To know her was to love her.
  • 74 years old
  • Born on January 15, 1938 in Turlock, California, United States.
  • Passed away on May 17, 2012 in Walnut Creek, California, United States.

Carol Linda Markley Slatten, beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend, was born in Turlock on January 15, 1938 to Harold and Gertrude Markley. Carol was the eldest of four children. After graduating from Turlock High School, she attended UC Berkeley and USF Nursing School. A long-time resident of Concord, Carol was actively and enthusiastically involved in several philanthropic organizations, and a passionate supporter of education and the arts. She will be greatly missed. Carol was preceded in death by her husband, Derrell Mack Slatten. She is survived by her three daughters, Katherine Somervell, Jennifer Slatten, and Emily Slatten; her grandchildren, Conor and Emma Somervell; her siblings Kathi Curry, Sally Owens, and Bill Markley; her friend, Celeste Graham; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A memorial service is planned for May 26, 2012 at 1:00 pm at the Lafayette United Methodist Church, 955 Moraga Road, Lafayette, CA. Private cremation and inurnment Oakmont Memorial Park, Lafayette.

Posted by Tonya Hawes on 5th June 2012
I met Carol through the Concord chapter AAUW. What a kind and sincere woman, and she always made me feel welcome, especially since I was the "new kid" in AAUW and that is something that I will always cherish. I will always remember Carol, as you always remember those people that when they smiled at you, you knew it came truly from their heart.
Posted by Paul Schaffner on 30th May 2012
The best mother in-law you could imagine, Carol always made me feel as part of the family from day one. I'll always remember her smiling - in fact, I cannot recall a single time with her when she was not smiling to some degree. She is missed severely, will never be forgotten and I am immensely saddened to be in a world without her presence.
Posted by Stephanie Adams on 29th May 2012
Carol was such a special person. We worked together and enjoyed many dept. parties, lunches and cookie exchanges. She always had a smile for you no matter how crazy the day was. I am so sorry to hear of her passing and wish her family and Celeste prayers of comfort.
Posted by Louisa Allen on 28th May 2012
I remember Carol while attending Turlock High School. She was always pleasant to the lower classmen, as I was two years behind her. It was wonderful to have this passed on. I'm so glad there was a picture of her in front of the Markely Park where her parents owned their dairy. R.I.P. Carol
Posted by Barbara Chernikoff on 28th May 2012
Dear family, I am so sorry to hear of Carol's passing. She was not only a classmate, girlscout friend, church friend, but also my 4th cousin. She was always so fun and thoughtful and smart. She was a kind person and I could just see her as a great nurse. May your wonderful memories give you strength and endurance. Sincere Sympathy.
Posted by Jerry Kapler on 26th May 2012
I am truly saddened to hear about the passing of Carol. I remember her as a caring person who was forever willing to advise and help. I will remember her big happy smile, enthusiasm for life, and great sense of humor. Rest in peace.
Posted by Lynessa Hansson on 26th May 2012
Hi Slattens, I'm so sorry to hear about Carol. Wish I could be there in Lafayette today. Gloria Terrace would not have been the same place growing up without her. Love from Lynessa
Posted by John Ngai on 25th May 2012
Carol, I will miss you dearly. At work, there was never a problem you couldn't solve or red tape you couldn't cut through, all with an encouraging wink and a smile. But what I will always remember you for was your warmth and gracious kindness, never failing to brighten the spirits of all the lives you touched.
Posted by Holly Aaron on 25th May 2012
I am so sorry to learn that I will not see Carol again, nor hear her wonderful tales of travel, catch her never-ending enthusiasm for life. She always had a smile, always gave me a smile. My heart goes out to her daughters and closest friends who must miss her terribly every moment. Peace and love, Holly
Posted by Jeremy Thorner on 25th May 2012
I was very sorry to learn that Carol had passed away. Her sunny disposition and dedication made it a pleasure every time I went to see her in the office that she ran for the UC Berkeley Cancer Research Laboratory. She was always unstintingly helpful, good-natured and cheerful. She will be sorely missed, but very fondly remembered."
Posted by Nilabh Shastri on 25th May 2012
I remember Carol as a kind and generous person who was always willing to advise and help. I was delighted to see Carol recently on campus and am shocked by her passing. Rest in peace.
Posted by Judith Yee on 25th May 2012
Carol, you were my teacher, my mentor, and my dear friend. More importantly, you were a kind, loving, and generous person with a great sense of humor. Working alongside you for ten plus years was such a privilege. I’ll always miss you and that wonderful smile of yours. I guess God needed you in heaven. Rest in peace, Carol. Love, Judith
Posted by Walt Hubrig on 22nd May 2012
I am just stocked in the passing of Carol. I am the Treasurer of Chapter 107 clock group of which Carol was active, and I last saw her at the Christmas Lunch, She was so happy and kind. I will miss her smiling face. I will add her to my pray list.

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