Born December 1, 1935, in Turlock, California, to parents Arvid Dimberg and Lois Fullerton Dimberg,
Entered into Life Eternal on June 20, 2019, in Sacramento, California.
Carol passed away at the age of 83 after a courageous battle with multiple health struggles. She is survived by her loving husband of nearly 60 years, Joel Blaylock of Elk Grove, California; her brothers Ronald Dimberg (Arletta) of Charlottesville, Virginia, and Daniel Dimberg (Pamela) of Angels Camp, California; daughters Melinda Malaspino (Troy) of Folsom, California and Kathleen Curtright (David) of Stockton, California; and grandchildren Marc Malaspino (Brittany) and Christine Reginato (Alex) of Folsom and Brendon and Nicholas Curtright of Stockton.
Carol grew up on the farm in Turlock, surrounded by Dimberg and Fullerton grandparents, uncles, aunts, and cousins, fiercely proud of her family roots and Swedish heritage. A lifelong Lutheran, she was confirmed at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Turlock, where she was an active Luther Leaguer, and was one of the first campers at Mount Cross Lutheran Bible Camp in the Santa Cruz Mountains. She graduated from Turlock High School in 1953 and continued school at California Lutheran Bible School in Los Angeles.
In 1955, Carol moved to Sacramento and worked at Lutheran Church of the Master. She soon met Joel, and the two were married at Carol’s childhood church on August 2, 1959. Carol and Joel raised their daughters in Rancho Cordova, where they moved right before Kathleen was born in 1964. As church organist at Advent Lutheran Church in Citrus Heights and Grace American Lutheran Church in Rancho Cordova, Carol fostered a love of music in her daughters.
When Melinda and Kathleen were both in school, Carol worked as church secretary, a medical office clerk, and health services assistant and office clerk in Folsom Cordova Unified School District. She retired from White Rock Elementary school in 1999. In retirement, Carol enjoyed watching her grandchildren grow up, attending numerous sporting events and music and theater performances.
A Memorial Service in celebration of Carol’s life will be held at Advent Lutheran Church, 5901 San Juan Avenue, Citrus Heights, on Saturday, July 20, at 1 p.m. with a reception following in the church Friendship Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, the Alzheimer’s Association, and Advent Lutheran Church.