September 29, 2015
New Plymouth member Carol Jacox brings enthusiasm, a great sense of humor and a lifetime of skills. Born and raised in Seattle, Carol attended Seattle’s First Methodist Church and is a University of Washington alumnus.
Carol and her family moved to Oregon, and while raising three children, she worked as a middle school reading specialist. “I loved my work, but I worried so much about the kids,” she said. Her love of reading continues and she says her favorite recent book is Garth Stein’s The Art of Racing in the Rain.
Carol returned to Seattle in 1999, to be closer to family, and she currently lives on Capitol Hill. “I love being close to my grandchildren. Being Grandma is the greatest role I’ve ever had.” Carol also enjoys contemporary art and attending the symphony.
When asked why she chose Plymouth, Carol said, “Plymouth has the values I admire – inclusiveness, outreach and a good music program.” She is part of the healing ministry at St. Marks and would like to work as a Plymouth companion. “I enjoy being a comforting, listening presence for others,” she added. –Janice Randall
Photo: Carol volunteering in the church office.