Irish, Carol Ann

Irish, Carol Ann

May 25, 1940 – November 16, 2015
Age 75 of Shoreveiw Died November 16, 2015, at the Gathering in Oak Park Heights of brain cancer. Carol earned a PhD from the University of Minnesota. She taught English at St. Paul Academy and Summit School in St. Paul, MN; Phillips Academy in Andover, MA and the University of Minnesota. In mid-life she entered the business world and was employed by NCR Comten and Residential Finance Corporation among others. Carol had a lively mind and an insatiable curiosity. She loved books, nature and people. She was an inspiring, devoted teacher and a diligent, creative and forceful business person. She is survived by her husband, Dan Welch of Shoreview; daughter Gail Irish and granddaughter Alexis Irish of New Brighton; step-daughter Anna Lawrence, son-in-law David Lawrence and granddaughter Sophia Lawrence of Columbia, MO; sister Lynne Meyer of Kirkwood, MO and brother-in-law Jon Welch of Dunlap, IL. She also leaves two nieces, two nephews, a grand nephew and three grand nieces. There will be a service next summer, June 18, at St. John’s Church in LaPointe, WI. Memorials preferred to donor’s choice. (Published in Pioneer Press on Nov. 29, 2015)