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Carole Francis Hubbard



Carole Francis Hubbard passed away peacefully, with her husband at her side, in the early morning of June 24. At her request, a service will not be held, but her life was celebrated June 28.

Carole was born Oct. 29, 1942 in Leeds, England, to John and Rita Bianchi, the youngest of three children. After her father passed, Carole immigrated with her mother, brother and sister to Hicksville, Long Island, N.Y., when she was 7 years old. Carole lived and worked in New York City throughout her early adult life, until moving to Florida to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville.

After receiving her undergraduate degree, Carole met Richard Thomas Hubbard, who pursued her as she strolled down the beach, then helped her dislodge her car which had become stuck in the sand. Ric and Carole married 10 months later, and were married for nearly 40 years.

Carole and Ric traveled throughout the world together, living in Taiwan, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru. and throughout Mexico. After the birth of their daughters, Carole and Ric settled in Cheney where they lived for 30 years.

Carole earned her master of science degree in speech pathology from Eastern Washington University in 1987. Carole was an active member of the Cheney Community Church, contributing with AWANA and women’s Bible study groups.

She was an avid seamstress who enjoyed quilting and creating items for her three grandchildren. She and Ric enjoyed frequent travels together thr


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