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1932 Carol 2022

Carol Pennington Marsh

September 16, 1932 — June 9, 2022



Carol Ann Pennington Marsh
(September 16, 1932 – June 9, 2022)

Carol Pennington Marsh of Sunset, Pickens and Simpsonville, SC, peacefully entered eternal rest on June 9, 2022.

Born in Portland, Oregon, a daughter of the late Charles William and Marion Grace Ellsworth Pennington, Mrs. Marsh attended the University of Connecticut and Merrill Business School and was a long time member of Pickens Presbyterian Church. Carol grew up in multiple places in the US including San Francisco, CA; South Bend, IN; and Stamford, CT. She lived with her husband, Charles Ames Marsh, in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois and finally in South Carolina. Living half her life in South Carolina, she proudly claimed the Upstate as her true home.

Carol was a great mother/grandmother/great grandmother (Gigi) who trained her family well in the art of having fun, enjoying life and each other. She had an adventurous nature which she spread to all her children, enjoying camping, swimming, gardening and the outdoors. She loved dogs – and dogs loved her.

Carol traveled extensively for fun via camping or cruising with Charlie. She and Charlie also lived for some time on their trawler on the Stono River in Charleston, SC. Carol visited every continent except for Antarctica and was at home in the world. She was an extremely talented seamstress, knitter and crafter and helped her husband work on antique cars and various construction projects. She loved to cook and entertain and was a big fan of music and dance.

Surviving are three daughters, Lisa Buurman (Robert) of Simpsonville; Terrill Byrd (James) of Gainesville,FL; Amy Burnes of Simpsonville, SC, and Portsmouth, RI; and a son, Bill Marsh (Trudy) of Cumming, GA; eight grandchildren (Leanne, Jamie, Andy, Kate, Ryan, Grace, Mikayla, Zoe) and six great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Marsh was predeceased by her husband of more than 56 years, Charlie Marsh; by a sister, Nancy Cobban, and a brother, William Pennington. Carol placed high importance in her church, her family and many friends. She never knew a stranger and was always helpful and caring. She was much loved and will be greatly missed. Her smile, mischievous independence and twinkling eyes will live on in the hearts of all who knew her.

Memorial services will be at Pickens Presbyterian Church, Saturday, July 23, 2022, at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Greenville Humane Society. Condolences may be expressed online at .

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Saturday, July 23, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Pickens Presbyterian Church

311 W Main Street, Pickens, SC 29671

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