Carol Elizabeth Green

July 5, 1927 – August 9, 2019

Carol was born in

Towner, ND to John

Green and Gladys

(Flowers) Green, the old-

est of four children. Her

family moved to Upham,

where she and her sister

Fay set pins at her father’s

bowling alley. She loved

music and dancing. Carol

married Douglas

Shoemaker and farmed,

raising three children –

Mark, Marsha, and Marla.

For many years she

owned her own business,

the Jack & Jill grocery in

Upham. She was re-

nowned for her baking

(hiding goodies so well

her children became

skilled searchers). She

bowled in leagues much

of her life, and was asked

if she’d consider trying to

join a professional league;

she decided it would take

the fun out of bowling.

In 1989, Carol retired

and moved to Dodge City,

KS for a time, until mov-

ing to Casper, WY to take

care of her daughter Mar-

sha. She watched over

Marsha for 15 years, a

dedicated advocate for her

care and quality of life.

Carol often seemed shy

but was happy around

people. At the end of her

life, with dementia, the

worries seemed to dissi-

pate and she spent the last

five years living amongst

many, who enjoyed her

laughter and curiosity and

good spirits. Carol died on

August 9, 2019 in Garris-

on, ND.

Carol is survived by

her sister Fay Benson, her

son Mark Shoemaker,

daughter Marla O’Byrne,

grandsons Michael

Schaan and Wade Schaan,

granddaughters Shawna

Hostetler and Haley

Shoemaker, and 11

great-grandchildren and


She is predeceased by her

brother John Green, sister

Judy Green, daughter

Marsha Lynne (Shoemak-

er) Schaan, grandson Jam-

ie Schaan, and former

husband Douglas Rex


There will be a grave-

side service on Thursday,

8/15, 10:00 a.m. at the

Bloomfield Cemetery in

Upham, followed by cof-

fee at New Hope Church.