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In Memory of

Carol Dianne Plough

January 13, 1943 - May 11, 2017

Obituary


Carol Dianne Plough was called to her Heavenly Home on Thursday morning May 11, 2017. She was born January 13th 1943 in Laurium, Michigan to Arne and Martha Sturos. She was 74.
Carol was the youngest of six children and grew up in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. She spent many hours with her family picking wild blueberries near Baraga Plains. She was a tomboy and enjoyed playing sports with family and friends. She was remembered in her high school year book as an athlete. She was the goal keeper for the boys playing road hockey...

Carol Dianne Plough was called to her Heavenly Home on Thursday morning May 11, 2017. She was born January 13th 1943 in Laurium, Michigan to Arne and Martha Sturos. She was 74.
Carol was the youngest of six children and grew up in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. She spent many hours with her family picking wild blueberries near Baraga Plains. She was a tomboy and enjoyed playing sports with family and friends. She was remembered in her high school year book as an athlete. She was the goal keeper for the boys playing road hockey and went ice skating from 6-8pm every night except for bible class.
At 17 she met Lowell Plough at various Haps activities in the Upper Michigan Area. Carol and her good friend Mary Maki (Hillstrom) signed up for a Finn class at Suomi College as an excuse to use the family car to drive to Tapiola to visit Lowell and Carl Maki. They did not learn much Finn. Carol and Lowell were later married on September 1, 1962. They lived in married student housing at Michigan Tech at first. Carol worked in the registrar's office while Lowell was finishing his studies. Lowell could get any class with any teacher at any time he wanted!
Lowell accepted a job with Boeing, and the family moved west to Seattle in 1966. They then moved to Helena, Montana in 1968, and then moved back to Laurium, Michigan in 1969. The family moved back to the Seattle area in 1974, and settled in a home in Woodinville where they lived the last 43 years.
Carol enjoyed helping others, and she is remembered as one who thought of others first. She battled health trials for 40 years and despite the difficulties it brought, God blessed her with a positive disposition which was remembered by all who met her.
Carol is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Lowell Thomas Plough. Her children Roger Plough (Iris) of Spokane, Christine Ojalehto (James) of Hanover, MN, Cheryl Hakso (Mark) of Lake Stevens, Mark Plough (Gretchen) of Snohomish, Carla Davison (Mark) of Snohomish, Corrine Wittenberg (Marv) of Monroe, Jeff Plough of Seattle, Catherine Plough of Grand Junction, CO, Charlotte Petaisto (Mikko) of New Castle, CO, Hazen Plough (Anna) of Masala, Finland, and Ward Plough (Mandy) of Longview. Her sisters Marianne Peterson and Kathleen Keplinger and brother John Sturos. Also 70 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her daughter Connie Suzanne Plough, brothers Robert Sturos and Thomas Sturos, and her parents Arne and Martha Sturos. Carol was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend and she will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
This phrase from the serenity prayer typifies Carol Plough, "God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference."