Carol was born July 7, 1937 in Los Angeles, Calif. to Ken and Martha Robinson. She grew up on her father’s ranch in Mackay, Idaho, and graduated from Mackay High School.
Carol served in the Navy Hospital Corps, worked as a ranch hand, telephone operator, lumber mill operator, Avon lady, bartender and school bus driver. She could drive a horse-drawn hay rig. Carol was Mackay, Idaho Rodeo Queen in 1953.
On the ranch, she loved to rescue the runts that would otherwise be doomed. She loved all animals, but her favorite pets were Siamese cats. She always loved to use the cracked plate and the chipped cup.
Carol was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers George and John Edwards, and her husband, Charlie Gonzales. She is survived by her sons John Anthis (wife Ida) and Mike Anthis (husband Raymond), and her brother Jim Robinson (wife Nina), niece Jami Grasmick (husband Bobby), and nephew Dustin (wife Chrisi).
She worshiped at Saint William’s Church in Thompson Falls.