Obituary - Carol Frank Coe (July 2012)
Carol Yvonne Coe
passed away on Sunday, July 8th of respiratory failure. Carol will forever live in our hearts as a thoughtful,
caring, vibrant, and sincere spirit who simply
lit up a room, with her beautiful blue eyes, and infectious smile
whenever she walked in.
Carol was born in Colorado but lived most of her adult life in Santa Cruz/Capitola, CA and Lahaina, HI. She was raised in Denver, Colorado and graduated from Loveland High School in Colorado. She worked in Portland, Oregon and Santa Barbara, California before her successful career as a Marketing Administrator at Sun Microsystems in Mountain View, CA. Carol worked at Sun Microsystems for 8 years. During these years, Carol met, married, and began creating a beautiful life with husband Bob Coe. She went on to share her talents by chairing fundraising events for San Jose State Alumni, Santa Cruz Chapter and she was recently and integral member of the fundraising team for Lahaina Library and KeAlalele, and the Maui education fund. She was an active member of the Lahaina Yacht Club and a partner in Capitola’s Paradise Beach Grille Restaurant. She was a 27-year survivor of breast cancer.
Carol loved the ocean and beach, nights out with her family and friends, and a passion for interior design which led her to build her dream home on Maui. Her design recently won an award for “Best in State of Hawaii 2012”. Her home was the place that her love of the ocean, family & friends, and design could come together.
Carol is survived by her loving family; husband, Bob Coe, proud and devoted son, Jason Kockx of Aptos, daughter and son in law, Heidi and Chris Thomas of San Jose, adoring grandchildren, Austin, Giulia, and Hunter Thomas of San Jose, a loving niece, Darcy Belardi, her husband Ken and son Joey Belardi of Aptos, and her beloved daughter–in-law Valerie Kockx of Santa Cruz.
She is preceded in death by daughter Jennifer Kockx, father Robert Frank, mother Eileen McKinney and brother Gary Frank.
In lieu of flowers or gifts, Carol's family would prefer a donation in Carol's name to: 'Sophie Foundation, www.sophiedeloria.org', with Pay Pal donation on the website or a check to: 'Memory of Sophia Mae DeLoria, First Hawaiian Bank' 620 Kai Hele Hu St.,Lahaina, HI 96761. Carol was a model for Sophie for everything 'sparkly and girlie'.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 11th from 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at Twin Lakes Church 2701 Cabrillo College Drive Aptos, CA. with a “Celebration of Life” reception immediately afterward at Michael’s on Main 2591 Main St. Soquel, CA.