Carol Bernadine Jeffries was born July 10, 1925 in Duluth to Olaf and Carrie Ostrom. She was raised in Duluth and graduated from Denfeld High School. On September 27, 1952 she married Lyle Jeffries in Iowa. They made their home in the Minneapolis area. In 1959 they moved to Cambridge. Carol worked for Isanti County Welfare Department for several years, later for John Dablow Law Office and then Jim Dehn Law Office. Carol loved hosting all of the family activities at their lake home in rural Cambridge. She enjoyed helping at Ostrom’s Greenhouse and she volunteered as a teachers’ aid working with the kindergarten at Cambridge Elementary School. Carol was an avid reader and enjoyed gardening, flowers and nature. In September of 2005 they moved to River Hills Assisted Living.
Carol passed away on May 2, 2009 at GracePointe Crossing West Gables at the age of 83 years, 9 months and 22 days. She is survived by her husband, Lyle of Cambridge; 2 daughters, Patti Conrad of Edina, Judy (Ralph) Nelson of Bossier City, Louisiana; 6 grandchildren, Sara, Amy, David, Brooke, Christian and Aaron; 9 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Lloyd Ostrom of Cambridge, Glen (Marlene) Ostrom of Daytona Beach, Florida; 1 sister, Janice (Fred) Tunell of Superior, Wisconsin; and by other relatives and friends.