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Carol Sue (Smith) Newcombe

September 7, 1937 ~ December 12, 2020 (age 83)

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Carol Sue Newcombe

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Carol Sue Newcombe, wife of Elmer Newcombe (Predeceased - August 16, 2019) of 59 years, left this earth on December 12, 2020. She and her husband now live above us; forever watching as they guide their family with the help of Angels in the heavens.Mother of six children, Cathleen (predeceased) Mickey, Laurie (Dean), Carl (Hollie), Ted (Jenn) and Robert (Lara), many grandchildren, great grandchildren, extended family and friends.

Carol’s adult life began when she married Elmer. Together they embarked upon a journey they created in love, happiness and a little craziness. Not long after they married, the sounds of babies crying, and toddlers crawling up the stairs, filled the home. Eventually the house was filled with 6 children. Birthdays, holidays, sickness, sad moments and happy laughter all came together at 71 Nicholson Street, the family home of over 50 years.

With the recent holiday that just past, and the ones approaching, one memory that comes to mind is this past Thanksgiving. Although we could not spend the holidays together due to the circumstances of 2020, we all carried out our personal touches, crafted with a holiday dinner, in which memories at our own kitchen tables were shared.  One memory for me, being the daughter-in-law, is hearing stories about the turkey mom would cook. Ted came in the kitchen, on Thanksgiving Day, and said, “let’s see if this turkey is dry, my mothers always was.” Smile on his face laughing.  While cooking a turkey may have not worked out so well, one thing my mother in-law could make was Eggnog. Gallons of homemade rich, creamy eggnog sat in the fridge every holiday while she waited for each one of her children to come over and grab a gallon.Memories and moments around the holidays will come flooding in through the eyes of her children. One thing about the Newcombe family are the many moments that were shared, good and bad, each memory is a reflection on the lives of Carol and Elmer Newcombe, their children and grandchildren.  I invite every person to share such fond memories as I did. I hope a smile comes across the faces of each person who shares a comforting thought. I hope we can laugh at the moments we all hold dear to our hearts.Mom and Dad, we will never forget you and we will honor you every day on earth. Our children, your grandchild will always know who Nana and Bummpa were.  You will always be Mom and Dad.

Services will be private with burial in North Farmington Friends Cemetery.  To light a candle, leave a condolence, or to upload a photo please visit the tribute wall on the obituary at www.murphyfuneralservices.com.

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