Carolyn Sangster Quiggins Obituary:
Funeral Date: 11/3/2007
Carolyn Sangster Quiggins, 59, of Little Rock, died unexpectedly October 28, 2007. She was an extraordinary person with an extraordinary mind. She was the valedictorian of the Warren High School class of 1966. For the twelve years she spent in the Warren school system, she never missed one day of school, and she never made a grade below an "A". She was also quite athletic, winning state championships in swimming, and she still holds the record for the fastest twenty-five yard sprint, as that particular race was discontinued soon after she established the record. She was, in addition, an All-State Cheerleader and a champion always thereafter in a committed life. She breezed through the pre-med curriculum at the University of Arkansas, Monticello, then at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, in three years. She then earned her degree from the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences in 1970 as a Medical Technologist. For 37 years after that, she assisted physicians in the most prominent medical institutions in Arkansas in securing and interpreting the latest laboratory testing results available. Primarily, her time was spent at the Arkansas Children's Hospital, and she kept that institution state-of-the art working as the Technical Chief of the Clinical Laboratory. Although proud of her academic and professional accomplishments, the true joy and passion of her life was in her family. Carolyn was overwhelmingly devoted to her parents, Gerard and Helen Sangster of Warren, her sister and brother-in-law, Dr. Donnie and Patti Bryant, her brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Michael and Julie Sangster, her nieces and nephews, Julie Branch and her husband, Zach, Jonathan Bryant, and Alex and Riley Sangster. She was also an extremely devoted mother to her daughter, Michelle Hargis Wolfe, J.D. and son-in-law, Jamie, of Bentonville and her son, Michael Bradley Hargis, Ph.D., and daughter-in-law, Jessica, of Conway and her grandchildren, Aiden Leigh Dillard, Matthew Avery Hargis and Emma Katherine Hargis. At the time of her death, her fourth grandchild, Jay Wolfe, was one day away from birth. He was born October 29th. An extraordinary person is lost to us here on earth - but Carolyn, as a Methodist, believed strongly in the Christian faith, and her family believes she is still here watching and guiding us through this life. Always thoughtful, selfless, and strong, she was a devoted mother, Nonnie, daughter, sister, and aunt. As demonstrated by her accomplishments, she always strove for perfection and, to the end, she was a perfect role model to her family and friends. She was a sweet, loving, nurturing woman who was loved by so many. Funeral services were 2:00 p.m. Saturday November 3, Frazerís Chapel with Rev. Jeff Hampton officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery by Frazerís Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Bill Wisener, Tommy Larance, Dr. Bob Smalling, Bob Haygood, John Cuthbertson, Randall Herring, Christopher Hargis and Clay Chisenhall. Memorials may be made to Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church, 4823 Woodlawn Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205, or the Arkansas Children's Hospital, 800 Marshall St., Little Rock, AR 72202.