Caroline Anne Pultz passed away on Sunday, January 16, 2022 in Rio Rancho, NM at the age of 79.
Caroline is survived by her son, Michael James Pultz of Cleveland, Ohio; step-sons Robert Pultz and David Pultz; step-daughter, Karen Stemen, and sister, Alice Pleva. She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Pultz; father, Leo Spatz; mother, Rose Spatz; and brother, Paul Spatz.
Caroline was born on July 22, 1942 in Dayton, Ohio to Leo and Rose Spatz. She graduated from Julienne High School in Dayton, Ohio on May 28, 1960. After attending and completing college courses at numerous institutions (Wright State University and The University of Dayton), she graduated from Park College in 1998 with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. She graduated with Distinction and a 4.0 GPA. Ever the consummate student, Caroline spent much of her later years attending courses and trainings to further her own knowledge. She married Robert Pultz on May 6, 1970 in Dayton, Ohio, and their son Michael was born in 1973. The couple was married for 26 years. During that time, Caroline worked as a contractor for Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, and received numerous commendations from her superiors for her dedicated work. Later on, Caroline fulfilled her dream of moving back to the Southwestern United States, which she loved so dearly.
Caroline loved traveling, and going on cruises was one of her favorite pastimes. She traveled the world over visiting country after country, always with her loving family and friends by her side. In addition to the sea, she loved everything to do with the sky and flying. She obtained her private pilot’s license and began flying in 1964 at the age of 22. She learned how to fly multiple types of airplanes in her lifetime. After she started flying, she completed her first skydiving jump in 1967 and then went on to become a skydiving instructor. A lover of the arts, she also belonged to multiple singing and dance organizations. She took ballroom dance lessons at Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Rio Rancho and Albuquerque for over 14 years where she studied and performed multiple styles of dance. She was also a longtime member of The Enchanters Chorus, and was elected Secretary in December of 2021 in the midst of performing with the group 9 times that month alone. She was a dedicated member of the First United Methodist Church and Sulfur Grove Methodist Church, and was an active and integral part of the First United Methodist Church Chancel Choir. Always one to lend a helping hand, Caroline also sat on committees at The Neighborhood community where she lived. Even with all her hobbies and responsibilities, she still found time to give back by volunteering at food pantries and doing missionary work. Her kindness and generosity knew no bounds, and she touched the lives of countless people.
A Memorial Service for Caroline will take place at 10:00 am on Monday, February 14, 2022 at Daniel’s Family Funeral Services - Sara Road Chapel, 4310 Sara Rd.