“The Greatest”, Carol Ann Eshleman, 63, of Sebastian FL, passed away at home in the early morning hours on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. The middle daughter of Orris Buddy Jack and Norma Dianne Eshleman was born in Clovis, NM on June 16, 1957. Raised on the family farm in Texico, NM, she was a cheerleader and played basketball at Texico High School class of 1975.
She married and moved to Enid, OK where she began her family. Carol was in a bowling league, and travelled all over the mid-west with her family racing in tractor pull competitions. Carol won many 1st place prizes of money, trophies, and prestige of being the 1st woman driver who inspired other women to enter the sport.
After returning to Clovis, Carol began her career framing art in the family business. She created many timeless works of art that still decorate homes today. As a single mother, she studied computer classes at Clovis Community College. She learned the latest technology and taught the family how to use computers.
Carol’s zest for life and adventurous spirit inspired travels all over the United States. She took numerous road trips to visit family and friends. She instantly fell in love with the beautiful sunshine and spectacular beaches of Florida. She moved to Vero Beach, FL with her 2 sons in 1997. She lived with her partner Daniel Biesczad in Vero Beach and Sebastian area for 20 years.
Carol was a smart, savvy business woman. Through hard work and dedication she created a successful residential cleaning company, Carol’s Cleaning. Her special attention to personal details helped her develop long lasting relationships with her clients, whom are very dear to her. Her son, Anthony, continues this legacy to provide services at Above & Beyond Cleaning I.R.C.
She is survived by her daughter Michelle Darnell, her sons Michael Ruther and Anthony Racaniello of Vero Beach, FL. Her parents Jack and Dianne Eshleman of Clovis, NM, her sister Cynthia Ruvalo of Santa Fe, NM, her brother Chris Eshleman of Clovis, NM. She is also survived by 2 grandsons who she adored, numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Carol, AKA “The Greatest”, “OG”, “Mama Racc” was truly one of a kind! A precious daughter, sister, cousin, wife, mother, favorite aunt, coolest second mom to many of her adopted children, touched the lives of so many during her time on Earth. We want each one of you reading this to know that YOU made such an impact on HER life.
She shared such fond memories and formed special bonds in her friendships. Carol was that special person; no matter how much time had passed, you were able to pick up right where you left off as if no time or distance had passed. She opened her home and heart to so many over the years, and extended herself to help those in need. She always made time for you, had a listening non-judgmental ear, and words of wisdom to share if you asked her opinion. She loved to laugh had an amazing sense of humor, quick wit, and an extensive arsenal of dirty jokes.
Carol could always keep you laughing to cheer you up and stop the tears during life’s trials.
She loved life and lived it to the fullest. She enjoyed great food, music, dancing, attending local festivals, riding her motorcycle, watching her orchids bloom, and especially spending time with her grandsons. Carol made every holiday special and was the life of the party, hosting many gatherings for family and friends.
She earned her title “The Greatest” by sharing her love with everyone in a unique way, making them feel special and loved. She often boxed up gifts of goodies to send to distant family. She would always have a special snack or sweet treat in her purse when she visited children and even brought dog treats for the fur babies. Carol had so many talents and gifts it is hard to list them all. She enjoyed baking, loved desserts, and often enjoyed dessert at the beginning of a meal. She baked her famous banana bread, and delivered it and many other yummy foods regularly to clients, friends, and family.
Carol had a contagious laugh, beautiful smile, and loving hugs. Always the life of the party, she will forever be missed. We take comfort knowing she truly enjoyed her last days on Earth baking banana bread and enjoying the holidays with her young grandsons. She is in Peace, laughing with God and her angel baby boy in heaven.
Carol loved and was loved by many. We truly appreciate the outpouring of support, prayers, and condolences. We would love to hear your special memories of Carol, “The Greatest”, “OG”, “Mama Racc” and how she impacted your life.
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