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Lawrence LK Carroll Sr.

November 15, 1929 ~ February 12, 2017 (age 87)

Long-time resident and local businessman, Lawrence LeRoy Krake Carroll, was born in Clifton, Oregon.  He was the third child born to Ira Lee Krake and Myrle (Nash) Krake.  After Ira Krake died, Myrtle remarried Dr. Conrad Carroll.  Dr. Carroll was a Navy officer. He and his family lived in a variety of locations including Alaska and Mexico. 

Lawrence joined the Army in his teens.  He was anticipating a military career.  His mother introduced Lawrence to Esther Schaefer during one of his furloughs.  After a letter writing romance, he and Esther were married.  Larry was stationed at Fitzsimmons Army Base in Denver, CO.  While there, their first child, Cindy, was born.  When Esther was expecting their second child, Judy, Lawrence was transferred to Germany, but due to a medical issue, Lawrence returned to Colorado and was eventually medically discharged.  After his discharge from the military, the family remained in Denver.  Lawrence went back to school to earn an accounting certification.  Meanwhile, their son, Larry, was born. 

They moved to Brighton in 1959 where Lawrence accepted a position at a local accounting firm.  After a time, Lawrence started his own accounting firm, Carroll and Associates.  He and his firm served Brighton and the surrounding area for many years.  During this time, he contributed to community service efforts through leadership in the Brighton Seventh-day Adventist Church and the local Kiwanis Club.

When the children were in high school and college, the family decided to add another member to the family through adoption.  Their youngest daughter, Audra, joined the family in 1970.  She spent a significant amount of time at the Carroll accounting firm while growing up.

Lawrence enjoyed traveling.  He took his family on many road trips over the years.  A favorite destination was the Oregon coast. He also enjoyed the Colorado mountains.  Even as adults, the family frequently got together to camp near Estes Park until Esther was no longer able to make the trips.

In 1985, Lawrence and Esther bought a home in Ft. Lupton.  Lawrence continued to contribute to the local community through participation in the city council.  They lived in Ft. Lupton until November 2015 when Esther’s deteriorating medical condition required them to move in with Cindy and Don Schraeder. 

In July, 2016, Dad began feeling ill.  He persisted in his office responsibilities despite not feeling well.  He fell at the office and eventually was convinced to go to the hospital to determine what was wrong.  He was unable to stand after the fall and although rallied for a time, he took a final downward turn at the first of February.  He passed to his rest on Sunday, February 12, 2017. 

A Memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on Sunday, February 19 at the Ft. Lupton Seventh-day Adventist Church, 900 Northrup Ave., Ft. Lupton, CO.  Those who wish, may contribute to a memorial fund in his name established with the Ft. Lupton Seventh-day Adventist Church.


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