Carol Ann Mawdsley, a lon time resident of Hunters, passed away on Feb. 3, 2014 in Coeur dâ€™Alene, Idaho at the age of 66. Carol was born on Dec. 10, 1947 in Chewelah, the daughter of Marshall and Hilda (Carlson) Cornwall.
Carol graduated from Columbia High School in 1966. Soon after graduation, she married Bob Combs. After moving around for several years, she finally settled down in Hunters in the early 1970â€™s. Soon after her move to Hunters, she took up a job with the school district, driving buses. Throughout the years, Carol would drive the bus to school and stay to work several positions at the school. She was the librarian, Special EducaÂ¬tion teacher and First Aid teacher, to name a few. She also moved up in her position as bus driver from driving trainer to supervisor. Because of an injury, Carol was forced to retire in 2012.
Carol greatly enjoyed spending time in the outdoors. As time allowed, she could be found in the mountains hunting, or along the watersâ€™ edge in search of the ever elusive fish. She was also very proud of her garden, especially her beautiful flowers.
Most anyone that spent any amount of time with Carol knew her for the tremendous love and acceptance of anyone. Whether it was dedicating countless hours to a child struggling in school or helping a young man fulfill his love of trapping. She would help someone financially if it meant building a future for that person. Carol made a great impression with her care and generÂ¬osity.
She was preceded in death by her father and a sister, JenÂ¬sena Brodie.
Carol is survived by her son, Rob Mawdsley and fiancÃ©, Anita Miller, Northport; daughters, Teresa Stastney and husband, Mark, Clarksville, TN; Deann Reid and husband, Kevin, Medical Lake; mother, Hilda Cornwall, Hunters; grandchildren, Riley, Karter, Kolten, Kyrstan, Logan, Krystal and Ryan; great-grandÂ¬son, Cameron; brother, Allen Cornwall and wife, Jeanette of Hunters.
The funeral service for Carol will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Cedonia Community Church, with the graveside service to follow at the Cedonia Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Columbia High School Library.
Please visit the online memorial and sign the guestbook at www.danekasfuneralchapel.com.
Danekas Funeral Chapel & Crematory has been entrusted with the arrangements.