Carol Lee Kendrick, 56, Minot died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, in her home with her family at her side following a long battle with pancreatic cancer.
Carol was born July 7, 1957, in Little Falls, Minn., to Glen and Marie (Lee) Lattimer. She was reared in several places, but primarily in Little Falls, Minn., and graduated from Little Falls High School in 1975. She continued her education at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and graduated with a bachelor of business administration degree in 1981.
Carol enlisted in the Air Force in September 1984. She graduated from the NCO Preparatory Leadership School, where she received the Top Graduate Award. She continued her education at the NCO Academy, where she received the John Levito Award for the Strategic Air Command at Eielson Air Force Base in 1991 in Alaska. She served in the Desert Storm and Desert Shield military campaigns prior to her honorable discharge in October 1994.
Carol married Robert R. Kendrick II on Oct. 1, 1988, in Colorado Springs, Colo., and on Dec. 21, 1995, in Omaha, Neb. They made their home at various places including Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Colorado Springs, Colo.; Eielson AFB, Alaska (twice); Offutt AFB, Neb.; where Carol retired and Minot AFB. They had continued to reside in Minot after Robert retired from the Air Force in 2009.
Carol was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Minot and a former member of Missouri Synod Lutheran churches in the communities where the family resided. She especially enjoyed crocheting, knitting rugs, crossword puzzles, birdwatching and playing with her grandson, Rylan James.
Carol is survived by: her loving husband of 26 years, Robert Kendrick; children, Samuel, Rachel and Katie Kendrick; grandson, Rylan James Kendrick-Doty; brother, Marvin (Kathy) Lattimer, of Marshfield, Wis.; in-laws, Linda Lattimer, of Rochester, Minn., Tom Mitchell, of Lynchburg, Va., Toni Dunham, of Moneta, Va., Marcus (Melanie) Kendrick, of Clover, S.C.; nieces and nephews, Adam (Marisa) and Amber (Guillermo Garcia) Lattimer, Amanda (Jeff) Reynolds and Maxwell and Alex Turner.
Carol was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Steve and Willis Lattimer.
Funeral service: Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at 11 a.m., in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Minot.
Interment: Will be in Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot.
Visitation: Thursday, Dec. 26, from 2 to 7 p.m., in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
Memorials: Are preferred to the Kendrick family.
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