Carole Ann Jurgens

Carole Ann Jurgens

November 9, 1944 – August 29, 2019

Carole A. Jurgens (Chesnut), age 74, died August 29, 2019, at Hillcrest Hospice in Bellevue, NE.  Carole was born November 9, 1944, in Malvern, Worchestershire, England, to Harold and Dorothy Chesnut.  She grew up in Upland and Wilcox, NE, and attended Wilcox Public Schools where she met the love of her life, Gary Jurgens. Carole and Gary were married July 31, 1966, and went on to have four children while living in Grand Island, NE, Urbandale, IA, and Bellevue, NE.  In addition to being a mother and devoted wife, Carole also had a career in the insurance industry, from which she retired in 2016.  In her spare time, Carole was an avid reader of historical fiction and books about angels as well as a fan of English television shows such as Doc Martin, Father Brown, and Downton Abbey.  Carole also enjoyed the time she spent with her cat, George, and asked about him until the end.

Carole is survived by her children, Scott Jurgens, Stephanie Garwood (Matt), Christine Jurgens, and Catherine Jurgens; grandchildren, Ross Jurgens (Tatum), Elle Jurgens, Kurt Garwood, Grant Garwood, and Cole Garwood; and sister Jean Chesnut.  Carole also leaves behind several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.  Carole was preceded in death by her husband Gary, mother Dorothy, and father Harold.

Carole will be cremated and a celebration of life will be planned for a later date.

Memorials can be directed to the Nebraska Humane Society or any local animal rescue organization.

1 Comment

  • Mary Ann Jurgens Posted September 2, 2019 9:38 am

    Carole will be missed by all who knew her (family and friends). I will truly miss all our long talks. She was there for me after Neil’s death, and I was there for her after Gary’s death. What a Great Sister in law. Thank you, Carole, for all the time, love, caring, hope, and encouragement you gave to me over the years. What a great friend you were! Love you and God speed on your journey. God bless, your family

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