Carol Lee Lytle
Feb. 21, 1950 - May 5, 2023

Carol Lytle passed away at home in Eureka on May 5, 2023. She was born in San Bernardino County to David Funderburg and Dorothy May Deam (Luderman), and was later family with her step-father Bill Luderman and step-mother, Virginia Funderburg. She attended Pacific High School. Carol had two sons, Carl and Kevin, with her first husband, Dennis Patton in the San Bernardino area. She worked as a bus driver, later moving to Eureka closer to her sons and grandchildren, and finding her partner Doug. She worked in an insurance office, bartended, and completed a College of the Redwoods program leading to her work in the nursing field.

Carol married her second husband, Lynn Lytle, and they lived many years in Olympia Washington, where Carol was employed by the State of Washington as an administrative and information systems assistant. After retiring, Carol and Lynn moved to Grants Pass, Oregon and then back to Eureka. She lived in Humboldt County for about 21 years all together.

Carol enjoyed spending time with family and cuddling with her various little dogs. She loved birds, especially hummingbirds, and spent time gardening and growing many types of flowers. She took pride in Lynn’s creative woodwork and enjoyed cooking and playing card games, dominos, and sharing stories with friends and family.

Carol’s siblings were Linda, Denise, David, Chester, and Treva. She had step-children Jimmy, Jesse, Cathy, and Jeanette. She was blessed with grandchildren Amy, Jillian, Eric, Ashlee, Kayla, Bryce, Sean, Jack, and Willy. Her many great-grandchildren were Ryan, Allee, Lokia, Julionna, James, Jerica, Stephen, Cameron, Kaitlyn, Alex (Hunter), Madison, Jasmine, and Jameson. She had one great-great grandchild, Karter. Carol’s nephews and nieces were Rick, Kim, Jessica, Selena, Ashley, Kyle, David, Rebecca, Bill, Chuck, and Annie.


The obituary above was submitted on behalf of Carol Lytle’s loved ones. The Lost Coast Outpost runs obituaries of Humboldt County residents at no charge. See guidelines here. Email