Carol VanVechten
Carol VanVechten
Carol VanVechten
Carol VanVechten

Obituary of Carol Ann VanVechten

Carol Ann VanVechten, 83, of Eugene, passed away in the Lord as a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.


She was born to Clifford & Sarah ‘Alice’ Leatherman, April 15, 1938 in Brooklyn, NY.  Carol graduated from Nursing School in New Rochelle, NY.  Throughout her career, she worked as an Operating Room Nurse.  She married Joseph Sosnoski December 1, 1962 and together, over the next 28 years, they raised 7 children.  She married John VanVechten August 21, 1993 and they enjoyed 28 years together until his passing February 9, 2021.     


Carol is survived by her children, Shawn Sosnoski, Tim Sosnoski & wife Lori, Erin Trask & husband Edward, Tara Schleef & husband Daniel; her step-daughters, Karen Labac, Donna Howard & husband Jim; her brother, Richard Leatherman; 16 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great- grandchild.


She is pre-deceased by her husbands, Joseph Sosnoski and John VanVechten; her children, Moira Sosnoski, Dennis Sosnoski, and Kelly Sosnoski; her brother, Brian Leatherman.


Have you ever heard of the ‘Virtuous Woman’?  “…Her worth is far above rubies…She seeks wool & flax and willingly works with her hands…She also rises while it is yet night, and provides food for her household…She considers a field and buys it…she plants a vineyard...She girds herself with strength…and her lamp does not go out at night…She extends her hand to the poor…the needy…her household is clothed…Strength and honor are her clothing…She watches over the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness.  Her children rise up and call her blessed…Many daughters have done well MOM, but you excel them all.”


To know her personally…She loved the outdoors, the water, animals, birds- especially hummingbirds, botanicals, gardening, painting, sewing, knitting, crochet- and every craft imaginable, making puzzles, flying kites, dancing and dressing to the nines. After all…She was truly a New York Lady!  


Graveside service will be held on Monday, May 9, 2022 at 2 p.m. at the Musgrove Family Mortuary, 225 S. Danebo Avenue, Eugene. All are welcome. 

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