Carol Wahto Hall
January 25, 1950 - July 14, 2020
Our family lost its sweetest, kindest and most clever girl after a short, brutal battle with cancer.
She was born in Seattle and lived life mostly in the northwest near her family. Her mid-career business degree was a great accomplishment while juggling demands of a purchasing manager in the forest products industry. She enjoyed annual trips to Hawaii to visit her parents during winter respites and then made her home there for several years. Upon retirement she lived on Whidbey Island with her widowed mother before returning to the Seattle area where she lived since 2008.
She had a good eye for eclectic interior design (including a knack for finding the coolest stuff at thrift stores), a good ear for piano, a reasonable backhand for tennis but most of all an extraordinary, generous heart for her family and pets.
Preceded in death by her parents, Ole and Geraldine Wahto, brother Gerald and sister-in-law Roseann and treasured pets Dasher (ferret), Bugsy and Ole (Shih Tzus). Survived by son Jason (Tess) Wittler, grandson Keyland (Reva) Wittler to whom she was ever devoted. Also, brother Andrew (Roseann deceased) Wahto and sister Barbara (Rod) Nuss.
She shared her time and love generously with her siblings in recent years. It was a blessing for all to be so close. We will celebrate her life forever and begin so with photos and memories so please share them here with us on this site.
Donations in her honor can be made to Whidbey Animals Improvement Foundation at waifanimals.org.
- Musician – Studied diligently as a child and was a talented classical pianist at an early age. Self-taught guitar as a teen.
- Dancer – Ballet, tap and jazz ensemble member Turner Dance, Burien.
- Tennis Player – Glacier High School varsity team 1967-68. Continued playing for fun and at tennis clinics until her late 40’s when her back and shoulders said, “no more.”
- Skier – Very pretty skier, preferring Queen’s Run to any double diamond.
- Angler – Frequently caught the biggest fish, much to the chagrin of the men in her life.
- Shopper – Shocking what she could find for a bargain at St. Vincent de Paul or Value Village. Bargain hunting hobbyist.
- Decorator – Every room well-appointed with art and curios. Amazing arrangement of life’s little treasures, mementos and photos, of which she had many.
- Gardener – Gorgeous eggplant, tomatoes, potatoes, strawberries in this year’s garden.
- Gift Giver and Package Wrapper – None more thoughtful, beautiful or creative.
- Greeting Card Writer – Family and friends looked forward to her hand-crafted cards for Valentines, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
- Favorite music – classic rock, right to the very end
- Favorite movie genre – super-hero action
- Favorite TV show – Star Trek (the original, of course)
- Favorite food – pie for breakfast
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Jean P. Seattle
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Deborah M. SeaTac
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Deborah N. Burien
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Anita H. Normandy Park