April 23, 1945 - January 12, 2012

Carol McKenzie - 1962

Carol McKenzie - 1963

Carol McKenzie - recent

Carol passed away in the presence of close family on January 12, 2012 in Everett, WA at the age of 66 after a hard fought battle with ALS. Carol was born April 23, 1945 in Richland and graduated from Columbia High in 1963 before attending Washington State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Education. In later years, during her distinguished career as an elementary teacher in the Richland and Kennewick School Districts, she earned her Masters Degree through Heritage College. As a young teacher at Lewis and Clark Elementary School, she met Jerry E. Lane whom she married in 1968.

Her parents, Marian L. McKenzie and Donald A. McKenzie preceded her in death

She is survived by her husband Jerry Lane; daughters Kristin Price and Brenda Pribyl, son-in-laws Rob Price and Rich Pribyl; granddaughters Kaitlyn Price and Kelsey Price; and brother Don McKenzie ('56).

Carol loved traveling throughout the Pacific Northwest, and abroad. She enjoyed sewing, arts & crafts, and spending summer mornings beachcombing near their cabin in Oregon. She was always full of fun and energy and those who knew her well would often encourage her infectious laugh.

She was a member of All Saints Episcopal church and the local orthopedic guild. She was a generous and compassionate mom; energetic, imaginative and adventurous grandmother; and loving wife. Her fun loving spirit and passion for doing right by others will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral services will be held on Monday January 23, 2012 at 12pm at All Saints Episcopal Church, 1322 Kimball Avenue Richland, WA 99354-3206. Close friends and family are then invited to attend a short graveside service at Sunset Memorial Gardens, 915 By-Pass Highway, Richland. An informal reception will follow at 2pm at Memories at Sunset Event Center.

In Lieu of Flowers the family is encouraging donations to the ALS Association - Evergreen Chapter (

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