong, Chicago, IL,
Deleria (Greg) Redd, Chicago, IL,
Lee (Detric) Craddieth Jr., Calumet City, IL
and Lea Craddieth, Dubuque, IA;
her “honorary” siblings,
Josephine (Marcus) Haliburton, Calumet City, IL,
Evette Craddieth, Chicago, IL
and Christina (Ralph) Searcy, Dubuque, IA;
Betty Lewis, Hammond, IN;
and 19 nieces and nephews, 33 great-nieces and great-nephews and 5 great great-nieces and great great-nephews.
Carol was preceded in death by her father, Lawrence Armstrong; all of her grandparents; and a nephew, Deonta Armstrong.
Carol’s family would like to thank Dr. Whalen, and all of the nurses and staff of Tri-State Dialysis, for all of the outstanding care they have provided for Carol throughout the years.