Aug. 19, 1927 - March 21, 2007
CHICO, Calif. -- Friends have received word of the death of Jack Carroll, 79, former McCook High School and College athlete on March 21, 2007, in Chico, Calif.
He was born in Casper, Wyo., Aug. 19, 1927, to Mr. and Mrs. N.B. Carroll, who moved from Danbury in the late 30's to McCook, where Mr. Carroll was a pharmacist for some years.
Jack was the youngest of three sons in the family, all of whose names became synonymous with "Sports, Teams, YMCA, and Coaching"--not just in southwestern Nebraska, but in various schools in the Midwest and California. Even the late Mrs. Carroll will be fondly remembered as an ardent sports fan/rooter in the stands for the Carroll boys, ALL of whom also served honorably in three branches of the Military during the 40's.
Jack's older coach-type brothers, Bus (who at one time managed the McCook YMCA) and Bill (instructor at the "Y" after an arduous tour in Italy as an Army Ranger) both survive.
Bus, now 90, and wife, reside in Fort Collins, Colo., and Bill, 84, along with his wife, the former Eula Richards of Stratton, in Hutchinson, Kan.
After Jack's days in McCook, he went from the local college to play two more years of football at the University of Nebraska where he also was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. Later, after a period of coaching in Ogallala etc., he went on to become a successful coach in Sunnyvale, Calif., for some time.
He and his wife, Beverly, who preceded him in death a year and a half ago moved, back to Nebraska before retiring, then lived near Cambridge before returning to California.
His remaining survivors, in addition to 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, are his only daughter, Becky Imig, of Beaver Crossing and his three older sons, Mike in Chico, Calif., Randy of Cupertino, Calif., and Gregg of Grand Junction, Colo., and their families.