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February 22, 1945 - December 6, 2017 Longtime Estacada resident, Carol Mendoza, died at her home on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. She was 72.

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Carol MendozaLongtime Estacada resident, Carol Mendoza, died at her home on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. She was 72.

Carol Ann Torrey was born February 22, 1945 in Muskegon, Michigan to Gene and Mary (Curtis) Torrey. At age 16, she and her family moved to California where she met her husband Roger and graduated. They married July 6, 1963 in Las Vegas, Nevada. In 1970, they moved their family to Estacada. In 1975 Carol started her career as a cook for the Estacada School District. She retired in 1998.

Carol enjoyed antiques, camping, being in the outdoors and in later years watching birds at her home.

Survivors include her husband, Roger; daughters, Teri Smith and her husband Allen, Tina Dillingham; brothers, Rick Torrey and his wife Tami, Gene Torrey and his wife Linda; sister, Linda Kimery and her husband Allen; grandchildren Brandon and Amanda Smith, Kyle, Drake and Grant Dillingham.

A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. In Lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Doernbecher Children's Hospital.

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