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Carole Plymale

February 5, 1938 — August 22, 2022

Carole Wallace Plymale, loving wife, devoted mother, and faithful friend, passed away on August 22nd, 2022, at the age of 84. She received excellent care in her final days at the Advantage Assisted Living facility in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. She was born on February 5th, 1938, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, to Carl and Edna Wallace. Carole had one older sister, Ann Penrod (deceased). Carole lived in Hazzard, Kentucky before moving to West Virginia, where she attended and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Latin at Marshall University. There, she met her husband in her chemistry lab, where she frequently asked him for extra help just to get to know him more. Carole is survived by her husband of 63 years, Donald Plymale, and their two children, Anne Wright (and husband Adam) of Corrales, and Andy Plymale (and wife Kim) of Albuquerque, and four grandchildren, including Jeremy Wright (and wife Elysa), Carrie Wright, Alec Plymale, and Claire Plymale. Carole is also survived by two great-grandchildren, Avery and Benjamin Wright. In addition, Carole is survived by her niece Judy (and husband Ed) her nephew Jack, her brother-in-law Gene (and wife Carmen), and their children Jennifer (and husband Chris) and Melissa (and husband Pat), as well as additional family members in Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Texas, and West Virginia. Carole and her husband lived in Albuquerque for 43 years. Before that, they lived in West Virginia, Georgia, Ohio, Virginia, and Maryland. Carole was a taste-tester for Coca-Cola and a middle school and high school teacher and taught biology and Latin in Virginia and Maryland. Carole fiercely loved her family and had a passion for genealogy, history, gardening, cooking, travel, and trivia. She, along with her charm, witty sense of humor, and cooking, will be greatly missed.





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Monday, September 19, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Mountain time)

Daniels Family Funeral Services - Sara Chapel

4310 Sara Rd, Rio Rancho, NM 87124

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