Carol Sue Hicks: 1944-2022


Carol Sue Hicks slipped away on Jan. 18, 2022 at Providence Centralia Hospital. She was forever loyal to her loving family and friends who will both miss her and cherish her humor, her honesty and her colorful opinion. 

Carol was born to Raymond and Leta Hicks on June 20, 1944. Both of her parents and sister Wilma Pennington preceded her in death. She leaves behind her brothers Bob and Greg (Robyne) Hicks and an extended family of nephews, nieces and friends. 

Carol worked for 35 years at the Department of Natural Resources Webster Nursery. She was the chair of the Wednesday “Weed Control Meeting” at the Littlerock Tavern with co-workers and invited guests. She loved train rides, which began with her father many years ago with the railroad and later she shared the experience with a special nephew and niece on their memorable Seattle trips. 

Carol learned gardening, along with southern cooking and canning at the elbow of her mother. She loved Westport fishing, Reno trips and Centralia baseball. She enjoyed many years at the Centralia baseball parks and most recently with family and friends at Wheeler Field. Sometimes her calls differed from those of the umpire. 

Carol will be missed and forever in our hearts. Remembrances in her name can be made to the Salvation Army.