Carol Anne Hoffman

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Carol Anne Hoffman, age 64, of Alta Vista, IA, died on Monday, November 14, 2011 at her home in Alta Vista. Carol Anne Olson was born on July 2, 1947 to Ralph “Pal” and Eileen Olson in Sioux City, IA. She attended school in Osceola, IA. Carol was united in marriage to Richard Brand in Osceola, IA and to this union three children were born. She later met and married Carl Hoffman on December 15, 1970 in Missouri. The family moved to Alta Vista in 1978 where she has lived ever since. Carol surveyed for Northern Natural Gas pipeline for several years. Later, Carol was employed as a clerk at the Corner Station in Alta Vista. She enjoyed reading, Scrabble, Facebook, playing cards, especially spending time with family and being “Granny” to all her grandkids, related and not. Carol is survived by her three children, Barb (Jim) McAvoy of Alta Vista; Clem (Sandi) Brand of Indianola, IA and Jenny (Pat) Carroll of Russell, IA; her grandchildren, Mandi and Levi McAvoy, Justin, Jeremy and Jordan Brand and Ashleigh, James and Carlee Carroll; one great-grandson, Knyle Dotts; one sister, Jeannie (Keith) Hansen of Greeley, NE; brothers, Gary Olson of Meridian, MS, Bobby (Pam) Olson of Evening Shade, AR and Ralph Olson of Midland, TX and special sister-in-law, Joanne (Melton) Kinney of Bunker Hill, WV. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Carl. Cemetery: Burial will be at Union Cemetery in Alta Vista. Memorials may be directed to the family. at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in Elma and will continue at the church one hour prior to the service on Saturday. at Zion Lutheran Church in Alta Vista.

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  1. Barb and family. So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. You have our deepest sympathies at this time.

  2. I am so sorry to hear of Carol’s passing. She was a special person. I haven’t seen her in sometime but I can still hear her laugh like it was just yesterday. She will be dearly missed by her family & friends. God be with her family and give them strength to get thru this difficult time. Thoughts & prayers to you. God rest your soul Carol…

  3. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Carol was an amazing woman. A heart of gold. She will be greatly missed!

  4. So sorry to hear the loss of a very special person. Carol was great person. I remember that one time when a bunch ofus went on one of our trips and i rode with her and two other ladies so i kept calling them grandma. carol would tell me to quit calling her that because she was too young to be my grandma. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. we will miss her very much

  5. To Barb and the rest of the family, so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom, grandma etc. She was a very very special lady she touched many people…she will be dearly missed…she always had words of wisdom to say and if you ever needed someone to talk to you knew you could count on her. My heart goes out to all of you now and in the days to come. RIP Carol…gone but never forgotten!!!

  6. To Carol’s family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Carol was always so kind to many people in Alta Vista. She always had such a fun, bubbly way about her. She will be dearly missed by all.

  7. To the Hoffman Children, Grandchildren, and families, Carol touched many lives in Alta Vista and the surrounding areas. She always had a way of bringing people together for good times. She was also an important person to my boys, growing up as well as she always supported them in whatever they were doing. She will be missed by many and you will all be in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

  8. We miss you so much already. Now you are united with Carl but it will be very hard without you. God bless you and the children, grandchildren and other family members may God’s love rain down on you during this sad time. Love to all Aunt Jo Anne & Uncle Melton

  9. Barb, Clem, Jenny and families,
    We are very sorry to hear of the loss of your mom and “granny”. She was a great lady with a heart of gold. Such a rallier of people for community events, “granny” to so many of our children, couselor, mother, friend, the list goes on and on. I am a better person for having her in my life. She will be truly missed.
    Our hearts go out to each of you.
    Todd Stephenson, Amy, Dustin and Holly Meirick

  10. Barb, Jenny, Clem and families, our heart is broken once again. We are so glad we got to see her the other year, we had so much fun and were planning our next one. She missed Carl David sooo much, now they can be together again. She is no longer in pain. You are in our thoughts and prayers, wish we could be there in person for you. We send our hugs to comfort you. We love you all! Uncle Lawrence and Aunt Darlene

  11. Carol was a warm, wonderful woman. I shall remember her laugh and the way she included everyone in her life and friendships. I am honored to have known her

  12. So sad to hear of Carol’s passing. She was a great woman and I always enjoyed talking with her. She will be missed by all that knew her. Our thoughts are with your families!

  13. Barb, Jim, Mandi, and Levi
    I am so sorry for your loss. I am keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. I will always remember spending the weekend at your house and going to play cards with Granny!! She will be greatly missed by the many lives she touched.

  14. My prayers go out to the family during this sad time. Carol was a special lady and was like a mom when I needed her when we were gone away from home on the pipeline. She took good care of me and my daughter Maria. She will be sorely missed. Sadly I will be out of town during the wake and funeral and want to take this time to extend my deepest symphathy to all the kids. She is with Carl now and they were both blessed to have all of you in their lives. God bless you all. Pixie

  15. Our sincere sympathy on the loss of Mom/Gma. Our prayers go out to all of your families.

  16. Barb Jim Mandi and Levi–
    So sorry to hear about Carol, I always in enjoyed talking and having a laugh with her, she always filled me in on what was going on with your clan! You take care–
    Joanne and Jerry

  17. Our sympathy to Barb, Jim and family. When seeing Carol we could count on a cheery hi from her. She will be missed.



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