Published July 6th, 2022
Carol Gamble
Carol Gamble, a longtime resident of Moraga, died peacefully on May 15, 2022, due to Alzheimer's. Carol and her husband, Ted, were married 56 years and raised their two daughters in Moraga.
Carol graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in finance, one of only two women in her class. Subsequently, she worked with Northern Trust in Chicago. She decided to move out to San Francisco "just for a year" to try something new, worked for Bank of America as a trust officer, where she met Ted. When Ted was transferred to Fresno, Carol stopped working in banking and devoted another 15 years to their children and volunteering. After the family was transferred to the Bay Area, and the kids were in school, Carol became a Certified Public Accountant and worked for an accounting firm in Walnut Creek doing individual tax returns.
Carol's passion was time with her daughters and their three children, her dogs, traveling, and spending time in their other home in Borrego Springs, California. She drove their station wagon to all the kid activities, with Heidi, the poodle, riding on the back of the bench seat. She was president of the swim team at Moraga Valley. She watched countless hours of dance classes and gymnastics meets. The family camped all over the West in their Airstream trailer. Later, Carol traveled extensively through Elder Hostel and "Space Available" on military flights to Asia, Europe and even the Galapagos Islands. She hiked down the Grand Canyon multiple times. She wore waders and rubber boots and volunteered with the Marine Mammal Center for 16 years, rehabilitating seals and seal lions, making certain they had the proper medications placed into their fish meals.
Carol is survived by her husband, Ted; her daughters, Anna and Sara; her three grandchildren, Isabelle, Luca and Charlie; and her brother, Raymond Caldwell, plus the family Labrador, Gracie.
The family expresses their appreciation to Aegis of Moraga and Suncrest Hospice for their compassionate care.
Carol will be interred in the Sacramento Valley Veteran's Cemetery and the family plans a celebration of her life in the early Fall.

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