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Carole Short Rodgers

Carole Short Rodgers
  • December 14, 1943 - January 23, 2017
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

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“I think of Carol often and the good times we had with her modeling students. I helped her with the after photography and she was always so much fun....Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Connie Carter - Bowie - Friend

“Dear Bill and family:We were saddened to learn of your loss. We are recalling all the good times we had in Bowie together. Carole was one of a kind...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Joan & Denis Kelly - Bowie, MD

“Wishing you peace and comfort at this most difficult time.Our deepest sympathy to the Rodgers family. Jim & Barbara Cawley Bowie, MD ”
3 of 14 | Posted by: Jim & Barbara Cawley - Bowie, MD

“So deeply sorry for your loss. May God's wonderful future promises console your hearts. (John 6:40)WWFlorida ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“So deeply sorry for your loss. May God's wonderful future promises console your hearts. (John 6:40)WWFlorida ”
5 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“Carol was the perfect example of beauty and grace and the world was a better place with her in it. May God touch the hearts of her equally beautiful...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Donna Reynolds - Johns Island, SC

“I had the pleasure of having Carole join a bunch of friends for lunch whenever she was available. Whenever she showed up, we knew we would be in for...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Joanne Walsh - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“My Son ,Daughter and I will always remember the great time we had with Carole and Bill on our visit to South Carolina. We stayed on the ocean. They...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: California Shorts - Poway, CA

“Carole with an "e" and Rodgers with a "d", I will love and miss you forever and carry your humor and strength where ever I go. ”
9 of 14 | Posted by: Marjorie Short - Santa Clara, CA

“My heart is broken--my best friend ever is not a phone call away any more.She is walking with the angels and I know that is a beautiful sight! My...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Sharon Chadwick - Bowie, MA

“Our loss of our dear friend is heartbreaking and for you, her family, is....there are no words to express your loss. Carole always had a knack for...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Jan & Bart Daly - Lewes, DE

“Carole captured us with her sense of humor, and followed up with a big heart and kindness. ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Betty Rosenberg - Mt Pleasant, SC

“My deepest sympathy to the family. Carole was a pleasure to have knownShe will be deeply missed. ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Carol Cushing Long - PA

“We were heartbroken to learn of Carole's death. We have such wonderful memories of being with her at family events, especially the beach reunions....Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Sallie Hook Boggs - Columbia, SC


Carole Short Rodgers, 73, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, wife of loving and dedicated husband William "Bill" Sinclair Rodgers, Jr. of 51 years passed away during a stroke on Monday, January 23, 2017. The family will receive friends Friday, January 27 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the J. HENRY STUHR, INC. MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL. Her Rite of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. in the Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, 1204 Middle Street. Entombment to follow at Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

Carole was born December 14, 1943 in Pittsburgh, PA and raised in Turtle Creek, PA daughter of the late James Short and the late Irene Farrell Short. She moved from PA to Washington, D.C. with her loving Aunt Mary Short working as a secretary for the National Security Agency where she met her husband. She and her husband, Bill, married and moved to Bowie, MD where they raised their three children for 26 years. She graduated from the John Robert Powers School of Modeling and became a model and a freelance make up artist in the Baltimore/Washington Area. She then became the Director of the Wendy Ward Modeling Program at Montgomery Wards graduating 3,000 girls teaching them etiquette and modeling. She then received her Associate of Arts Degree in Marketing from Prince George's Community College. She was the first in her family to earn a college degree. She also worked as a volunteer for four Presidents in the White House. After her husband retired, they moved to Mt. Pleasant, SC. She became a flight attendant for 12 years ending with United Airlines. She and Bill loved traveling and cruising. She loved casinos, beaches, shopping, and organizing her Turtle Creek High School Reunions.She was a faithful Irish Catholic and a longtime member of Sacred Heart in Bowie, MD and Stella Maris in Sullivan's Island, SC.

In addition to her husband, Bill she is survived by her children, Carole Ann Strange (Mike) of Davidsonville, MD, Cathy Tade (Mark) of Muenster, IN, William Rodgers III (Jen) Wahiawa, HI; and her nine grandchildren Michael, Connor, Brendan, Colby, Lily, John, Mikey, Valentina, and Camila. She is also survived by her sister in law Francis Finch of Mt. Pleasant, SC; two sisters, Maureen Blon of Turtle Creek, PA and Marjorie Short of Santa Clara, CA.

She was preceded in death by her brother, James Short, and sister, Rosemary Short.

Thank you to all our family and friends for their love and support through cards, text messages, calls, and emails over the years it meant so much to her.