Carole Joan Moyer, resident of Ponca City, passed away April 14, 2017, in Claremore. She was 83 years old. She was born on March 5, 1934, the daughter of Guilford and Neva Shreckengaust in Galveston, Texas.
Carole worked as a prominent business woman owning and operating multiple businesses in Oklahoma for over 50 years. She was the first woman franchise owner of a Hertz Car Rental Licensee in Ponca City, Stillwater, Enid, Bartlesville and Guthrie. As an owner, she held a seat on the National Hertz Franchise Owners Association Board of Directors. When she wasn’t working, she enjoyed traveling with her family and friends to beautiful places in Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, India, Europe, Southeast Asia, as well as the U.S.
If you knew Carole, you knew her pets were an essential part of her family. She was a huge animal lover always caring for several animals at a time and never turning away a stray. In addition to taking care of her animals, she enjoyed working outside at her farm west of town, cleaning, mowing, trimming and working in her yard.
Her passion in life were her family and friends. She was known as a wonderful, caring and loving mother. She had a knack for writing poetry for fun and for special occasions for friends and family.
As an avid chef, she enjoyed making meals for her family and cooking weekend breakfasts for lifetime friends. Thankfully, she passed her love for cooking down to her children and grandchildren.
Survivors include her children, Michelle and husband Doug Macdonnell, of Stillwater, Brent Moyer, of Costa Rica, Parke Moyer and wife Barbie, of Austin, Texas, Mitch Moyer and wife Darlene, of Ponca City, and Mike Moyer and wife Kori, of Layton, Utah.
She also leaves behind seven grandchildren, Mandy Hogge, Dara Evans, Cody Moyer, Madison Moyer, Max Moyer, Camille Moyer and Cason Moyer and one sister, Mary Ann Calvert, of Atlanta, Ga.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Lee Moyer; her parents; sister, Phyllis Hocker and grandson, Drew Moyer.
Carole was proud to be an American and an Oklahoma. She loved life and everything that made it great. On Tuesday, April 25, we will celebrate the life of a wonderful woman at First Christian Church in Ponca City at 2 p.m. with Larry Metzger officiating.
During her life, she contributed to help support local sports teams, the arts and animal rescues. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her honor to the Ponca City Humane Society, 900 W. Prospect, Ponca City, OK 74601.
Her close friends and immediate family are invited to lunch at the First Christian Church at noon, before her ceremony.