Condolence & Memory Journal

My gramps. How I miss you so. I think of you daily and in almost all I do. I am.glad this year you cam rejoice and be with your lovely wife , who waited so long for you to come for her. You are loved and your lessons are truly valued.by me today. I love you
Kelley jean.

Posted by Kelley Gallegos - Modesto, CA - Family   February 18, 2020

Thank you for all the knowledge and the great memories dad. I love you always.

Posted by Gina Lopez - Desert hot springs, CA - Family   January 21, 2019

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Happy birthday in heaven Dad. Hope Paula and Grandma and Grandpa are with you and you are enjoying your day. I miss you and think about you every day. We had so many good times and special memories. I love you❤Jenelyiezd

Posted by Jenel Izaguirre - La Verne, CA - Daughter   April 12, 2017

Today is two years that you have been gone Dad. I think about you every day and my heart swells with love for you and the impact your love for me made on my life will never be forgotten. Thank you for all you did for your family you were a wonderful father and always put Mom and your children first. I love you forever and always.❤ud7ey

Posted by Jenel Izaguirre - LaVerne, CA - Daughter   January 22, 2017

I love you dad! Mom and me always tell each other were going to see you in our dreams when we say goodnight. I Cherish those dreams when I get to see you. I love you and I know you watch over all of us.

Posted by gina lopez - desert hot springs, CA - Daughter   January 21, 2017

Posting Father's Day wishes for you here, Dad, a day late but my thoughts and prayers were with you yesterday. Thanks for all you ever did for me, Dad. You were always there for me.

Posted by Andrew Carroll - CA - Family   June 20, 2016

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Happy Father's Day Dad! Thinking of you today with fond memories and wishing you were here with us but I know you are happy and at peace. You were such a wonderful Dad and always took such good care of us. God blessed our family when he gave us you. Please know that you are in my thoughts every single day. Thank you for the bright penny today. Love, Jenel

Posted by Jenel Izaguirre - La Verne, CA - Daughter   June 19, 2016

Happy Fathers day dad. I am thinking about you and all our great memories.

Posted by gina lopez - desert hot springs, CA - Daughter   June 19, 2016

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Happy 68th anniversary Babe. I miss you every day. I cherish all the memories we made together and I just can't believe how the years went by so quickly. I know I will see you again someday and we can laugh and make new memories. Until then I will continue to hold you in my heart. I love you, Marie Carroll

Posted by Marie Carroll - Desert Hot Springs, CA - Spouse   April 17, 2016

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Happy anniversary Dad, today would be 68 years that you and Mom would be married. It's a beautiful day and I will be thinking about what a beautiful love story that you and Mom shared over the years. Today is Paula's birthday as well please give her a big hug for me. I'm glad you are with her and that you are not alone. I will love you forever, your daughter Jenel.

Posted by Jenel Izaguirre - La Verne, CA - Daughter   April 17, 2016

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Happy Birthday Dad! I am grateful to have so many good memories with you. I miss our trips to Rosarito and the Ranch. I miss our talks and your stories you loved to tell. I remember when you used to go to my job almost everyday just to see me and say Hi. I talk about you often and brag about you all the time because you knew how to fix anything & everything. Frankie asks about you all the time & enjoys the stories I tell him about you. I love you always !

Posted by Gina Lopez - Desert Hot Springs, CA - Daughter   April 12, 2016

Happy Birthday Dad. I miss you.every day and love you more than words can say. Thank you for always being the there for me whenever I needed you. Your Son, Andy.

Posted by Andrew Carroll - desert hot springs, CA - Family   April 12, 2016

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Happy birthday Dad. Thinking of you today on your special day. Hope you are with your loved ones and are at peace in heaven. I hope you know what a wonderful father you were and that I always felt safe and secure knowing you were there for me. I think of you everyday and cherish all the memories and happy times we had. I will love you forever. Love always, Jenel.

Posted by Jenel Izaguirre - La Verne, CA - Daughter   April 12, 2016

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Dear Babe, I am thinking of you today on what would have been your 88th birthday. I miss you very much and wish you were here with me. We had such a wonderful marriage and I miss those days that seem to have gone by so very fast. I know that I will see you again some day and see your beautiful smile. I love you.

Posted by Marie Carroll - Desert Hot Springs, CA - Spouse   April 12, 2016

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Happy Birthday to my dad. Love you and miss you every day.

Posted by Dot Gray - Cedar City, UT - Daughter   April 12, 2016

Your birthday would have been tomorrow. Nathaniel says he wishes he could go to a restaurant for your birthday with you. He remembers taking you to eat for your birthday and fathers day. I was telling a friend the other day, when you died I didn't want to leave because I knew that was the last time I would be able to see or touch you ever again. Not a day goes by ever that I don't have a memory of you. Our turtle even reminds me of you, how you thought your turtle was alive in your backyard and when you picked it up to show me you said see look at this little guy and the turtle had ants crawling out of its empty eye sockets just a funny memory. And when I told you it was dead you said we can make turtle soup We miss you so much grandpa Happy Birthday in heaven

Posted by andrea perrotte - La Quinta, CA - Grandchild   April 11, 2016

Babe, I want to wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY. I remember 67 years ago when I wished you a happy birthday and we took off to Vegas to get married to start a wonderful life. It was very much a WONDERFUL LIFE. I'll always LOVE YOU. I hope one day I can see you again. Wait for me.

Posted by Marie Carroll - Desert Hot Springs, CA - Spouse   April 11, 2016

Happy Easter gramps love Andrea and boys

Posted by Andrea Perrotte - LaQuinta, CA - Grandchild   March 27, 2016

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Dear Dad. Although it's been over a year since you left us, you are still here with me every time I think about you. Mom loves you so much but please don't come for her yet. I'm taking care of her for you, dad. She misses you, but I'm not ready for her to go with you yet. Please let me have some more time with mom. Thanks dad. I love you. Your son.

Posted by Andrew Carroll - CA   January 30, 2016

One year has gone by since you passed away. I still think about you every day. We all miss you very much. I know that you are watching over all of us. I cant wait to be with our family tonight to remember you. I love you gramps

Posted by Andrea Perrotte - LaQuinta, CA - grandaughter   January 22, 2016

Babe, I can't believe a year has gone by. I miss you so much but am comforted knowing that you are with me in spirit. I look at your picture everyday and it fills me with happiness thinking of all the years we spent together and how happy you made me. I was reading all the cards you have given me over the years last week and it filled me with joy. I will love you eternally.

Posted by Marie Carroll - Desert Hot Springs, CA - Wife   January 22, 2016

Dear Dad, today is one year that you have been gone. I think about you everyday but know that you are safe in God's arms and not suffering anymore. I know that you are looking down on us and protecting us like you always have. I love you with all my heart. Love, Jenel❤

Posted by Jenel Izaguirre - La Verne, CA - Daughter   January 22, 2016

Dear Dad, today is one year that you have been gone. I think about you everyday but know that you are safe in God's arms and not suffering anymore. I know that you are looking down on us and protecting us like you always have. I love you with all my heart. Love, Jenel❤

Posted by Jenel Izaguirre - La Verne, CA - Daughter   January 22, 2016

Dad, today is the 1 year anniversary that you left us for your next adventure in Heaven. I love you and miss you everyday but know that you are happy, not in pain, and looking down on us everyday.

Posted by Dot Gray - Cedar City, UT - daughter   January 22, 2016

This Friday we are coming up on one year Since you left us. The grandkids are going to be with grandma on that day and I know you will be there in spirit too. I love you grandpa. And I miss you

Posted by Andrea Perrotte - La Quinta, CA - granddaughter   January 19, 2016

Was thinking about you gramps thought I would take the time to tell you how much I miss you. I still think of you everyday. And so does Nathaniel we miss our weekend visits with you. Happy new year in heaven gramps, Love Drea

Posted by andrea perrotte - La Quinta, CA - granddaughter   December 29, 2015

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Merry Christmas Dad. This is our first Christmas without you and you are greatly missed. I know that you must have had a spectacular day in heaven and watched all of us from up above. We made sure Mom was not alone but she misses you everyday. Love, Jenel.j

Posted by Jenel Izaguirre - La Verne, CA - Daughter   December 26, 2015

Happy father's day babe. I really miss you. Thank you for being such a good husband & wonderful father. I'll always love you.

Posted by Marie - DHS, CA - wife   June 21, 2015

Happy father's day dad. Miss you & love you. Know you are happy in heaven with family. Love you daddy-o!

Posted by Dot - Cedar City, UT - daughter   June 21, 2015

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Dear Dad, happy Father's Day. Thinking of you today and remembering happy times. You are thought of often with love and fond memories. Thank you for always taking such good care of your family and being such a good Father. Hope you are happy and that you know we all miss you.
Love, Jenel

Posted by Jenel Izaguirre - La Verne, CA - Daughter   June 21, 2015

Part 3 of Dad's Eulogy:

We had to drive on Warwick every time we visited my dad. It was like he was Home. He was in the right place. This is where he belonged. I took my mom to visit him daily, and she nursed him back to health.

I believe that the Soul lives on forever. The body is just a vessel, a container, and when we die, our Spirit leaves our body. Going to Catholic School, being Catholic, that is one thing that always made sense to me. My sister, Paula, died 25 years ago on this very day, January 30, 1990. Yet she still lives on. She lives on in my memory and in my heart. She lives in my memory every time I think about her. I can picture her in my mind. She lives on in my heart because I love her, and I know she loves me. Likewise, my dad will live on in my heart and in my memory. As long as we hold onto our memories and love for my dad, he will live on, forever.

The night before my dad died, I couldn't sleep. I had this feeling that I needed to tell him goodbye. The next day, we went to the board and care, and the caregiver told us that my dad hadn't been breathing too well. My dad had oxygen tubes in his nostrils. I went over to my dad's side and said, "this is your son, remember, Andy?" I put my hand over my dad's heart and said, "I Love You, Dad. I Love You." My mom gave him 2 spoonfuls of ice cream, and I went over to the table and paid a couple of bills. Then, he was gone. My mom noticed he had stopped breathing. He must have been waiting for me to say goodbye. "Goodbye Dad. I Love You."

Posted by Andrew Carroll - Desert Hot Springs, CA - Son   May 24, 2015

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Part 2 of Dad's Eulogy:

He even appeared on a TV special and received accolades from Police Chief, Darryl Gates. My dad was used to the fast pace of the production line at Ford. When he started working for the City, the guys used to give him a hard time because he did so much work. The fact is, they couldn't keep up with him. Nonetheless, he always spoke fondly of his coworkers, and he made a lot of good friends there.

My dad loved his jobs, but most dear to him was the love of his life, my mom, Marie. According to my dad, he first saw my mom descending the hill on Ricardo Street in the Hazard neighborhood of L.A. where they both grew up. When he first laid eyes on her, she was shining like an angel, her aura glowing, light radiating from her entire body. My dad could spin a yarn and the story became more elaborate as the years went on. But tall tale or not, I think my dad truly believed his own story. By the end, he would get choked up, his eyes welled up with tears. In the story, he tells his friend, "I'm going to marry that girl." My mom and dad started going out and were married on April 17, 1948. They were truly meant for each other.

When I was about 12 years old, my dad bought motorcycles for both of us to ride out here in the desert. We still lived in El Sereno but would come out on weekends to escape the city. We used to ride all over, but I'll never forget riding past the new community called Mission Lakes and passing a street called Warwick. Warwick Avenue was also the street of my boyhood home in El Sereno. At the time, I tried to attribute some meaning to this, wondering if it was just coincidence that the 2 streets had the same name, or was it Fate? The answer finally came years later. About 3 years ago, we had to find a place for my dad because my mom was unable to care for him. It was a difficult decision but we didn't have a choice. Miraculously, my mom found a board and care only a couple miles away at Mission Lakes Country

Posted by Andrew Carroll - Desert Hot Springs, CA - Son   May 24, 2015

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Eulogy For Andrew Carroll Jr.
Delivered By
Andrew Carroll III
On January 30, 2015

Today, we're here to honor the legacy of Andrew Carroll Jr., my dad. Although my dad suffered from Alzheimer's disease, he never forgot that he served in the U.S. Navy. Even in the last years of his life, he talked about being onboard the USS Wisconsin and the USS Quincy. I know he was a welder because he once told me that he learned how to weld ships underwater. He enlisted at age 17 and served 4 years. My dad was a proud sailor and loved being in the US Navy, and for that, I'm sure he would want to be remembered.

After the Navy, my dad worked on the assembly line at Ford Motor Company in Pico Rivera, California and worked his way up to foreman. When I finished high school, my dad got me a job at Ford. I saw first hand that my dad was both well respected and well liked by all his men, as well as the higher ups, which was quite an accomplishment.

Once, as a young boy, I remember watching my dad getting ready for work, shaving in front of the mirror. He exuded confidence and happiness in a way I had never seen before. About this same time, my dad dropped me off for my first day of kindergarten. He had to greet the teacher, and I was so proud of him in his shirt and tie. Even though I was nervous about starting kindergarten, I felt safe. I always felt safe around my dad.

The Ford Plant closed in the early 80's, and my dad had to go on unemployment for a while. This gave him the opportunity to repair wrecked cars in his garage where we lived in El Sereno. When it came to fixing cars, my dad was a true artist. He fixed my first car in that garage-a shiny, blue 1972 Volkswagen. My mom was always amazed how my dad could take a junk car and make it look new.

Andrew Carroll Jr., my dad, finished his career with the City of Los Angeles fixing police cars. He famously built a battering ram for the LAPD that was used on crack houses during the war on drugs in the 1980s.

Posted by Andrew Carroll - Desert Hot Springs, CA - Son   May 24, 2015

Hi dad. Yesterday was April 17, you and mom's anniversary. I wasn't able to send you a message yesterday, so I am doing so now. I remember you always choosing thoughtful cards to give to mom. Your anniversary cards always made mom happy. We all love and miss you. Mom said she was missing and thinking about you yesterday. She will always love you, dad, as will I. Love, Andy, your son.

Posted by Andrew Carroll - Desert Hot Springs, CA - Son   April 18, 2015

Hi dad. Yesterday was April 17, you and mom's anniversary. I wasn't able to send you a message yesterday, so I am doing so now. I remember you always choosing thoughtful cards to give to mom. Your anniversary cards always made mom happy. We all love and miss you. Mom said she was missing and thinking about you yesterday. She will always love you, dad, as will I. Love, Andy, your son.

Posted by Andrew Carroll - Desert Hot Springs, CA - Son   April 18, 2015

Hi Dad, today is the anniversary of your marriage to mom. She shared a funny memory with me this morning. It had happened in Baker on the way to Las Vegas, ha ha. I love you and miss you dad but picture you happy & healthy in heaven. I love you.

Posted by Dot Gray - Cedar City, UT - daughter   April 17, 2015

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Dear Babe, Today is our anniversary and I will always remember our trip to Las Vegas when we eloped and the obstacles we encountered along the way. I laugh when I think about it. I will love you forever. Love, Marie

Posted by Marie Carroll - Desert Hot Springs, CA - Wife   April 17, 2015

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Dear Dad, Happy anniversary. Today you and Mom would be celebrating 67 years. I know how much you loved Mom you told me all the time. I will carry that memory with me always. Hope you are happy in heaven with your loved ones and your dogs.
Love, Jenel

Posted by Jenel Izaguirre - La Verne, CA - Daughter   April 17, 2015

We Love You, Dad!

Posted by Andrew Carroll - Desert Hot Springs, CA - son   April 12, 2015

We Love You, Dad!

Posted by Andrew Carroll - Desert Hot Springs, CA - son   April 12, 2015

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Hi Dad. I remember you as a funny, happy person, so I am not sad when I think of you. You were a good dad and always wanted what was best for your kids. You were a good husband to my mom too and made her happy. I love you dad! Andy, your son.

Posted by Andrew Carroll - Desert Hot Springs, CA - son   April 12, 2015

Happy Birthday Dad!

Posted by Dot Gray - Cedar City, UT - daughter   April 12, 2015

Gramps I still think about you everyday and little Nathaniel always says mama I miss great grandpa. He remembers visiting you on the weekends and taking you out on your birthday that was his favorite memory of you. Happy birthday I wish heaven had visiting hours I love you Gramps

Posted by Andrea - La Quinta, CA - grand daughter   April 12, 2015

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Dear Babe, I woke up this morning thinking about you and want to wish you a happy birthday. I love you so much and miss you so very very much. I hope that you are with Paula and that you are happy and not in pain anymore. I will always love you and I will keep you in my heart forever. Love, Marie

Posted by Marie Carroll - Desert Hot Springs, CA - Wife   April 12, 2015

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Hi dad, today is your birthday. I think about you every day. I miss you but know that now you are not suffering. I love you daddy-o. Happy Birthday!

Posted by Dot Gray - Cedar City, UT - daughter   April 12, 2015

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Dear Dad, thinking of you on your birthday today and remembering happy times. I miss you and want you to know that you will live on in my memory forever. Love, Jenel

Posted by Jenel Izaguirre - La Verne, CA - Daughter   April 12, 2015

Dear Dad, I thought of you with love today but that is nothing new. I thought of you yesterday and the day before that too. I thought of you in silence I often speak your name. Now all I have is your memory and a picture in a frame. Your memory is my keepsake with which I will never part God has you in his keeping, I have you in my heart. I miss you Dad and love you. Jenel

Posted by Jenel Izaguirre - La Verne, CA - Daughter   April 06, 2015

Andy where do I start, after 45 years the memories are too many to write down. I know being married to your daughter made me part of your family and you loved me in your own way, as I did you. I will miss You, that crazy sense of humor, that infectious laugh and the stories we shared about old family times. The stories we shared about the old Los Angeles we knew and grew up in, will stay with me forever.....I pray that you rest in peace......Andy, I'll see you on the other side...

Posted by Edward s. Izaguirre - La Verne, CA - Son in Law   February 02, 2015

Gramps think of you often. I tell myself everyday that I don't want to ever forget you I don't want a day to go by that I don't think of you I'm very proud of all your accomplishments and I'm very proud to call you my grandpa.... I love you and will see you in heaven

Posted by Andrea Carroll - La Quinta, CA - granddaughter   February 01, 2015

Dad I will miss you so much. I love you and cherish all the time we spent together. I will miss your jokes and stories the most, especially your story about dancing with the "sweaty ladies". I know that God probably already has you busy fixing the Angels' chariots. Love you always.

Posted by Jenel izaguirre - La Verne, CA - Daughter   February 01, 2015

I will always miss the wonderful life we had. So glad I called you on your birthday in 1948, we rekindled our romance and were married 5 days later and were married 66 happy years! Love you always, your wife.xoxoxoxo

Posted by Babe - DHS, CA - wife   January 30, 2015

Dad... I will always remember our trips to Ensenada. You carrying me over your shoulder to and from the car. I love you dad and will see you in heaven.

Posted by dot - cedar city, UT - daughter   January 30, 2015

To Andy and Family, so sorry to hear of your loss, even thou I never had the pleasure of knowing your Dad I can see he was a very special person. For he is at rest now and on his journey to ever lasting life through God. Your dad will always be with you. May God Bless you all.

Frank Caklovic

Posted by Frank Caklovic Jr - Rancho Cucamonga, CA   January 30, 2015

Glad I could say goodbye Dad and tell you that I Love You.

Posted by Andrew Carroll - Desert Hot Springs, CA - Son   January 30, 2015

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Love my Nino

Posted by Terri-Jo - Fontana, CA - My Godfather   January 28, 2015

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I will always look up to you

Posted by Gina Lopez - desert hot springs, CA - granddaughter   January 27, 2015