April 6, 1925 - March 7, 2014
Carol Ann Bullard Malone, age 88 of Bend, OR, passed on March 7, 2014 at St. Charles Medical Center. She was born April 6, 1925 in a maternity home on Hwy. 97 before there was a hospital in Bend. Carol graduated from the old Bend High School in 1943 and went to Vancouver, WA to work in the shipyards as a tool checker during WWII. She held three degrees from Portland State University, a BA in English, an MA in Literature, and a BA in Russian. Carol taught English as a second language at Vestal Elementary in Portland, OR for several years. She was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church of Bend and she established the first Girl Scout troop in Bend.
She is remembered by her family and friends as a very dynamic and educated woman who loved languages and art, but most of all, her family. Carol leaves behind her husband, Hubert Malone, to whom she has been married 70 years. They became girl and boyfriend in junior high and have loved each other their whole lives. They were married in Vancouver, WA at the Clark County Court House December 23, 1943. They were both eighteen years old. They then took a 13-hour bus ride out through Shaniko and Madras to Bend to tell their parents the news. Buses didn't travel over the mountain passes back then.
Carol was preceded in death by her mother, Caroline Bolte Bullard, her father, Myron Smith Bullard, and her sister, Bea Austin, all of Bend; her sister, Ada Clarno of Redmond, OR; grandson, Beau McDaniel of Clarksville, TX; and great-great grandson, Bennett Ian Grimes of Vancouver, WA.
Carol is survived by her husband, Hubert Malone of Bend; her daughter, Susan Martin (husband, Wayne) of Deport, TX; her son, Steve Malone of Edgefield, SC; grandsons, Troy Sloppy (wife, Mona) of Dallas, TX and Jan Malone of Portland, OR; granddaughters, Kristin Sloppy of Wylie, TX, Stephanie Johnson (husband, Troy) of Spokane, WA, Caroline Dudley of Spokane, and Anja ONeil (husband, Scott) of Battle Ground, WA; 12 great-grandchildren, four of whom serve in the Army and Air Force.
Baird Funeral Home of Bend is in charge of the arrangements. Private interment will be at Deschutes Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Girl Scouts of America.