Posted 7/22/14 (Tue)
Funeral Services were held at 11:00 a.m., on Monday, July 21, 2014, in the Watford City High School Media Center for Betty Carol McLaughlin Toles who was received by the Lord on July 14, 2014, at the age of 67. Pastor Mark Honstein officiated. Graveside services will be held in the Elmwood Cemetery in Gooding, Idaho at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, July 25, 2014.
Carol’s place of residence and death was in Watford City, N.D. Carol was born in Silver City, Kan. on Oct. 26, 1946, to George and Betty McLaughlin. Carol was the second oldest sibling of seven children; which included her two brothers, George and Ike and four sisters, Donna, Ruth, Virginia and Joy.
Carol and her five children, Frank, Brenda, Larry, Steve and Elizabeth were united with Alva Toles in marriage on Jan. 3, 1974 and soon after brought into this world three more daughters, Teresca, Rosie and Corie.
Carol spent her life raising her children and many of the neighbor kids. She never turned away a hungry mouth or a family in need. She worked for the Senior Citizens Center as a driver, and made many friends taking people back and forth to appointments or the grocery store. She also did the Meals on Wheels Program and loved to take the food to different people, talking with them for hours and put a smile on everyone's face she came in contact with. Carol spent hours in her garden and loved to sit on her back porch and watch the world go by as she fed all the little animals that roamed into her yard. One of Carols favorite past times was to watch “new” episodes of her classic TV shows. She would sit on the edge of the couch and clap her hands as her shows came on over and over again never getting old for her. Carol brought life and joy to all people she met; always looking on the positive side and never looking at peoples faults, but to the good in them.
Carol is survived by her husband of 40 years Alva Toles of Watford City, N.D., children, Frank Shoup and his wife Ranae of Twin Falls, Idaho, Larry Shoup and his wife, Jennifer of Port Saint Lucie, Fla., Steven Shoup and his wife Lorrie of Twin Falls, Idaho, Brenda Shoup of Watford City, N.D., Elizabeth Robinson (Shoup) and her husband Ronnie of Pahrump, Nev., Teresca Zimmiond (Toles) and her husband Aaron of Sturgis, S.D., Rosie Murray (Toles) of Billings, Mont., and Corinna Toles of Thompson, N.D.; 34 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren, numerous nephews and nieces; two brothers and four sisters.
Carol is predeceased in death by her parents, two children, Ginger Ann and Jonny Ray, and one great- grandchild, Jackson.
Friends may sign the online register book and give their condolences at www.fulkersons.com.