Carole P. Jurack, 77

Carole P. Jurack

CHESTERFIELD, OHIO — Carole P. Jurack (née LaVerne),  77, succumbed to a lengthy battle with cancer on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018.

She was the proud parent of daughter Sandra L. Vega (Lake Havasu City) and son Ronald A. Hayward (Las Vegas), and loving grandmother to Kyle, Kayla, Soleil and Jenna. She was with her family for the 2017 Christmas Season.

Carole was involved in key roles for The Mogul Corporation, Chagrin Falls; Western Maine Medical Center, Bridgton; Bay State Medical Center, Springfield; Windsor Hospital in Chagrin Falls and the Cleveland Clinic. Using her Marketing degree, she was an adjunct marketing team member for a travel agency owned by a friend.

Carole was the owner of a blue ribbon American Saddlebred horse, Regal’s Jewel. She was also credentialed in the Parrelli Method of horsemanship and they enjoyed trail rides at every available opportunity.

She contributed experience-based content and editing to “A History of The Mogul Corporation,” on file with the Chagrin Falls Historical Society and the history of the Knights Hill Community, on file with the Bridgton Historical Society and the Knights Hill Association.

As a long-term supporter of the Harvest Hills Animal Shelter, she took particular joy in being able to rescue orphaned dogs and cats, with her devoted Black Lab “Cash” being her most recent addition to the Jurack family. Monitoring young Loons and habitat protection on Moose Pond in Maine was also an important activity.

An award-winning photographer and artist, she mastered the techniques from black and white film chemistry in a home darkroom to the digital spectrum using pro level equipment. Her skills extended to pen and pencil, watercolor, and oil paint artistic achievements. With her husband, she was also a former board member of the Western Maine Art Group. She was also a volunteer children’s ski instructor at Pleasant Mountain (now Shawnee Peak), Maine.

In addition to a love of the New Hampshire 4,000-foot White Mountains, living in Western Maine, exploring the true American West of Montana and Wyoming, another favorite venue was bicycling the South of France or enjoying Paris. All these things she shared with her husband of 45 years, Charles “Chris” Jurack.

Carole will be remembered as an outgoing and enthusiastic woman who was highly supportive. She was sophisticated and witty and always had a great sense of humor.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary,, in Rapid City, South Dakota.

All services will be private. Arrangements by the DeJohn Funeral Home & Celebrations Center of Chesterland. Cremation by the DeJohn Crematory.

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