On Wednesday, September 14, 2022, Carolyn Louise Podratz passed away at the age of 80. Born to Milton and Lillian Ragsdale, she graduated from Eureka High School and attended Humboldt State College.

Carolyn was very involved in Scouting in Santa Clara County and received the Silver Beaver award for her many contributions. She was a den mother, helped to set up new Cub Scout Packs throughout the council, a member of the Women’s Reserve, and participated in training events such as Brownsea at Camp High Sierra. As a member of the Redwood Empire Golf & Country Club in Fortuna, she was an active golfer for 30 years. Other passions were stamp collecting and playing card games with friends and family. Scrabble was a favorite game with her mother.

Carolyn is survived by children: Alan, Andy, and Laura; her grandchildren: Katie & Nick, Andrew, Alexander & William.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, October 23rd from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Eureka Elks Lodge at 445 Herrick Avenue.


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