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Condolence From: Kendra Zamzow
Condolence: I spent yesterday wishing I could attend the memorial for Carroll, meet his friends, and hear their stories. Thanks to those that posted photos of Carroll in his younger days, long before I met him. I will sorely miss our phone conversations, and the hospitality he and Lorraine showed on my yearly trips through Hood River as I traveled from my home in Alaska to family in Washington and California. I really only knew him for the last four or five years, when we met as my dad -- his old friend from college -- was dying in 2010. We quickly formed a bond that has now been broken much too soon. Goodbye, my friend.
Sunday April 13, 2014
Condolence From: Virginia
Condolence: Carroll was an invigorating teaching colleague, a hiking friend with a head full of Latin names for flowers, a ski patrol protector of the beginning skier, a classical-music-with-lunch host in his Biology lab, a cheerleader for Ideas, a reflective skeptic with reverence for the act of thinking. Unique in his community, he can be remembered everywhere: in the landscaping and track at the high school, in the Columbia Gorge Scenic Area, on the mountain trails he loved, and wherever residents gather for thoughtful disagreement and debate. Lucky are we whose paths he crossed.
Thursday January 16, 2014
Condolence From: Carol Rodrick
Condolence: I met your father only once, through his involvement with the Alpinee Fund Legacy. Even though our interaction was brief, I immediately recognized that he was a man of substance. I enjoyed his thoughtful and well written letters to the HR News. He will be missed in our town of Hood River.
Wednesday January 15, 2014
Condolence From: Mark Patterson
Condolence: Carroll was the first jogger I ever saw. I remember watching him running around the old HR high school track during his lunch break in 1969. Pre Nike, this seemed like such an odd thing to do. Now that I'm a runner myself, I see him as a man ahead of his time. God bless him. He was an inspiration.
Tuesday January 14, 2014
Condolence From: Jim Douglas
Condolence: Bob, so sorry to hear about your dad. He and I had a lot of fun planning races in the 70's and 80's. He was an excellent teacher and a good role model for anyone working with teenagers. He always amazed me with everything he accomplished. My prayers are with you and your family.
Saturday January 11, 2014
Condolence From: Barbara Hosford
Condolence: Carroll was a good friend, my colleague and he was brave enough to attend my faculty aerobics classes after teaching a full day! I remember him most for his passion in health and fitness, biology, teaching and learning. He was a tireless man who shared his knowledge every time we sat down for a visit. I worked with him from '76-'80 then '86-present....I loved seeing him in the classroom substituting and sharing his knowledge. Thanks for your friendship you will be sorely missed.
Saturday January 11, 2014
Condolence From: Regena Rafelson
Condolence: Carroll Davis was a passionate teacher of life sciences. He is the unsung Carroll who originated the first sections of the Indian Creek Trail. He was an accomplished mountaineer, working search and rescue and teaching mountaineering classes for decades. He was a bird-watcher, and couldn't take a hike without binoculars, bird book, and wildflower book. He volunteered for dozens of organizations, keeping careful notes in his neat handwriting. He loved to laugh and had a catalogue of jokes - clean ones - categorized in his scientific way. I used to kid him that his pick-up truck was covered with bumper stickers for "lost causes." An incredible man, Davis was. The earth lost one of its most ardent supporters. You changed my life for the better, Davis. Thanks you.
Friday January 10, 2014
Condolence From: David Bohlmann
Condolence: Condolences to the family of Carroll Davis. It was an honor to serve with Carroll at HRVHS since its inception in 1970. The community has lost a man who dedicated his life to making this community a better place, through his teaching and service in many community improvements. He will be missed.
Friday January 10, 2014
Condolence From: Thom Turner
Condolence: I was honored to have Mr. Davis as a teacher at HRHS in the late 1960's. He was always a very kind and expert educator. He handled student hi jinks as well as I have ever seen. Blessings to you, his family.
Thursday January 09, 2014
Condolence From: Dean and Diane Kleinsmith
Condolence: Our thoughts and prayers are with Carroll's family! Carroll was a good friend and fellow teacher. He will be missed!
Thursday January 09, 2014

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