Carol Darnell (horses_too) will be missed

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Carol Darnell (horses_too) will be missed

Post by peterlin » Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:02 am

Hi all,
I'm sad to say that our community has lost a great friend. I'm still in disbelief as I found out today. Carol left us on Oct 18 in her sleep.
Carol is a kind person who surrounded herself with friends and critters. She will be missed by many. I'm fortunate to have met her in person. I will always remember her sourdough bread and her kind smiles.
May her rest in peace.

Carol's family and friends setup this Facebook memorial page for her here
https://www.facebook.com/caroldarnellmemorial

Here is a picture of me and Carol taken couple years ago

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Re: Carol Darnell (horsestoo) will be missed

Post by hbozeman » Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:43 am

So sorry to hear this. She always had kind words for all.
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Re: Carol Darnell (horses_too) will be missed

Post by rangiku » Sat Oct 26, 2013 1:13 pm

Oh no. Was just thinking she hadn't posted lately as I was looking at Paraphalaenopsis on Alain's site. She was a wonderful and kind lady and so encouraging to me as a new grower.

Hope her horses, dogs, and orchids find good homes.

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Re: Carol Darnell (horses_too) will be missed

Post by sweetjblue » Sat Oct 26, 2013 1:18 pm

The orchid world has lost a beautiful lady.

RIP Carol, you will be missed.
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Re: Carol Darnell (horses_too) will be missed

Post by OrchidTess » Sat Oct 26, 2013 2:33 pm

A very sad day indeed. We talked regularly on facebook about various things- orchids, dogs, politics, horses, you name it.
We swapped plants, shared growing tips and laughed.
I'm going to miss her terribly. A lot of people and critters are.
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Post by zxyqu » Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:10 pm

Just heard of this as well. She will truly be missed as a source of expertise and witty banter. A sad day for friends, orchids, and all her critters. Missed but not forgotten. *raise a glass*
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Post by Mithrandir » Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:45 pm

Oh I'm so sad and kinda in shock now. Damn! I always enjoyed reading her facebook posts. Does anyone know the cause?

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Post by phalaenopsis » Sat Oct 26, 2013 4:14 pm

Very unexpected, thanks for letting us know Peter. She will be missed.

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Re: Carol Darnell (horses_too) will be missed

Post by brenda » Sat Oct 26, 2013 4:15 pm

RIP. I will miss her contributions to the forum. I did not know her personally, but anybody who loves orchids and lots of critters is alright by me.
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Post by Pete » Sat Oct 26, 2013 4:53 pm

Very, very sad news. :(

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Post by Mithrandir » Sat Oct 26, 2013 8:39 pm

This was one of Carol's favorite Bach pieces that she introduced me to:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F51uHpH3yQk

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Post by Jayfar » Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:24 pm

So sad to hear this.

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Post by rdlsreno » Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:50 pm

Very Sad!! My prayers to her family. :(

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Re: Carol Darnell (horses_too) will be missed

Post by Rob Westergard » Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:58 am

Very sad indeed. I will miss my good friend who loved to chit chat in the mornings with our coffee..
Miss you Carol. Hugs!

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Post by naturegirl72 » Sun Oct 27, 2013 1:19 pm

We were also shocked and overwhelmed by sadness last night when we went to bed (very late our time). Read it on FB and couldn't believe it ... :cry:
We loved to chat with Carol on FB and enjoyed her posts here in the forum. She will be missed by many friends, family and all her "babies" - hope they all find a good, new home...I felt so honored when Carol asked me if it is fine for me when she names her doggie "Sylvi"...Missing her already...
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