Carol Lee Molendyk, 84, of Bella Vista went to be with the Lord on January 8, 2022 at Circle of Life Hospice in Bentonville, AR. She was born April 25, 1937 to Earl and Willa (Rodenburg) Haworth. Carol was the second of 2 children. She graduated from Wyandotte High School and Kansas City Bible College, Kansas City, KS. She married Irv Molendyk on August 12, 1977.
For Carol, being a mother was the joy of her life. She taught Elementary School for 4 years and High School for 11 years in the English and Drama departments. She worked at Bonita Park Camp and Conference Center for 13 years. A gifted singer, she sang and spoke all over the world. She enjoyed participating in anything that brought Glory to God. Carol had a contagious sense of humor. She enjoyed play games and spending time with family and friends.
Carol was a member of Rogers First Church of the Nazarene and faithful to all her churches through the years, serving in leadership roles, as a prayer warrior, soloist and choir member. She participated in many mission’s projects around the world.
Carol was preceded in death by her husband, Irv of 39 years; her brother, Robert (Bob) Haworth; her son, Doug Molendyk; 2 grandsons and 1 daughter in law.
She is survived by her blended family of three sons, Mark Molendyk and wife, Kay of Denver, CO, Dave Larson and wife, Mary of Palm Coast, FL, Michael Larson of Las Vegas, NV; two daughters, Susan Woodward and husband, Bill of Kingman, KS, Donna Snyman of Longmont, CO; special kids, Zack and Susie McDonald of New Smyrna Beach, FL; 13 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, 1 great, great grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family and beloved friends.
A Memorial Service will be held for Carol Molendyk on Sunday, January 16 at 2:30 pm at Rogers First Church of the Nazarene, 4911 W Pleasant Grove Rd, Rogers, AR 72758.
Memorials may be made to Rogers First Church of the Nazarene Missions or Bonita Park Nazarene Camp and Conference Center (200 Bonita Park Rd, Angus, NM 88316). Arrangements by Benton County Memorial Park Funeral Home.
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