Obituary: Elizabeth M. ‘Beth’ Carroll

November 11, 1926 – January 29, 2018

Elizabeth M. ‘Beth’ Carroll

Elizabeth M. “Beth” Carroll passed away in Issaquah, Wash. on January 29, 2018.  She was 91.  In her final years Beth was cared for by her daughter Cindy and grandson Joe.

Elizabeth Means was born to G. Earl Means and Genevieve (Rosswog) Means in Cordova on November 11, 1926.  She and her siblings, Bob, Bill, and Lois grew up in Cordova. Beth left Cordova to attend Northwestern University and became a teacher. She taught school in Chicago.

She later owned and operated the Reef Restaurant in Kent, Wash. for many years, selling it in 1986.  Beth then successfully sold restaurants before retiring at 70.  At that time Beth moved to Issaquah to be near her children.

She began collecting antique glass, jewelry, old photos, and much more.  She spent many happy hours traveling the country in her search for “treasure”.

She is survived by her son Tim Carroll and daughters Cindy and Christina Carroll. Grandchildren Sherlock, Jason, and Joe Carroll; Brianna Hoopes; Ryan, Brandon, and Jeff Carroll; and Madison Carroll; great-grandsons Ryder Hoopes and Thomas Sherlock, all from the Seattle, Washington, area.  She is also survived by longtime friend Lee Kalmbach of Kent, Washington.



By Elizabeth “Beth” Means


Remember the land of Alaska

Where you once found time to roam;

Remember the little city there

That you wished you might call “home”;

Remember the mountains, fast losing their snow,

And the waves, when they called, “Don’t go”,

From the depths of the churning foam.


Remember the friendly people there,

So satisfied and free,

So proud of the town ‘neath the mountains,

Content with their home by the sea;

Remember? You left your heart with them

To keep for you ‘til you come again;

Remembering all these things, why then

You might remember me.


August 1940

13 years old