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Sandra K. Carroll

April 23, 1938 — September 12, 2023


Madison- Sandra Taft Carroll passed away September 12, 2023 at Oak Park Place. Sandra was born in Chicago, IL on April 23, 1938, the daughter of Fletcher and Loraine (Thomas) Taft.

She was married to Tom Carroll at the Geneva Presbyterian Church in 1958. Beginning in 1970 Sandy and her family began a somewhat nomadic life as Tom’s position with RR Donnelley and Sons took them to several locations ranging from Glasgow, Kentucky to New York, New York to Reno, Nevada, and back to the Chicago area. They moved to Madison, WI in 2015.

Sandy was a member of the Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church in Cottage Grove. The Presbyterian Church was a constant in Sandy’s life as she moved across the country. She was active in Presbyterian Women, enjoyed working in the kitchen and loved the fellowship. She was known for her cheerfulness as she worked with others.

Sandy was a very talented crafter and enjoyed sewing and art. Shew as an excellent cook and loved hosting parties.

She started work as a keypunch operator and moved up to computer analyst following graduation from Truckee Meadows Community College.

Sandy cared deeply about family and kept the family connected through many family events and reunions.

Sandy is survived by her husband Tom; daughters, Sharon Smith and Nancy Carrol; son, Jim Carroll; grandchildren, Caryn and Craig Smith and Ian Karby; great grandson, Theo Smith.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church. Memorial gifts to American Family Children’s Hospital, PO Box 8336, Madison, WI, 53708 would be appreciated.

The family thanks that staff at Oak Park Place for excellent long term care, and Agrace HospiceCare Inc. for their gentle care during her final days.

Please share your memories of Sandy by posting in her Guestbook at:

Cress Funeral Services

3325 E. Washington Avenue, Madison

(608) 249-6666

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