Carol Arteta, 67, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 7, 2014, at the Genesis Center after a period of declining health.
Carol was born in Pueblo, Colorado, on December 27, 1946, the daughter of the late Bette (Pomerenke) and Wren Mortimer. She grew up in California and later moved to Idaho before coming to the Keene area in 1981.
Carols career path was long and varied, from EMT to clerical work. Eventually, Carol was able to turn her love for animals into a career working at the Humane Society and raising and showing Shelties. Outside of her career, her passions included gardening, reading, doing puzzles, and watching and discussing all things related to New England sports. Above all else, Carol loved to spend time with family and friends. Throughout the past several years of declining health, Carol was able to expand her circle of friends to include the caring people at Keene Medical Center, Langdon Place, Genesis Health Care Facility, Lutheran Home Services, and Home Health Care.
Carol will be remembered for her quick wit, green thumb, love of conversation, and strength in the face of adversity.
Carol is survived by her three daughters, Shannon Perry, and her husband, Jon, of Keene, Anne Arnoldy of Redmund, Washington, and Jeannine Warner of Claremont, NH. A sister, Judy Gurr and her husband Jim, of Alden, Michigan. Her brothers, Chris Rennpage, of Manchester, NH. and Mike Mortimer of Boise, Idaho. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Jax and Sam Perry of Keene, Josh Arnoldy of Redmund, Washington, Eric Warner of Keene, and Sarah Warner of Claremont, NH. Nieces and nephews; Holly Birano, Michael Birano and Joseph Hill in addition to cousins, extended family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Carol Arteta Memorial Fund care of Savings Bank of Walpole to be dispersed to several of Carols favorite causes. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431.WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com.