GASTON, Carole Willis, 76, of Steubenville, OH, passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at Trinity Medical Center West, Steubenville, OH.
Carole was born in Steubenville on Jan. 28, 1938, the daughter of the late Woodrow and Lou Tanzie Willis.
Carole attended Steubenville High School and the Steubenville Business College. She worked with the Ohio Employment Service for 18 years, retiring in 1998.
Carole served on the Board of Trustees for the Steubenville and Jefferson County Library system for 40 years. She belonged to Questers, Junior and Senior Women Clubs of Steubenville, the YWCA, the Academy of Lifelong Learning at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, where she served as a board member. Carole belonged to the Presbyterian Women and was a member of the First Westminster Presbyterian Church.
Besides being a great wife, mother, and grandmother, Carole was wonderful with maintaining family traditions. She loved having the family together during the holidays and friends were usually included. She loved her family as deeply as they loved her.
Surviving are her husband of 58 years Stanley Gaston; four sons, Mark Gaston of Wadsworth, OH, Gregg Gaston of Huntington Beach, CA, Brian Gaston of Alexandria, VA, and Bruce Gaston of Arlington, VA; four grandchildren, Courtney Gaston Halverson (Ryan) of Roswell, GA, Craig Gaston and Caylee Gaston of Wadsworth, OH, and Jake Gaston of Huntington Beach, CA; and one brother, the Reverend Robert Tanzie (Joanne) of Madrid, Spain.
Friends may call at the Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, 215 Fernwood Road, Wintersville on Monday, July 21, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at First Westminster Presbyterian Church, 235 N. Fourth Street in Steubenville, where friends will be received from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m., with Reverend Jason Elliott officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to First Westminster Presbyterian Church or a charity of the donor's choice.
Offer condolences at www.shorac.com.