born and raised in Valley Stream, New York, was full of life. Once she was diagnosed with Lyme disease, she co-founded the Long Island Lyme Association where she helped many by running support group meetings, giving educational seminars and testifying before the US Senate and various other committees to help raise awareness. She was an avid animal lover, a loyal and loving wife, a joyful and caring friend, and devoted mother and grandmother.
Tegnander died February 17, 2006 following a long battle with ovarian cancer secondary to Lyme disease.
* “People who knew Carole saw she had an easy smile, was always up beat regardless of the pain she endured from two crushing illnesses. She lived her life by the motto, ‘NEVER QUIT.’” -Family statement