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Carole Jean Flanigan
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Carole Jean Flanigan, lived an honest, hardworking life and loved watching her Oregon State Beavers with friend and family.
Carole was born on February 23, 1940 in McMinnville, OR to Bill and Madeline O’Dell. Carole attended Memorial Elementary School and graduated from McMinnville High School in 1958, where she met her high school sweetheart Mike Flanigan. She went onto San Bernardino College, Linfield and Portland State. Carole was an avid reader, had a passion for learning and supporting educational organizations. After college she married Mike and worked as an interior decorator known for her compassion and dedication.
Carole and Mike welcomed their daughter Kelly, their son Mike and daughter Michelle. Carole dedicated her life to supporting her family, including driving kids to swim meets, making meals for baseball, basketball and tennis teams and cheering her kids on at a plethora of activities. Carole served as treasurer of Mac Athletic Club for four years, and volunteered at McMinnville High School for 9 years enjoying serving the teachers, administrators and students. In addition to supporting her family and community, Carole was an accomplished pianist, and spent many years playing as an accompanist.
Together Carole and Mike and their family loved supporting Oregon State University. Their favorite memories are comprised of team trips, watching games with family and creating camaraderie with amazing Beaver friends. Carole loved giving away her extra tickets to friends and student athlete organizations with great joy at seeing memories being made.

Carole served as an amazing role model of exemplary work ethic, philanthropist and ultimate love of family.
Born and raised in McMinnville, Oregon, Carole died in her home, surrounded by her family on March 24th. She is survived by her husband, three children, eight grandchildren and two sisters.

An open house celebration is scheduled Saturday, April 7th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Flanigan Home located at 2105 NW Pinehurst Dr. McMinnville, Oregon 97128. In lieu of flowers, donations have been requested to be made to McMinnville Education Foundation 800 NE Lafayette Ave. McMinnville, OR 97128 (503-565-4000) Online Donations: http://www.mac40kids.org/.


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