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Carole Anne Plante

June 24, 1935 ~ April 14, 2023

Carole Anne Plante, Washingtonian, Community and Political Activist dies at 87

Carole Anne Plante, daughter of Eugene and Edna Phifer, passed away on April 14th in Vero Beach Florida. She followed in death her husband, Robert H. Plante and leaves her children and spouses, Carole and Doug Beaver, Robert and Pamela Plante, William and Ronda Plante and Kimberlee Chaikin along with 9 wonderful grandchildren.

A lifelong Washingtonian, Carole attended Sidwell Friends, University of Maryland and was a member of Congressional Country Club. While raising 4 mischievous children, Carole contributed to their community by fighting local government to complete a bridge connecting Tilden Lane and the surrounding communities, Tilden, Old Farm and Luxmanor so that all could drive to the new Middle school.  She helped lead the fight to keep C.W. Woodward open for as long as her children attended so that even the youngest was able to graduate there.

An avid Republican, Carole ran R.M. Nixon’s Maryland State Phone Bank, was a Maryland State Presidential Elector to the convention, part of Ronald Reagan’s campaign and was involved or managed several state, county, and local government candidates.  Not stopping there, Carole, a breast cancer survivor herself, helped start Grand Harbor’s “Answer to Cancer” Annual Event in Vero Beach.  She felt strongly that all proceeds go directly to helping make improvements at Indian River, Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center.

Carole found time to play tennis and golf weekly and enjoyed traveling with her friends and children.  She never missed a party and was happy dancing the evening away, exclaiming how she and Bob were always the last couple to leave.

A private family memorial will be held at a later date.  Donations may be made to the Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center, Tunnel to Towers Foundation, The Lone Survivor Foundation, or other preferred organizations.



Sheila Iodice

April 21, 2023, 3:51 pm

Carole I will miss you. I’m happy you are at rest. I know you were sad and lonely after Bob passed. I think of you every time I pass Somerset House. We did have some fun laughs though.
Many hugs to your family.
Sheila Iodice.

Susanne Sweeny

April 21, 2023, 5:48 pm

We moved to Grand Harbor at the same time as Bob and Carole. We loved them right from the first day. We did so many things together; golf , tennis, parties and were the last couple to leave with them at all the dancing events. We visited each other up north too. We traveled road trips and plane trips always having so much fun. We were heartbroken when Bob passed and knew it was going to be difficult for Carole. I visited her couple days every week even when she moved to Somerset. They were a phenomenal couple for over 60 years. I know they are back together in heaven now ❤️Susanne and Doug Sweeny

Susan and David Fowler

April 22, 2023, 1:12 am

We so enjoyed Carol and Bob… Especially when they were on Cape Cod! You will be missed here on earth, but I bet you’re both enjoying reuniting with each other and all your friends up on the other side!!

Sharlene(Reeley) Miller

April 29, 2023, 5:17 am

Thinking of you and praying for God’s
peace and comfort to surrounds you.
Çarole Anne was a fun person. We are cousins on her mother Edna’s side. I’ll miss knowing she and Bob are not on this earth but joy fills my heart they are together in heaven. We will see them again.
Sharlene (Reeley) and Bob Miller

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