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Obituary for Bobby J. Carroll
5 July, 1943 - 12 December, 1991
From The Idaho Press-Tribune,
December, 1991
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo



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Bobby Carroll

     Bobby J. Carroll, 48, of Nampa, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 1991, of natural causes at his home.  Vigil services will be celebrated at 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at Persons-Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Nampa.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Paul's Catholic Church, Nampa.  The Rev. Father Alfred Puccinelli, S.M., will be the celebrant.  Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Nampa.
     Mr. Carroll was born July 5, 1943, at Knoxville, Tenn., a son of Lloyd D. Arp and Inez Helton and was later adopted by Samuel E. Carroll.  He moved with the family, grew up and attended school in Tennessee, Georgia and Ohio, graduating from Rock Creek (Ohio) High School.  He then moved with the family to Nampa where he attended Northwest Nazarene College, Nampa, and Boise (then) Junior College and had since lived and worked in Nampa except for the time he spent in the military.  He enlisted in the U.S.M.C. March 8, 1963, in Boise and served in Vietnam and was released from active duty Oct. 13, 1966, at Camp Pendleton, Calif.  He married Carol J. Arehart Sept. 12, 1966, at Nampa, and following his discharge, they returned to Nampa.  He worked as an automotive mechanic for J.C. Penney, Dobbs Motors, and then for Whit's Auto Repair until failing health forced his to retire in July, 1989.
     His children and grandchildren were the pride of his life.
     Bobby was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church.
     Survivors include his wife, Carol of Nampa; two sons, Todd D. Carroll and Jason S. Carroll, both of Napa, a daughter and son-in-law, Katrina L. and Danny L. Rhoades of Nampa; his mother, Inez Carroll of Caldwell; his step-mother, Gaynelle Hebert of Greeneville, Tenn.; two brothers, Samuel E. Carroll of Nampa and Curtis Carroll of Homedale; three sisters, Valeria Robinson and Jolene Carroll, both of Boise, and Judy Nation of Middleton; two step-sisters, Vivian Mason and Joette Cooper, both of Greeneville, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Tessa and Travis Rhoades, both of Nampa, and several nieces and nephews.
     He was preceded in death by his father and his adoptive father.