Carol Ann Golden Evans Dimling – Class of 1966

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North Carolina – Carol Ann Golden Evans Dimling passed away on April 19th, 2015. Carol was born Dec 17th 1947 to Lola “Judy” Robinson and Warren Neale Golden in Camp Lee, Virginia. She was predeceased by her mother Judy Newsom and father Lemuel Lee Newsom, as well as her father-in-law John N. Dimling, Jr.

Carol graduated from Deep Creek High School in Chesapeake, Virginia in 1966. She attended various community colleges throughout her life and career. She held many jobs throughout her career, including a bookkeeper for Sears-Roebuck, and CP&P telephone as a phone operator. At the Pines Residential Treatment Center, she was an Administrator. Carol ended her career as CEO for Foundations for Home & Community.

Carol had many hobbies and causes that she supported, as well as many organizations to which she was a part. She was a board member of the Salem Montessori School, and associated with the Piedmont Land Conversancy. Carol served as Chair of the Foothills Chapter Sierra Club. She was also responsible for establishing the trail maintenance program at Cumberland Knob Gully Creek trail, and also took part in the Adopt-A-Highway program with the Sierra Club. An avid animal lover, Carol once rescued an Osprey in Kitty Hawk, NC, when all others had given up.

Carol is survived by husband John N. Dimling, III and his mother Temperance Dimling, of Winston-Salem, NC. Her daughter April Leigh Evans Smeraldo and her husband Caleb, of Boulder Creek, CA. Her brother Wayne Lee Newsom and his wife Nancy, of Chesapeake, VA. Her brother John Bradford Newsom of Wilmington, NC. Sister Judy “Gail” Newsom Sheffer and her husband Howard, of Chesapeake, VA. Her sister-in-law Kathryn Kornegay and her husband Jim, of Winston-Salem, NC. Her step-son John N. Dimling, IV and his wife Anna Grace Dimling, and their sons, Emory and Jack, in addition to many nieces and nephews throughout the country.

A memorial service will be held at Parkway United Church of Christ of Winston-Salem at 3:00pm on Saturday, April 25, 2015. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, or the Susan G. Komen Foundation . Online condolences may be expressed via the Winston-Salem Journal or the Virginian-Pilot in the obituaries sections.

Cremation Society of Virginia is handling the cremation services, and Carol’s ashes will be spread by family at locations special to her.

The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to the medical personnel at North Carolina Baptist Medical Center in treating Carol through this devastating illness and to Chesapeake Regional Hospice in their kindness and dignity with which they treated Carol on her final journey.

Published in The Virginian Pilot on Apr. 23, 2015 – See more at:

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