Crouch, Carole Jean
Carole Jean Crouch
Carole met her husband Bob Scott (now deceased) at Boise College. They had five children. Bob was in the Air Force, and later was a pilot for Northwest Orient Airlines.
Deceased in May 1999, age 70.
From the 1945 Mar-Ken School Yearbook, Senior Broadcast page:
CAROLE CROUCH – Was born in the beautiful town of Boise Idaho, on May 26, 1928. Entering any of her classes she can easily be spotted by her chief characteristics, talking and giggling. Hot Fudge sundaes are her passion. Carole swings a mean violin, and when she makes a mistake (which is very seldom), you can always hear her say, “Oh my doodness”. She hopes to some day own a recording studio.
Senior Nicknames: Speed.
Carole was a member of Los Buenos Vecinos (The Good Neighbors, Spanish Club) in 1945.
Richard Gardner writes: This is Carol Crouch who I spent a lot of time with early in 1945. The car is a 1941 Desoto convertible that my father owned. Carol was born and raised in Idaho and had a drivers license at an early age. If I remember correctly, Idaho allowed drivers to be licensed at 14. I’m guessing that this may have been because it was largely an agricultural state and it was practical have children living on farms to be able to drive. Carol was not a farm raised kid. Her father was the Passenger Agent for Union Pacific in Boise, and she was raised in that city. She played both the violin and piano and I’m assuming her mother thought it might be possible for Carol to have a career in the film business because of her musical prowess. As far as I know she only appeared in one film and that in the background playing the violin in a small concert orchestra. It was a film about a classical pianist, John Garfield and Joan Crawford who was trying to control his career as a patron [Humoresque – 1946]…. Carol went to USC for awhile during the time I was in the Army and I believe moved back to Boise after one year at SC due to the ill health of her mother. She later married and had several kids.
[Photo and comments courtesy of Richard Gardner – August 23, 2005]