Passing of Long-Time Temple City Resident
by Jo Anne Disney
October 16, 2013 • 224 views
Carol Evangeline Knueven passed away on October 8th surrounded by her family after battling a long illness. She was 87. A long time Temple City resident, Carol was a direct descendent of the Temple Family. Her grandmother was Maggie A. Temple Rowland who was Walter P. Temple’s sister. Beginning at the age of 1, Carol lived in the house on Cloverly Avenue that her father built. Carol remembered when Temple City was nothing but dirt roads and backyards were filled with lemon and orange trees.
Carol was a good friend and neighbor to everyone. She was a very kind person and always had a cheerful smile. Carol worked at Mission Chevrolet for many years as their receptionist/cashier. Her next job was with the school district where she finally retired. Carol was a devoted daughter and helped take care of not only her mother and father, but her sister Agnes as well as her Aunt Marguerite.
After retiring, Carol loved to work outside and her lawn always showed her efforts. Each year she had the greenest lawn on the block and she was proud of her accomplishment. She enjoyed traveling with friends, especially Sylvia and to take trips to Las Vegas, Tahoe and Solvang, visiting casinos to play Keno. Carol especially liked going to Cabreras Restaurant in Arcadia for a cheese enchilada meal. She also made it a point to meet with fellow retirees monthly for breakfast.
Carol is survived by her loving niece Christine Nevarez and her husband Ray, their son Tony, her brother Louis, sister-in-law Mary Ann Knueven, many nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.
Services will be held at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Temple City on Friday October 18th at 2:00 p.m., where Carol was a life-time member.
Carol will be remembered for her kindness and devotion to her family and friends.