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Carol Jo Metsker

June 28, 1927 ~ November 5, 2020 (age 93)

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DR. CAROL J. METSKER
June 28, 1927 – November 5, 2020
Carol was born June 28, 1927, in Cherokee, Iowa, and died Nov. 5, 2020, in Denver, Colo.
She grew up in Keokuk, Iowa, but lived most of her life in Denver, Colo.
Having obtained her undergraduate degree from Washburn University in Kansas (B.Ed. 1956), she taught
fourth through sixth grades in Kansas and Illinois while pursuing her masters degree from the University
of Northern Colorado (Colorado State College) in Greeley and her doctorate from the University of
Illinois in Champagne Urbana. She joined the faculty of the University of Denver, School of Education, in
1966, and spent her long career as an educator, in the Dept. of Education, in social studies and student
teaching programs. She was also instrumental for many years in a special teachers training program at
D.U. for students from Saudi Arabia. She retired in about 1991.
She is survived by a niece from Colorado and a niece and nephew from Iowa, as well as a host of lifelong
friends, all of whom had her love and loyalty and returned it in kind. They are following her instructions
not to make a fuss, as they are certain she will haunt them, as only a lifelong teacher can, if they
disobey. But her favorite nonprofits were The Audubon Society and the Denver Museum of Nature and
Science.
Her instructions were that there should be no memorial or other service held and that her remains be
returned home to Montrose, Iowa, where she will be buried next to her parents in a family plot.

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