Carol Otten

Carol Otten

As a young girl her family bought five acres on Cohawkin Road: it would be called the Triple T Ranch. Carol rode her horse, Tommy, all over the ranch and up and down Cohawkin; he’d let himself out of the pen and walk to their house when he wanted some attention; always behaved for Carol but he would buck any man who tried to ride him. The two were always popular in area parades. She was a 1955 graduate of Swedesboro High. Her early years found her at home giving loving care to her daughters and in her later years she went to work for several construction companies and the antique store in Woodbury. Carol and her husband frequently crisscrossed the country, out on the open road in their motor home. They were infatuated with the outdoors and finding things; they had panned for gold in Georgia, found Herkimer diamonds in New York, searched for shark’s teeth in the Chesapeake and had found so many old bottles that she had to auction off parts of her collection. One day she bought a new strainer for her sink and told Arnold she had enough of that old sink and wanted a new one: with tears in their eyes, the family cut down their old Magnolia Tree adjacent the home and built a country kitchen for the ages. Carol was always up for a good time especially if it involved a nip of Jack and Water. She’d connect with a handsome guy at a Repaupo Firehouse Square Dance: Carol had her eye on the late Arnold since she was 13. He never called her anything but “Doll” and his arrival home from work would find him skipping up the steps. They shared a 48-year marriage blessed by two daughters, Stacy DuBois and Karen Otten; and later by two grandchildren, Brett DuBois Jr. (Cherri) and Taylor Bill (Tyler); and a great granddaughter, Raelee Dubois. She was pre-deceased by her parents, Richard and Dorothy Taylor and son-in-law, Brett DuBois.Come celebrate 83 great years Wednesday 6-8 p.m. and Thursday 10-11 a.m. at Daley Life Celebration Studio, Swedesboro where there will be an 11 a.m. service. Interment Eglington Cemetery.


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