Carolyn M. Ringstad (Hanley) was born January 11, 1945 in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho to Erling and Elsie (Warnke) Ringstad. She died September 24, 2023.
She grew up and attended school in Coeur d’ Alene, ID. After graduation in 1963 she enrolled at NIC. In 1965 she went to work for GTE and retired from the company after 32 years of employment.
Over the years she enjoyed skiing, riding motorcycles, 4 wheeling, jet skiing, boating, camping, and her horses. She spent the summers at her property on the St. Joe River. Sewing, reading, and traveling were a passion of hers. The area she just loved visiting was the south eastern states. The history of that area, the elegance of a by gone year just enveloped her soul. She often said she was born a hundred years too late. She had visited all but 2 states in her travels.
She is survived by Chuck Hanley, of St. Maries, ID, her daughter Traci L Hanley of Kalispell, MT, sister Susan Ringstad Knapp, grandchildren Taylor, and Dylan Huber of Kingston, Idaho, great grandchildren Easton, & Wyatt Morgan they were her life and purpose for living, and nephew David Beckner. She was preceded in death by her parents.
She requested no service, so per her request we will not be having one; but she wants everyone to think of her when they drive past her old river property on the St. Joe. That was her favorite place to be.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Carolyn
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Hodge Funeral Home