Lasting Memories

Carol Jean Ottens
March 19, 1934-May 12, 2015
Pleasanton, California

Carol Jean Ottens passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 with her husband, Harm, by her side. She had such an impact on so many people with her kind heart and willingness to help. Carol was born in Salt Lake City, UT, and eventually moved to the Bay Area, finally settling down in Pleasanton where she met her husband Harm working as a Switchboard Operator at Castlewood Country Club. Harm and Carol married in 1970 and enjoyed 45 wonderful years together. They later opened up Carol's Guest Home, where they took care of many elderly clients for over 25 years, retiring from the business in 2015. Carol loved taking trips to Reno with her husband, always staying at the El Dorado. She loved knitting, doing needlepoint and making porcelain dolls. Carol was always helping others in need, this was shown through her volunteer work at Shepherd's Gate and by the number of lives she impacted. She loved entertaining and any excuse to bring out her gold flatware, especially during Christmas when she would have the family over for Prime Rib and the Dutch dish Mouse. Carol is survived by her best friend and loving husband, Harm; children Charles Perkins, Michael Ottens, Pamela and husband Curtis Boggs; grandchildren Wade Boggs, Kevin and wife Kacie Boggs, Dawn and husband Greg Wellenbrink; 7 great-grandchildren; sister Susan Lay; and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her daughter Jill Beal and brother Roger Langton. She will be deeply missed by her family, friends and everyone she touched throughout her long and cheerful life. Honoring Carol's request, there will be no memorial service. A private celebration of life for the immediate family will be held at a later date. Donations may be made in honor of Carol Jean Ottens to your favorite charity.