Carol was born in Texas in 1936 and was known throughout her life as an ardent lover of both wild and domestic animals—as well as for her keen intelligence and sharp wit. As an Executive Secretary with the United States Postal Service, she spent most of her adult life in Arlington, Virginia, where she wished she could have a pet of her own, but never did due to allergies.
Carol also never had the opportunity to attend college, yet she had a deep appreciation for the value of higher education. Combining her love of animals and her wish to help qualified students pursue their dreams in college, she left half of her estate as a bequest to Penn Vet, where it will directly benefit promising future veterinarians as an endowed Opportunity Scholarship.
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