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Carol Louise (Scott) Kinnaman

February 6, 1944 ~ March 22, 2020 (age 76)

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The Kinnaman family would like everyone to know that a Celebration of Life for Carol will be held on a a later date.     

     Carol Louise Scott Kinnaman, 76, a resident of Gooding, passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Twin Falls.

     Carol Louise Scott was born on February 6, 1944 in Goshen, Indiana, to Eugene F. Scott and Mary F. Burkhardt Scott.  She attended school in Middlebury, Indiana for the majority of her school career, graduating with honors from Warsaw High School in 1962.  Carol attended Valparaiso University where she studied church music for one year.  During her time there, she studied both piano and organ.  She then transferred to the University of New Mexico where she studied Portuguese and Anthropology.  It was here that she met her future husband, Steve Kinnaman. They were married in Santa Fe on December 23, 1967.  Shortly after their marriage, they moved to Shoshone, Idaho where they started their family.  They spent many years farming in the Shoshone and Jerome areas.

     Carol spent many years working in various industries, including farming, manufacturing, education, clothing manufacturing, music instruction, and as a professional musician.  She also owned a sewing business where she created numerous beautiful wedding, prom, and fiesta dresses as well as performing custom tailoring for the local department store.

     In the mid-1980s, Carol returned to school at the College of Southern Idaho and Lewis Clark State College, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration in 1989.

     Carol played piano and organ for many churches throughout her life. She was the accompanist for Berean Baptist Church in Wendell for nearly two decades until shortly before her death.

     Music was a central focus of her life and she devoted countless hours to playing and singing. She performed for numerous weddings and funerals, as well as accompanying school and church choirs. She also sang in the chamber choir and played clarinet in the band at the College of Southern Idaho. So many people admired and respected her for instilling in them a great love and appreciation for music. She passed on her talent and love of music to her children and grandchildren.

     Carol was preceded in death by both parents; and her older sister - Mary Esther Poynter.

     She is survived by: son - Eric (Ronda) Kinnaman of Wendell, Idaho; daughters - Stephanie Trent of Gooding, Idaho and Colleen (Robert Idovich) Wells of Cass Lake Minnesota; seven grandchildren - William Trent Jr., Matthew Trent, Shiloh Trent, Rebecca Kinnaman, Perrin Kinnaman, Edwin Connell, and Bryanna Connell; and sister - Colleen Leming of Aurora, Colorado.

     A private family graveside service will be held at the Elmwood Cemetery in Gooding.

     Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service – Gooding Chapel.

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Private Family Graveside

Elmwood Cemetery
1863 Elmwood Road
Gooding, Idaho 83330

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