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RAANES, Carol Lynn
RAANES, Carol Lynn Copley Apr. 26, 1962-May 11, 2017 A beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, Registered Nurse of nearly 20 years, selfless missionary, and cherished socialite, Carol Raanes passed away in the late hours of Thursday May 11, 2017 in National City, California at the age of 55. Carol was raised in Lancaster and lived there the majority of her life, graduating from Antelope Valley High School in the Class of 1980 as a letterman of five sports: Swimming, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, and Basketball. After more than a year of fighting a rare form of cancer with the relentlessness we've come to expect of her, she suffered a catastrophic stroke following what could have been the final procedure to rid her body of cancer. Carol is survived by Scott Raanes, her husband of 32 years, with whom she has three children: Her first born, Stephanie Raanes Shahla, extends the family with her husband Kenan Shahla and their two boys, Micah, 3 and Noah, 2. Carol is also survived by daughter Katelyn Raanes, 28, and son Austin Raanes, 24. In addition to her loving family, Carol is survived by countless friends and individuals all over the world whose lives are enriched for having known her. Carol's memorial service will be held at Grace Chapel in Lancaster, California on the morning of Saturday May 27, 2017 at 11:00am. As per the wishes of Carol and her family, we are asking those in attendance to wear a splash of orange in honor of her favorite color and the service's emphasis on celebration over mourning.

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