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Carol Deann Herman

September 30 1942 to July 1 2009

Carol Herman (Lichty), a native of Estes Park, Colorado past away peacefully after a long and courageous battle with Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Carol Deann Herman was born September 30, 1942 in Estes Park, Colorado to Ken and Nettie (Grable) Lichty. The Lichty’s, owned “Ken Bakery” the oldest bakery on Elkhorn Ave. in Estes Park. As a young child, Carol spent her youth playing and working at the bakery as she was growing up. She went thru all of her school years with many of her native friends from Estes Park until her graduation in 1960. As many families did in the winter they traveled to warmer climates due to the harsh weather. After her graduation, Carol went to Beauty Collage in Phoenix AZ. While there, Carol secretly married her high school sweetheart Dwayne Peter Herman (also a native of Estes Park) on November 11th 1960, this secret was never revealed to anyone until 20 years after they were married. They married again, surrounded by family and friends on April 11, 1961 and of this union was born two daughters, Deann Buchanan of Granby, Colorado and Shamane Herman of Washington state.

After Dwayne was discharged from the Navy they settled down in Westminster, Colorado. Carol’s job while there was raising two wonderful daughters but she did take a break of several years and worked as a store detective for May, D&F. However her heart was always in Estes Park and was able to move back to the town that she loved 15 years later. Carol and Dwayne founded the Village Goldsmiths in 1976 on Elkhorn Ave. Side by side she worked with her husband until 1999 when they retired. Although they traveled extensively before that, it was not until after her retirement that her real adventures began. They traveled full time for 10 years visiting many countries and enjoying the best that life had to offer. They traveled to Africa, Newfoundland, New Zealand, Australia and all thru out Europe. Including all of the 50 states and Canadian providences.

Carol is survived by the love of her life Dwayne of 52 years, both daughters Deann (son in law Brian), Shamane, one brother J.D. Lichty, of Estes Park, Three grandsons Branden Sumner of Milliken, Tony Sumner of Greeley, Nathan (Maggie) of Washington State and one great grandchild, Hunter Groves. She was preceded in death by her parents Ken and Nettie.

During her lifetime Carol made many friends, she always had a smile on her face and a kind word in her heart. At this time a memorial services will take place at a future time to be decided. Carol’s favorite charity was the Pet Association of Estes Park, P.O. Box 4342, Estes Park, CO 80517 if you would like to make a donation in her name you would be helping one more animal.

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