Carol Jean Douglas, 74, passed away Sunday, September 23, 2012, at her home.

She was born February 28, 1938, in Richland, Ind., the daughter of Lemule and Oldine (Davis) Tennyson.

Carol Jean enjoyed farming and caring for the livestock on the family farm. Over the years, she and Charlie became known across the area for raising goats, chickens, donkeys and even llamas. She also had a special love for her dogs and "Dusty" her donkey. She and Charlie enjoyed attending all types of auctions and could hardly drive past a yard sale without stopping. They rarely missed a Friday night at "Dinky's", which was their primary source for trading animals. For many years, they cared for them together, but when Charlie became physically unable, Carol continued to do the feeding and watering, even during the coldest of winters. She was known to be one of the hardest working women around and truly loved all animals. Carol was the last of the great old-fashioned cooks. She loved cooking for the family and anyone who stopped by. 

Survivors include her two sons, Gary Jerome and Wayne Jason Forston; stepsons, Charles Michael and Daniel Lee Douglas; stepdaughter, Rebecca A. Buxton; five grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren; 10 stepgreat-grandchildren; four sisters, Mary Ray Beadles, Linda Laverne Hill, Viola Ruth Casey and Charlene Sue Schnuck; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Charles Paul Douglas, who passed away this year on May 9, 2012.

Services will be held Thursday, September 27, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Holders Funeral Home in Owensville, Ind., with the Pastor Steven Claspell officiating. Burial will be in the Blythe Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 26, 2012, at the funeral home.