Carole Ann Rector

carole rector

Carole Ann Rector


Carole Ann Hopper was born the only child to Robert and Kathryn Hopper on September 1st, 1946.  Her early childhood was spent in Queens, NY before her family relocated upstate to Newburg, NY.  
After high school Carole started working for a bank, and at the age of 20 announced to her parents that she and her best friend, Stephanie would be moving cross-country to California.  They packed up all of their belongings in the back of a Volkswagon bug and made the move to the Bay Area.  A few years after living in CA, Carole attended a Halloween party without a costume, and met the love of her life, Michael Rector - also not in costume.
They were married on September, 22nd 1973 in Newburg, NY.  They welcomed their son, Brian on June 11th, 1976 and their daughter, Julie on June 9th, 1980. They have resided in Parker, CO since 1978.
Carole took a lot of pride in raising her children and was always very involved in their school activities, and never missed a game.  Her passion in life was being a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend.  She could light up any room with her contagious laugh, and ability to always have a good time no matter where she was.  She loved spending time with friends, traveling, and enjoying a glass of Chardonnay.  
Carole is preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Michael Rector.  She was a devoted mother to Brian Rector and Julie Odell, and mother in law to Christina Rector and Mark Odell.  Carole is also survived by her 4 grandchildren and absolute lights of her life - Colten (11) and Cannon (8) Rector and Emersyn (6) and Greysyn (2) Odell.


  A Celebration of Carole's Life will be held at the Parker United Methodist Church on Friday, May 24, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.  



Family and friends are encouraged to share stories and photographs of Carole here on her website (click "Tribute Wall" tab to access).

View current weather.

Memories Timeline


  1. The first memory I have of Carole Ann, my cousin, was in 1947 at our grandparents' summer home in Miller Place on Long Island, NY.  She was sitting in a high chair repeatedly throwing her rattle on the floor for me to pick up and laughing when she got it back. Over the years at family reunions, weddings, and get togethers Carole was always welcoming, down to earth, and quick with a laugh. Ron and I wished that we didn't live so far away  because I'm sure we would have seen each other more frequently.  The yearly letters we exchanged at Christmastime caught us up on family milestones.  We will miss her positive presence in this world.

  2. Carole….you were an amazing friend for 22 years. I will miss our talks, lots of laughter and one of the best friends I have ever had.
    You fought until the end, always a smile on your face and an amazingly positive attitude.
    We all lost one very special person and you will be so greatly missed.

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle