Carol Joan (Horner) Bryant, 77, passed on to eternal life October 24, 2018 due to complications related to dementia.
Carol was born January 2, 1941 in Waterford, Wisconsin, the eldest child of Everett T. and Majel J. (Nelson) Horner. She attended a one room rural school through the 8th grade, graduating in 1958 from Waterford Union Free High School. She earned a BS in elementary education from Olivet Nazarene University in 1962 and taught in the Chicago, South Bend, IN and Racine, WI areas while earning a MS in elementary education. In 1974 she married Clyde Bryant and moved, with her two sons, to the west side of Madison. While substitute teaching for the Madison School District, she earned a second master's degree in special education from the University of Wisconsin. She then served as special education teacher at Lodi Elementary School and finally at West Middleton Elementary School, from which she retired.
Carol's church has always been a very important part of her life. She was brought up in the Nazarene Church, and, upon moving to Madison, she and Clyde became members of the First Church of the Nazarene on the east side of Madison. Later they transferred membership to High Point Church and for the past 11 years attended Blackhawk Evangelical Free Church.
Carol was a world traveler. She especially enjoyed visiting family in Denmark and Austria, as well as hosting them when they visited the US. Over the years she managed to visit many of the states and six of the seven continents, missing only Antarctica.
Carol was preceded in death by her parents and her sister in law Linda Horner. She is survived by her husband Clyde; her sons Jim (Elena) Robbins of GA and Greg (Margi) Robbins of CO; her brother Tom Horner and sister Jeanne (Robert) Ransdell; grand daughters Erin, Shayna and Madison Robbins; and, Stacy Bingham, a special girl she loved as if she were a granddaughter.
The family would like to especially thank the staff of the Haven, Attic Angel Place, for the wonderful, compassionate care they provided Carol during the last year and one half of her journey along the paths of dementia.
A memorial service will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, December 14, 2018 at Attic Angel Place Community Room, 8301 Old Sauk Rd., Middleton. A reception will follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Resident Aid Fund of Attic Angel Place, 8301 Old Sauk Road, Middleton, WI, 53562, are suggested.
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Clyde - We were sorry to learn of Carol's passing, but how encouraging to know that she passed on to eternal life. She will be missed. Our condolences to you and the rest of your family. Tom & Barb Hoffner
My heart goes out to Clyde and the rest of the family. I have known Carol since our college days at Olivet. She was a wonderful, generous, kind lady. I so enjoyed our “sister” reunions. Even when Carol was in extreme pain, she never complained. She will be missed.
Jeanne, Carol's sister, is my sister-in-law. Over the years I've met Carol a few times but mostly accompanied her life vicariously through Jeanne. Reading her Obituary reminded me of what an amazing and special person Carol has been. I look forward to spending more time with her in heaven! Bonnie (Ransdell) Sloat
I am one of Carol's Olivet "Sisters" when we shared many memories and laughs. She was always a gracious, soft-spoken lady. My prayers are with the family for wisdom and strength.
Carol has been my friend for 68 years. We roomed together at camp and college. She was in my wedding in 1959. She was sweet and kind. Our parents were best friends. I loved Carol. I send love to her wonderful husband Clyde who gave her much joy and happiness. I send love to the entire family. The Hornets were like family to me. God speed dear friend💝🙏🌈
I am so sorry to hear of Carol's passing. She was such a fun and lovely person. We have known each other since College days at Olivet where we shared in so many music activities. I went home with her for a weekend a couple times and felt so welcomed. My prayers for you, Clyde, and the kids. I recall the time that Ovid and I stayed overnight with you on our way home from a concert in Wisconsin.
She will always be in my memory.
Please accept my family’s heartfelt condolences on the loss of your dear loved one, Mrs. Bryant. May you find comfort in fond memories of her, and hope in God’s promise to restore those asleep in death to perfect life on a paradise Earth, finally ridding us of death, forever.
We have had the pleasure of knowing Carol since before she and Clyde were married and are filled with sorrow at her death. Carol was a person of great Christian faith who was consistently kind, thoughtful and considerate. Carol cared for our oldest daughter, Melissa, when our middle daughter, Arianna, was born. We will remember sharing and exchanging holidays in Madison when our children were young. We will remember her kindness in giving Christmas gifts to our children and then later our grandchildren: kind and thoughtful. We remember our fun filled cruise shared with Clyde and Carol, meeting up in Hawaii and places in Europe, as well as appreciating their visits to Potomac and our visits to Madison. We are so happy to have had Carol be a part of our life. Carol was compassionate and accepting and, therefore, most loving. Her intentions were always kind. We know she is now safe, home, without pain, without confusion, and in the loving and secure arms of her God and heavenly father. ...with kind thoughts and fond remembrances, Mary Margaret and Del Smith
Carol was a superb example to me especially during our younger years. A woman of character, poise and loving concern for others. I am looking forward to seeing her again in a grand celebration. Ruth Robbins Comstock
My prayers are with you and the family. What a beautiful picture and the smile she had was so sweet.Remember all your neighbors are here for you. My door is always open if you want to talk. Take one day at a time for healing the pain from your loss.
Carol and Clyde were members of our Lifegroup Bible Study Group for a few years. Their love for the Lord was an inspiration. Sandy and Jim Southard
Prayers of comfort, strength and blessing to Clyde, Jim & Greg and their families. Carol was a precious lady who loved her family & will be missed indeed. Thankful for the wonderful memories we hold in our hearts until we are reunited with our loved ones again someday.
I will miss this dear cousin I was close to in her growing up years.
Carol was a lifelong superb cousin. Kind. Cheerful. Loving.
Reliable. Thorough. Thoughtful.
My condolences to Wes and family.
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