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Carole Jean (Goodwin) O'Neill Morrison

December 24, 1927 — January 5, 2018

Carole Jean (Goodwin) O’Neill Morrison, 90, of Fairfield, Iowa passed away January 5, 2018 at Sunnybrook Assisted Living Center.

Burial of the urn will be at 11:00 am, Wednesday January 10, 2018, at Evergreen Cemetery.

Memorial Funeral Mass will be at 12:00pm, Wednesday January 10, 2018, at St. Mary Catholic Church with Father Nick Adam officiating.

Memorials can be made to: St. Mary Catholic Church.

Cards and memorials can be sent to Tim O’Neill 206 E. Briggs, Fairfield, Iowa.

Carole was born December 24, 1927 to Wilford “Friday” Goodwin and Grace (Hamilton) Goodwin of Fairfield. Carole grew up with four brothers: Robert (Bob), Kenneth (Ken), Wilford (Bud), and Richard (Dick).

She graduated from Fairfield High School in 1945 and married John O’Neill of Fairfield in 1949. Carole was a secretary for a feed store in town until she attended beauty school in 1956. After she graduated, she opened “Carole’s Beauty Shop”; which she owned and operated until she retired in 1985 at which time she began working for Parkview Nursing Home.

The O’Neills adopted three children: Patrick, Kerry (Hickenbottom), and Timothy. They were married until John’s death in June of 1981. Carole was then reintroduced to Doug (Leland) Morrison at their 40th high school class reunion, and the pair was married on October 12, 1985.

The Morrisons moved to Portland, Oregon for a time; but eventually came back to Fairfield in 1988. While in Fairfield, both Doug and Carole enjoyed being a part of the local bowling league, being involved in St. Mary Catholic Church, and volunteering in local government for elections. . Doug passed away June 5, 2015.

Carole is preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, her four brothers, and her daughter, Kerry.

She is survived by her two sons, Patrick O’Neill of Kansas and Timothy O’Neill of Fairfield; one step-daughter, Camila Morrison of Vancouver, Washington; eleven grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.

On-line condolences can be made to the family at:


Wednesday, January 10, 2018
11:00 AM

Evergreen Cemetery

Fairfield, Iowa 52556

Funeral Mass

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
12:00 PM

St Mary Catholic Church
3100 West Madison
Fairfield, Iowa 52556

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