Obituary of Carol Willumsen
Carol H. Willumsen, 79, passed away at University Hospital at Stony Brook on Friday, July 27, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Southampton, NY on February 22, 1933 to Fredrick G. Willumsen and Dorothy Schwenk Willumsen.
She is survived by her nieces and nephew, Linda Jones of Water Mill, Susan Willumsen of Kingston, NH, Patricia DiBenedetto of Lincoln, RI, Robin Gibbs of of Calverton, Gail Willumsen of Los Angeles, CA, Brien Willumsen of Calgary, Canada and Michelle Willumsen of Los Angeles CA. She is also survived by her sister-in-laws, Jeanne Willumsen of Southampton and Jacquie Willumsen of Calgary, Canada. She is preceded in death by her brothers, Theodore Willumsen of Calgary, Canada and Robert L. Willumsen of Southampton.
Carol's career was in forensic toxicology for the Nassau County Medical Examiners Office. Her true passion was her love of dogs, especially Whippets. In the 1960's, under the Willcare name, Carol began the breeding of Whippets and the tradition of dog breeding continues today through her niece, Susan. Carol was a recognized AKC licensed judge whose assignments took her far and wide. She was a mentor and a friend to many in the sport of dogs.
In her retirement she enjoyed many activities; her hobbies included: swimming, card games and gathering with friends. She will be immensely missed by all those whom she has touched.
A future memorial service will be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to "Take the Lead", PO Box 6353, Watertown, NY 13601;an organization close to her heart.