Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Carol Anne Byous Frauenholz Passes in Mackay, Idaho

Carol Anne Byous Frauenholz was born Aug. 3, 1939, in Ashton, the oldest of four children born to Clifford Hugh Byous and Billye Bob (Anderson) Byous. She spent her early years in Logan, Utah, and Blackfoot and Pingree, Idaho. The family moved to Cobalt, Idaho, in 1950, where she continued elementary school. She moved to Mackay in 1952 and graduated from Mackay High School in 1957. While in high school, she was active in several school clubs and led the school's twirling drill team.Following high school, Carol worked at the Naval Reactors Facility at the National Reactor Testing Station, now INL, as a technical librarian and at Tubular Rivet and Stud Co. in Quincy, Mass.
In 1960, she met Lowell H. Frauenholz, and they were married in 1961. They lived in Massachusetts for two years and had a son, Douglas Lowell Frauenholz, then moved to Livermore, Calif., in 1963 and had a daughter, Diane Carol Frauenholz (Frye). They stayed in Livermore until 1985, when they moved to Mackay, proud owners of the century-old Mackay Mansion.
Throughout her life, Carol was a dedicated horsewoman, owning and riding several pleasure horses both independently and as a member of several organizations, both in California and Idaho. With her husband, Lowell, she became an avid square-dancer and talented round-dance teacher. She was active in the South Custer Historical Society and St. Barbara's Catholic Church, as a Eucharistic minister, and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and Mackay Women's Club. She enjoyed handcrafts, knitting and creating imaginative gifts for family and friends, and building small collections such as Betty Boop, Raggedy Ann, Elvis and the Twelve Days of Christmas.
A generous and loving wife and stay-at-home mother, she is probably best remembered in Mackay as "Nanny" to the five Green children, who blessed her life over almost 15 years.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Lowell H. Frauenholz; children, Douglas and Diane; sisters, Peggy Lee Kent and Mary Lou (Felix) Dela Cruz; brother, Jeffery Clifford (Jill) Byous; two half-sisters, Lori Ann Charboneau and Mary Jo Mitchell; and many nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by both parents. Her final request was a line from a poem she loved: "Remember me with smiles and laughter, for that is how I will remember you all. If you can only remember me with tears, then don't remember me at all." A viewing and a rosary will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 16, 2010, at the Lost River Funeral Chapel in Arco. A Catholic Requiem Mass will be said at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, at St. Barbara's Church in Mackay, followed by a celebration of her life. Interment will follow services in Mt. McCaleb Cemetery in Mackay. Carol asked that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made in her name to the South Custer Historical Society or the Mackay EMTs.
Published in Post Register on August 15,

Mt. McCaleb Cemetery, Mackay, Idaho

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