Carol Ann Ceresola passed away on Thursday, August 26, 2021 peacefully in Sparks, Nevada.
Carol was born April 20, 1957 in Napa, California to Jess and Cleora Pate. She was the second oldest of four children. She grew up as a child in Reno, and then moved to Silver Springs, Nevada. She graduated from Fernley High School in 1975. After high school she married Dwight Ceresola on August 9, 1975. After they were married, they moved to Camp Pendleton, Ca where Dwight was enlisted in the United States Marine Corp. After living by the ocean, they moved to Lovelock, Nevada and then to Fernley, Nevada, and eventually settled in Sierra Valley where they raised their three daughters.
Carol was a jack of all trades, you could tell her an idea of something you saw or needed built, and a couple days later she would have it built for you. She could feed cows, doctor calves, help cook for the brandings or help give shots at the brandings, sometimes not only the calves got shot but the kids did too, and she did whatever needed to be done on the ranch on a daily basis. Besides her handiness around the house and on the ranch, she endeavored into a few different work ventures in her life. Carol was a hair dresser in Loyalton, she also worked at the bug station, and one of her favorite jobs was driving school bus, she had a special connection with her kids on the bus. She also spent many years at every sporting event her girls had, and if she wasn’t in the stands, she was keeping book or working in the concession stand. She spent time as the leader of Sierra Valley 4-H as well.
She loved to travel, she ventured through Europe, Puerto Rico, and back East. Some of her favorite trips were cruises to Alaska and Mexico, trips to Napa Valley and a yearly trip to Las Vegas for the NFR. But most of all she loved to be on the ranch with her family.
Carol’s absolute pride and joy in her life were her three grandchildren. She spent time helping watching them when they were little as well as taking them to their sporting events as they grew older, and some of her favorite times was when she went to Zane and Zaya’s trap shoots. She had daily adventures with Izzabella on the ranch which sometimes wound them up in trouble. She was their biggest fan!
Carol was a caring, loving soul, a loyal wife and friend, loving mother, aunt, and grandmother. She is preceded in death by her father Jess Pate, nephew Evan Salgado and in-laws Gene and Betty Ceresola. Carol is survived by her husband of 46 years, Dwight, her daughters Andrea, Alyson and Amber, and her grandchildren Zane (Veronica), Zaya, and Izzabella, her mother Cleora Pate, her brother Otis (Masako), sisters Deborah (Hector), and Clarise (Jim), her brother in-law Darwin Ceresola and numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held September 26, 2021 from 1:00-3:00 at the Diamond S Ranch off Highway 70 on A23 at 2634 Beckourth/Calpine Road in Beckwourth, Ca, 96129. There will be signs posted.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make memorial donations to Reno Veteran’s Guest House, you can make donations online at www.veteransguesthouse.org. The site has a place to recognize the donation in “Memory of/or Honor of Carol Ceresola.