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In Memory of

Carol Ann Muller

March 12, 1938 - May 3, 2017

Obituary


Carol Ann Muller passed away peacefully in Phoenix at the age of 79 on May 3, 2017. She is survived by her brother Don Muller, Sharon Muller mother of nephews Trever and Travis Muller and his family. Funeral services will be held at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church Phoenix on May 20th starting with a viewing at 12:30 pm, Mass at 1:30 followed by graveside services at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery at 3pm with reception nearby. For more info please visit www.carolannmuller.com. Arrangements under the direction of Shadow Mountain Mortuary, Phoenix, AZ.

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Carol Ann Muller passed away peacefully in Phoenix at the age of 79 on May 3, 2017. She is survived by her brother Don Muller, Sharon Muller mother of nephews Trever and Travis Muller and his family. Funeral services will be held at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church Phoenix on May 20th starting with a viewing at 12:30 pm, Mass at 1:30 followed by graveside services at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery at 3pm with reception nearby. For more info please visit www.carolannmuller.com. Arrangements under the direction of Shadow Mountain Mortuary, Phoenix, AZ.

Carol Ann Muller was born in University City, Missouri on March 12th, 1938 to Wilma T. and Joseph H. Muller. Her brother, Donald A., was born in Baltimore in 1943. The Muller's moved to Phoenix in 1952. Carol graduated St. Mary's high school in 1956. She got her Master's Degree in Latin American and U.S. History from Arizona State University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from the University of Dayton, Ohio. Carol was a former Sister with the "Sisters of the Precious Blood" of Dayton Ohio and served this community from 1956-1981. She choose Sister Marie Jose' as her religious name, Jose' after Joseph (Spanish name for her father) and Marie for her love for Mary the Mother of God. Throughout her life she continued to be very active in the church community and at St. Paul's Church near her home, where she lived for over 33 years. As a high school and middle school teacher, Carol taught many different subjects at most of the Catholic schools in the Phoenix area, including St. Mary Basilica, St. Gregory, St. Vincent De Paul & St. Thomas the Apostle, St. Mark, St. Theresa, St. Jude, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, St. Francis Xavier, St. Matthew, Christ The King, St. Peter's (Bapchule), Queen of Peace (Mesa), Bourgade Catholic High School, West Wing Academy Charter Elementary School and All Saints' Episcopal Day School. She was a member of Arizona Archaeology Society Inc. and was very active in digs throughout Arizona and Southwestern United States. Including, finding many ancient artifacts to preserve at the Pueblo Grande Ruin in Phoenix. Carol loved Westerns, horses and not only had horses at her home property, but boarded other peoples and friends horses as well. She always had a cat or three around too. She loved to even take care of the "stray cats". Carol was the founder of Mountaineers Inc. and served as its president. With her "Mountaineers", she had an active role in protecting many of Phoenix's mountain preserves. Carol was on the North Mountain Village planning committee and a driving force to preserve a horse trail linking the North side of East Thunderbird Road, near 7th Street, to the South side of Thunderbird Road. And, you can bet your horseshoes the Phoenix city planners all knew her on a first name basis. She served on the committee of the Arizona Close Up Brain Trust. She was a member of the woman's group, Theresians International. Carol was on the Board of Directors Council of Catholic Woman Diocese of Phoenix and a member of the Sisters Council. She was a member of the Sierra Club and wrote articles for Journal of Arizona History. What an amazing woman and an incredible legacy she has left for so many to enjoy.