June 2, 1929 – August 7, 2011
Resident of Los Altos
Carol Grace Stauffer, 82, passed away peacefully on August 7, 2011, surrounded by her loving family. Predeceased by her son Randy Stauffer, Carol is survived by Duane, her husband of 61 years, her daughter Nancy Stauffer Augliera, son-in-law John Augliera, and her two grandsons Anthony Augliera and Jason Augliera; her sister Shirley Belts, nephew Curtis Belts, niece Sharon Brewer and her husband Jack Brewer, and grandnephew Damon Graham.
Born June 2, 1929 in Murray, Utah, Carol graduated from Murray High School in 1947, then went on to attend the University Utah. Carol married her high school sweetheart Duane Stauffer in 1950, during the Korean War. After 4 years in the US Air Force, they returned to Salt Lake City where Carol continued her career in retail jewelry sales to support Duane through college.
Carol and Duane started their family in California, eventually settling in Los Altos where they have lived in the same house for 46 years. Carol was a devoted and involved mother and wife, supporting her children in all of their activities, as well as Duane in his career at Proctor & Gamble. She was also a loyal and giving friend in the Town of Los Altos and who remained active in the “B-Day” group for 40 years. She never met a dog she didn’t like. We will always remember Carol for her warmth, her beauty and especially her wonderful sense of humor.
“This, I will remember,
When the rest of my life is through:
The finest thing I’ve ever done
Is simply loving you.”
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association or the charity of your choice.
A memorial service will be held at the Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Avenue, Los Altos, CA 94024, on Saturday, August 27, 2011 at 12:00pm.