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Carol Ruth Varney Reid

Carol Ruth Varney Reid, 82, of Greensboro, passed away on Friday, January 15, 2021. Due to COVID-19 there will be a memorial service to celebrate her life at a later date. She was born in New York, on June 29, 1938, Carol was preceded in death by her husband Thomas Houston Reid, Jr; parents, Charles Oliver Varney, Jr and Adelaide Ruth Varney. She is survived by her daughter, Diane Coltrane (Bobby) of Browns Summit, NC and sons, Tom Reid (Susan) of Temecula, CA and Bill Reid (Shannon) of Richmond, VA; eight grandchildren, Dustin Coltrane (Jordan), Austin Coltrane, Lauren Coltrane, Matthew Reid, Kaite Reid, Maggie Reid, Tyler Reid and Dylan Reid; and two great grandchildren, Saige Coltrane and Kyzer Coltrane; sister Jeanne Eichna, brother Bob Varney (Sandy) and many special nieces. Carol was a Registered Nurse earning a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Wagner College in 1960. She spent more than 40 years in various disciplines of nursing including the public health department, private practice, the larger acute care setting and, of course, at home with her children and grandchildren. A natural problem solver, Carol excelled in the clinical environment as well as at home where she constantly demonstrated that planning and determination will typically lead to a favorable outcome. She was a very active member of the Lutheran Church where she enjoyed singing in the choir. Carol will be remembered as the humble and loyal backbone of her family. She was devoted to her family and friends. She worked tirelessly and selflessly ensuring everyone was cared for while working, attending countless ball games, playing cards, doing puzzles and traveling with her husband of 54 years. She will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure to know her. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Hospice of Greensbro (Authoracare), 2500 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27405 or the Parkinson’s Foundation at www.parkinson.org

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Thank you so much for always being such a great friend to my mom. You were one of her favorites and she so much treasured your friendship! I wish good health for you and Bill and thanks for sharing your words.

Bill Reid Jan 22 2021 2:12 PM

Thanks so much! I hope you are well!

Bill Reid Jan 22 2021 2:09 PM

Thanks so much for the message! They really enjoyed the time spent with you and your family and the many great memories. Hope you are doing well! Bill

Bill Reid Jan 22 2021 2:08 PM

Carol was a family friend for many years. She and Tom moved to Allenton, PA. Our children were about the same ages and had similar interests. Scouts, soccer, baseball. We also did some camping and had so much fun and of course a lot of laughs. Card playing filled our weekend nights and we also bowled together. I will miss Carol, but the memories of her and Tom will fill my heart. Jane Luyben Wilmington, NC

Jane B Luyben Jan 18 2021 3:23 PM

Thinking of Carol, sending love and prayers to all of your family. Rip. Ann long. :pray::heartpulse:

Ann Long Jan 18 2021 12:42 PM

Carol has been our dear friend for many years and she and Tom were a joy and added much fun and happiness to our lives.

Gretchen Lankenau Jan 17 2021 6:10 PM