Carol Schofer Farino |

Carol Schofer Farino

Carol Schofer Farino, born in Minnesota on Jan 3, 1947, passed away from Alzheimer’s disease on Jan 29, 2017 in Florida. Carol had a great sense of adventure and loved to travel. She was the only female to compete in and finish the Worrell 1000 catamaran race from Virginia Beach to Ft. Lauderdale.

She attended William & Mary College in VA and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the Department of Mathematics. It was there that she met Kenneth Farino and their relationship grew into love. During their marriage and years together, they moved to Chapel Hill where Carol taught computer programming at UNC and Richmond, VA, where she taught at VCU. Eventually, they separated but remained friends.

Carol’s love of the outdoors brought her to Aspen. Whether hiking, biking, boating, skiing, camping, or attending the ballet or a physics lecture, Carol showed up with enthusiasm and a smile. She was a free spirit, who would give you the shirt off her back and was the first person to offer help to a friend in need. Before it became fashionable, Carol was the original “female entrepreneur.” Carol received a Degree in Architecture from the University of Colorado and managed Carol Farino Real Estate from 1984 through 2005. With her accomplishments of being a broker, general contractor and architect, she owned and remodeled homes in the Aspen area. Her passions included concerns over how the local government was running their affairs, animal rescue causes and providing a safe house for battered women.

A long-time member of the Maroon Creek Club, she enjoyed entertaining her girlfriends with luncheons, yoga classes and swimming. Always a welcoming and gracious hostess, her friends from here and around the country who loved her, shall miss her greatly. “She has united her mind and body once again and her soul is now totally free” a quote shared by one of her many friends.

In lieu of flowers please send your donations in Carol’s memory to The Alzheimer’s Organization; or The Aspen Animal Shelter; A memorial service and pot luck are being planned for April 8th. For details call Janet at 970-927-8868 or Anita at 970-923-5678.

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