Carol Ann Wanzer

Carol Ann Wanzer, 55, of Mutiny Bay, died May 27, 2003, at her residence.

She was born Dec. 30, 1947, to Patritia E. Robinson and John “Jack” B. Jackson Jr. in Oak Harbor. She was the granddaughter of Roy and Margarite Robinson, who established Robinson’s Resort on Mutiny Bay in the early 1900s.

Her childhood was spent traveling the United States with her family since her father was a warrant officer in the United States Navy. She lived in the Philippine Islands for two years before returning to the United States to attend Sammamish High School in Bellevue. She was the captain of the Samena Club girls swim team and signet girl of the year for 1965, the year she graduated. She moved to Bellingham following high school, where she made a home for her and her two children. She graduated from Western Washington University in 1991 with a bachelor of science in biology.

She married Gary Wanzer on July 22, 1995, in Big Rock Garden, Bellingham. According to her family, Gary loved and cared for Carol day and night during the 16 months of her illness.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a niece, Jamie E. Jackson.

She is survived by her husband, Gary Wanzer; two daughters, Katie Dewitt and Rachel Wanzer and her fiance, Zoli Semanate; a son Eli Dewitt; a daughter-in-law, Heather, of Bellevue; two grandchildren, Leo and Raquel Semanate of Lynnwood; a brother, John B. Jackson III and his wife, Marnie, and their daughter, Lindsey; a niece, Erin Jackson-Long and her husband, Paul, and their children, Lauren, Halley and Evan of Port Orchard; a nephew, John B. Jackson IV and his wife, Natasha, and their daughter, Jamie, of Seabec.

A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Freeland. A reception will follow at Carol’s home at 6056 Robinson Road, Freeland.

Memorials may be made to the Whidbey Island Hospice; or to the Whidbey General Hospital Medical Ambulatory Care Center.