Carol Ann Harbushka

Carol Ann Harbushka, age 69 of Goodyear, passed December 26, 2017 after a brief battle with cancer.  She was born to Gene and Doris Baker on March 27, 1948 in Phoenix.

Born and raised to a successful Glendale farm family.  She was valedictorian at Dysart Elementary and Dysart High School, graduated with honors at ASU.

Married to David for 47 years, in 1970, Carol Ann started their married life at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii as a Navy wife.  She began her retail career at the Navy Exchange.  Upon completing David’s tour of duty, they returned to Goodyear where Carol Ann continued her retail career as a buyer for Goldwater’s Broadway, and Macys Department Stores.  After her successful retail career, their son Brian was born.

She volunteered to read at Brian’s class at Litchfield Elementary School, which lead to full time job at the Litchfield School District providing science kits for 10,000 students.  Her volunteer work led to years of giving back to her community.  She was active in Avondale United Methodist Church, Boys Scouts, Estrella Rotary Club, and Dysart High School Scholarships Committee.

She had the joy of becoming a grandmother to a beautiful baby girl named Kinsley Harbushka.

Her loves of life were her family, church, hot air ballooning, camping, riding her ATV, gardening, traveling, caring for animals, a certified scuba diver, and flying as a licensed private pilot.

Carol Ann is survived by her husband, David of 47 years, son Brian, and granddaughter Kinsley Harbushka, sisters Patty Dehaan, Debbie Deal, and brother, Doug Baker.

Memorial Services will be held on January 12, 2018 at 11:00 am at Avondale United Methodist Church, 104 W. Western Ave, Avondale, AZ 85323.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Avondale United Methodist Church, and the American Cancer Society.  Condolences for the family may be left at

She was a lady with strong convictions and a good heart for all!

6 Comments on “Carol Ann Harbushka

  1. Gus, I am so sorry to hear of Carol’s passing. My heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time.

  2. John 5:28,29
    Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,
    29 And shall come forth;

  3. Carol brightened the days of everyone she met with her beautiful smile and warm affection. So sorry for your loss.

  4. I was so sorry to hear about Carol’s passing. My most deepest condolences to you and your family. Carol was a beautiful person inside and out. I feel blessed to have had her in my life as a friend. She will be missed dearly.

  5. Carol brought joy into all who knew her, and that is one of the greatest attributes that a person can bring to share with others. The world is a better place for the relationships she made. Deep Condolences for the loss to her family.

  6. Carol you will be missed. Thank you for coming to celebrate my brothers life in august and bringing your puppies. Still cant believe your gone. Love and hugs to all of Carols family

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