Carol Lee Barkalow, 72, of North Liberty, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.
Funeral services were held Feb. 4 at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. Burial was at Ridgewood Cemetery in North Liberty. Memorials in Carol’s memory can be made to Mercy Hospital, through the Mercy Foundation. Online condolences can be sent to her family at www.gayandciha.com.
Carol Lee Ambrose was born May 22, 1941, in Iowa City; daughter of Farrel “FL” and Claris (Moscow) Ambrose. She attended school at City High and worked many jobs throughout her life. She owned and operated Liberty Cleaning for many years. North Liberty has been home for many years; she cherished her flowers, affectionately known as her “posies,” bingo, and exploring yard sales.
Her family includes her children, Richard Ambrose of Illinois, Melissa Lesnet of Iowa City, Kris (Tim) Irwin of Wisconsin, Jon (Joann) Barkalow of North Liberty, Neil (Renee) Barkalow of Mount Vernon, Troy Barkalow of North Liberty, Tracy (Cassie) Barkalow of Iowa City and Justin (Nicole) Barkalow of North Liberty; siblings, Rose Ambrose of Coralville, Harry Ambrose of North Liberty and Gerry Ambrose of Coralville; step-mother, Dorothy Ambrose; grandchildren, Megan, Ellie, Zariel, Scarlett, Sonny and Ava; extended family members, Dianna Rath, Jackie, Melinda, Stanley, Chad and Misty Ambrose.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Farrel Ambrose Jr. (Peggy); and aunts, Marilyn Havel and Velma Roskup.