Carrie was born May 28, 1959, in Santa Ana, CA, went to be with her Lord and Savior on July 9, 2011. Carrie graduated from Cal Poly, SLO with a teaching degree in Home Economics and received a Masters in Special Education. She began her teaching career at Vandenburg Middle School in the early 1980′s teaching Home Economics and Science. She formed a state chapter of the Future Homemakers of America at VMS, which was so popular at school that it became the largest chapter in the state.
Moving to the Hawaiian Island of Maui, Carrie taught for several years before returning to her home in Arroyo Grande where she taught science at Lompoc Valley Middle School. During that time several of her students asked her to start a Bible Believer’s Club that was attended by many students. Carrie had a gift of reaching out to people, especially her students. They knew she genuinely loved and cared for them.
For the past five years, Carrie worked as a trainer with The Center For Teacher Effectiveness, and was recently promoted to director. She was a wonderful mother, daughter, sister and friend. She will always be remembered for her faith in Christ and her spontaneous zest for life.
Carrie is survived by her son Charles Robert Chase, her parents Robert and Carolyn Chase and her siblings Merril Allen, Marty Arismendi, and Bill Chase.
A memorial celebration of Carrie’s life will be held on Monday, July 18th, at 1 p.m. at Grace Bible Church located at 100 Rodeo Dr., in Arroyo Grande. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Lyme Disease Research in care of Carrie’s family.
Arrangements under the direction of the Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel in Grover Beach.
This Lyme Quilt square was made by Christina Murphy in honor of Carrie Chase. To learn more about the Lyme Quilt click here.