Carole passed into the next life at home early in the morning on November 15, 2023, in Eugene, Oregon. She was 82. Carole was born March 3, 1941, in Eugene, Oregon to Walter Hans Nielsen and Andrea Marie (Jensen) Nielsen.
She grew up in the Junction City area, and graduated from Junction City High School in 1959. As a young woman, Carole attended Oregon State University, where she studied Home Economics. She also attended Eugene Business College.
On September 3, 1961, Carole married Wayne Edward Wells in Junction City, Oregon. They were married for 40 years before Wayne passed away on March 2, 2002. Carole managed the household and raised their 3 daughters.
She enjoyed gardening, reading, and watching the birds in her garden. Anyone who knew her admired her abundant and beautiful flowers. She adored the many kitties she had over the years, and used the moniker "the cat lady".
She was preceded in death during childhood by her brother, Alan George Nielsen (Sonny).
She is survived by her 3 daughters: Laura Stewart, Debra Canter, and Karen Admire, 6 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 1pm on Friday, November 24th at West Lawn Memorial Park in Eugene, Oregon.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Green Hill Humane Society.