We lost our dear Carol Joy Sellers (Chastain) on April 17th 2023 after a very long and brave battle with breast cancer.
She was born February 24th 1948 to Lester and Hazel Chastain of Yakima, WA where she grew up enjoying summer vacations boating, swimming and water skiing at the potholes reservoir.
Eventually Carol embraced her inner flower child and moved to Seattle. She was a true hippie, making jewelry, creating astrological charts and peddling her wares at The Pikes Place Market where she also began her bartending career.
She adored and was adored by her small town of Wilkeson, WA where she settled into and lived for over 40 years with her husband Richard L Sellers Sr. who preceded her in death. She was an active member of her community, joining her local Eagles club and volunteering in her children’s school. Many know her as their local bartender who always had a joke to tell and a smile to give. The last of her working years were spent as a switchboard operator at The Rainier State School where she retired from four years ago.
Carol set an example and was an inspiration to all of us as she truly lived life to the fullest.
She found joy in each and every day. She had many interests that included nature walks, sing-a- longs, seahawks, and thrift-storing. She learned to play the guitar and joined a band in her forties and got her first tattoo at the age of 70. She was a free spirit who could often be seen dancing the night away. Above all else though, she valued her friends and family.
She is survived by her sister Kendra McLemore of Lacy, her son Quincy Quigg (Megan) of Seattle, her daughter Keely Zornes (Billy) of Bonney Lake, her granddaughter Valyn Peasner and her great grandson Easton Greenfield both of Bonney Lake.
When the leaves rustle in the fall breeze remember her wild and free spirit and when the winter pansies bloom in the early spring remember her strength to survive. We hope that our hearts can heal just a little bit with each passing season. From her we’ve learned to dance while our body allows it, to sing while we still have a voice, and to fight as long as we have the will.
A celebration of life will be held at The Wilkeson Eagles Hall June 3rd at 2:00pm.