Carol Ann Truck, 80 of Raeford, NC, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 2, 2023, in Fayetteville.
Born on September 23, 1942, in East St. Louis, Illinois, Carol was the daughter of the late George and Gladys Truck. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her sons, Dennis Helm and Casper Helm; and brothers, William "Billy" Blowers, Doug Blowers, and Harry Blowers.
Moving with her family at a young age, Carol grew up in Anaheim, CA, where she graduated from Western High School in 1960. She would later meet her husband Lester Helm and together start a family including five beautiful children.
Carol would soon make her home in Las Vegas, NV before eventually moving back to California to become a business manager for several years. Ultimately her travels brought her here to North Carolina to be with her family.
Throughout her life, Carol exhibited unwavering love and kindness to those around her. Her compassionate nature and warm heart made her a pillar of support for her family and friends. Carol's presence had the power to lift spirits and she always knew how to bring joy to any situation.
Carol cherished her role as a loving and nurturing mother and grandmother. She devoted herself wholeheartedly to creating a home for her family. Her children remember her as someone who always put their needs above her own. Through countless sacrifices and unwavering support, Carol instilled in them values of compassion, resilience, and kindness that will forever shape their lives.
Her memory will be cherished by her son, Robert Helm and wife Latasha of Spartanburg, SC; daughter, Susan Carol Helm of Raeford; daughter, Teresa Helm and husband Fred Stuart of Raeford; three granddaughters, Katarina Helm and Scyanna Helm of Bakersfield, CA, and Leslea Helm of Raeford; three grandsons, Casper Helm, Jr. of Seattle, WA, Robert Helm II and wife Toree of Las Vegas, NV, and Frankie Helm; nieces and nephews, Afton Blowers, Streeter Blowers, Steven Blowers, and Collen Blowers, and a host of other family and friends.
Carol's love extended beyond her immediate family to encompass numerous friends who were blessed to have known her. She had an infectious laughter that spread happiness wherever she went. Her radiant personality attracted people from all walks of life who were drawn to her genuine warmth and empathy.
Carol loved nature and being outdoors. She embarked on many adventures throughout her life. Visiting new places allowed her to broaden her perspective and create lifelong memories with loved ones. Whether it was hiking and camping, enjoying long drives, or exploring the many areas of California and Las Vegas, Carol embraced every opportunity that came her way with open arms.
She was an avid reader and lover of music with eclectic tastes. Carol was known as the original soccer mom, even though it pertained to football instead. She enjoyed cooking and making others fat and happy. To put it simply, Carol enjoyed life to the fullest.
Carol leaves behind a legacy of love, kindness and compassion that will forever be cherished by her family and friends. Though she may no longer walk beside us, her spirit will continue to guide and inspire us in every step we take. May her soul find eternal peace.
Carol lived a life that touched countless hearts and left an indelible mark on all who knew her. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and friend to many. Her memory will live on in our hearts forever.