Lemley Chapel
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Carroll Jester Memorial
Carroll Jester Memorial

Carroll Jester

Carroll Jester

Saturday, April 9th, 2022

Carroll Thomas Jester, 75, of Burlington, Washington, met his Savior Jesus Christ face to face on Saturday, April 9, 2022, at 3 pm at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, WA, after a tough battle following an aortic aneurysm.

A Memorial Service will be held at Calvary Baptist Church in Burlington, WA at 11:00, Saturday, April, 23, 2022; join us in wearing a favorite flannel to honor Carroll!  The service will be live streamed as well for those who may not be able to attend.

Carroll was born at home in Glenwood, Arkansas to Grady Lewis Jester Sr. and Alice (Johnson) Jester.  He was the third of four children.  Carroll left Gurdon High School after the summer of 1963 to join the Navy as a 17-year-old young man.  After serving in Hawaii for 2 years, he moved to Whidbey Island Naval Air Station.  While there, he went with his Navy buddies, David Dyer and Gene Eagleberger, to Hal’s Drive-In in Sedro-Woolley, WA.  Within minutes of walking in, the handsome young Carroll was mesmerized by the beauty of Nancy Louise Lint (of Sedro-Woolley) and were married just three months later.  Their wedding even made the local news as they, along with the minister of Day Creek Chapel, left the church to fight a fire and returned to finish the ceremony!

Carroll lived a full and blessed life; he thrived in his work at the Texaco Oil Refinery, was a Burlington volunteer fire fighter, and deeply loved his wife, “Louie,” and his two children Mickie Lea (Jester) Burrow and Dr. Daniel Thomas Jester.  He lived for hiking the Northern Cascades, visiting his family in the south every summer, working with his hands as a skilled craftsman, and enjoying the company of his two children, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren!  He will be deeply missed for his sense of humor and his natural ability to “stir the pot” and get everyone around him good and worked up for a laugh!

Carroll is survived by his wife, Nancy Louise (Lint) Jester; daughter, Mickie Lea (Jester) Burrow and her husband, Brian Louis Burrow; son, Dr. Daniel Thomas Jesterand his wife, Gretchen Rachel (Linebaugh) Jester; grandchildren, Alexander Burrow and his wife, Rebecca Burrow, Jessica Burrow, Corbynne Jester, Jenna Burrow, Simeon Jester, Samuel Jester; great-grandchildren, Paislee Burrow and Avery Burrow (and one on the way!)  He is also survived by his brother, Grady Lewis Jester Jr. and his wife, Becky Kay (Franklin) Jester; sister, Martha Jane (Jester) Long and her husband, William Carl Long; many more cousins, nephews, nieces, and loved ones.

Carroll is preceded in death by his father, Grady Lewis Jester Sr.; mother, Alice (Johnson) Jester; sister, Nettie Ruth Eads.

Cards and condolences can be sent to Nancy Jester.  The family wishes to thank the amazing Skagit Valley Hospital’s Emergency team, Dr. Strong and nurse, Janelle, the Airlift Northwest trauma team, the ICU and CCU staff of Harborview Medical Center, Lemley Chapel, Calvary Baptist Church, and Cowboy Church Bow.  Flowers can be ordered through Hart’s Floral of Mount Vernon, WA (360) 424-4248.  Share your memories of Carroll and sign the online guest register.


  • Martha Long

    Was hard to lose two of my siblings in the past 6 months but a joy to know they are together in Heaven now! My brother was such a fun guy and I’ve got so many great memories from childhood and as adults. I will miss him so much. Love to my special sister Nancy, Bub and Mickie and all my nieces and nephews. Your baby sister, TiTi

  • David and Brenda Dyar

    My Husband, David Dyar and Brenda Dyar, married about the same time that Carrol and Nancy did. David and Carrol went through the Navy together .Nancy and I went to School together. We had a lot of great memories, with them. We will miss Carrol. Our thoughts and Prayers are with all of the. Family.

  • Doris Page

    I remember Carroll as an adorable fair-haired infant. Sometimes Aunt Alice would let me rock him to sleep. I was just a kid and loved him so very much. Although our lives took us to different parts of the country, I enjoyed his and Nancy’s visit to me in Seattle. I know you will be greatly missed by your family and all those who knew you. Love you, Carroll.

  • Jessica & Paislee Burrow

    Forever loved by so many. You will always be one of our best friends, a wonderful Pappy and Great-grand Pappy.

  • kellie clark

    I loved my Uncle Carroll. Me an him had a laughing an march to our own drum relationship. Ill miss him so very much. Im so glad him my mother micheal an daddy are laughing together an singing right now. See you again uncle. I love u.