Caroline Antoinette Speck was born in Redding California on March 21, 1942, to the union of William James and Doris Caroline (Larson) Speck; Her mother was traveling at the time of her birth, so upon release they returned to Seattle, WA where she was raised. She was the eldest of two siblings and she loved her little brother, David. She attended Ballard and Garfield High Schools where she created an array of friends who became her family.
Her gentle, caring personality led her to work in fields where she helped others. She was employed by Safeway for several years and during the early 1970’s she helped create the SPS Head Start Program. In the 80’s she worked at Brighton Elementary school and lead the PTSA. In the 90s she worked as a childcare provider and caregiver for the City of Seattle.
Caroline was a nurturer by nature. God blessed her with 5 biological children, but she helped raise several others, whether they were blood or not, to include over 100 foster children. Her warm and welcoming spirit made her home a refuge to everybody without question.
“Mom, Grandma, Gigi, Momma Carol, Auntie Carol” was loved dearly by her family and friends. She leaves to cherish her memories her children Tina Robinson, Artina Davis, Arthur Davis Jr., Angel Clifton-Johnson and Charles Clifton IV; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren, and a host of step and foster children, family and friends.
Services will be held on June 17, 2022, at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Baptist Church 4519 NE 10th St, Renton, WA 98059. Viewing from 12-1, services and repast immediately following.