Lawrence Patrick Carroll

Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2003

Longtime Juneau and Alaska resident Lawrence Patrick Carroll, 61, died March 15, 2003, following serious complications from surgery performed in June 2002.

He was born Jan. 13, 1942, in Oakland, Calif., but his family moved to Skagway in 1944. They moved in 1949 to Juneau and in 1954 to Ketchikan, where Carroll graduated from Ketchikan High School in 1959. He attended Seattle University and was hired by the Alaska Department of Revenue in 1962.

In June 1963 he married Joan Koester at the Chapel by the Lake. They were married nearly 40 years, ending when his wife died in February 2002. He had a 35-year career with the state. He was the senior banking and securities officer for the Department of Commerce before retiring in July 1997.

Carroll and his wife were very proactive in developing services and programs in Juneau for developmentally disabled children and adults, the family said.

He was an avid fisherman and cook. His family said he was a devoted and loving husband, a kind, caring and generous father, an honorable and ever-thoughtful son, a loyal and compassionate brother, and recently an amazing grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his father, C.A. "Pat" Carroll, and his wife, Joan Koester Carroll.

He is survived by his mother, Dorothy J. Carroll, of Silverdale, Wash.; son L. Pat Carroll and wife Linda; grandchildren Shelby Lawrence Carroll and Breanne Joan Carroll; daughter Erin Christine Carroll, all of Juneau; sister Patricia Carroll Stenman and husband Gordon of Poulsbo, Wash.; sister Charlotte M. Carroll and husband, Steve Irwin of Juneau; brother Curtis A. Carroll and wife Susan Schwab of Annapolis, Md.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at Chapel by the Lake at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 6. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Carroll's name to REACH Inc., P.O. Box 34197, Juneau, AK 99803.

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