Carol S. Tucker
1946 – 2009
FARMINGTON — Carol Shepard Tucker died at her home in Farmington, on June 30.
She was born in Bangor, March 9, 1946, the daughter of Henry and Irene Shepard. She attended Oak Grove School, the University of New Hampshire and received her master’s of social work from Boston College. She was employed by schools and clinics in New Hampshire, before developing a private counseling practice in Exeter, N.H.
After moving to Kingfield in 1991, she was a school counselor at Academy Hill School in Wilton and Mallet School in Farmington. While at Academy Hill she founded Girl Talk, a reading program for girls with students from the University of Maine, Farmington and women from all generations as mentors.
She was a steadfast supporter of her students and their families. She married George Tucker in 1969, and had three sons, Dylan Miles Tucker, who owns and operates an indoor skateboard park in Missoula, Mont., Graham Andrew Tucker, and Ross Shepard Tucker, who is a law student.
She was devoted to her lifelong friends. She enjoyed traveling, especially to the National Parks of the West and places like Ridgeway and Whistler. Closer to home, she valued her hours on the Carrabassett and Swans Island in Maine. She loved the Breakfast Queens, crafting with friends and most of all, the athletics, exploits and adventures of Dylan and Ross.
Surviving is her husband, George, Dylan, Jayme and granddaughter, Ayden, Ross, her mother, brother, Merrill and sister-in-law, Pamela and their children, Jeremy and Kate, of Weare, N.H.; two brothers-in-law, William Tucker of Kingston, N.H., and John, Donna and daughter, Casey Tucker of Chelmsford, Mass.; and her aunt Liz of Houston, Texas.

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