Carol Mae Strane Cross, 94, passed peacefully on Feb. 12.

Carol was a longtime resident of St. Anthony Park. She had been a kindergarten teacher, special education teacher (Roseville), foster mother to 30 infants (Children’s Home Society), lifelong member of Central Presbyterian Church and summer resident of Madeline Island.

She graduated from St. Paul Central High School Class in 1938 and then attended Macalester College and the University of Minnesota, where she graduated in 1942.

Carol was preceded in death by her husband, Robert (“Cub”), and infant son John. She is survived by children, Nancy Paxson (David) of Richfield; Marilyn Shepard (James) of Carlsbad, Calif.; and Paul Cross (Barbara) of Shorewood, Minn.; grandchildren; and a great grandson.

A memorial service was held Feb. 17 at Central Presbyterian Church, St. Paul.

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