Carol Lee (Benson) LaSerre, also known as Pixie, of Cabool, Missouri, passed away on Friday, March 16, 2012, at Stonecrest Healthcare Nursing Home in Viburnum, Missouri, at the age of 58.
She was born on March 29, 1953 in Flagstaff, Arizona, the daughter of Robert and Patsy (Covington) Benson.
Carol graduated from Fairborn High School in Fairborn, Ohio, in 1971. Shortly after graduation she joined the U.S. Navy and served until receiving her honorable discharge in 1973. That same year she was united in marriage to Ronald LaSerre in Puerto Rico and to this union three children were born, Robert, Erica and Charlie.
She worked for Arizona Power and Light Company as an executive secretary for several years while living in Phoenix, Arizona. She then moved to Missouri where she worked as one of the original dispatchers for Wri-Tex 911 as long as her health permitted.
Carol was a lady known for her sense of humor. She enjoyed watching hummingbirds, cross-stitching and beadwork.
Carol was preceded in death by her mother, Patsy N. Benson.
She is survived by her father, Robert M., and her stepmother, Katherine Benson; her son, Robert M. LaSerre and wife Julie of El Paso, Texas; daughters Erica M. Clem and Lucas of Cabool, Missouri, and Charlie E. LaSerre of Houston, Missouri; her sister, Barbara Ballinger and husband Ed; her brother, Michael Benson and wife Karen; ten grandchildren and many friends. She will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved her.
Memorial services with full military honors will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 24, 2012, at Cabool Christian Church with Bro. Bob Martin and Michael Benson officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date in Number One Cemetery in Huggins, Missouri.
Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.