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Carol Kemp Draveling

Profile Updated: August 31, 2016
Carol Kemp
Residing In:
Wasilla, AK USA
Had 2 too many...Stick me with a fork, I am DONE!!!!
Daniel, Born March 7, 1982
Yes! Attending Reunion
Married? When? How long?

Louis Knaack, Jr. 1968-1970--Terry McGirr 1973 -1975--Larry Draveling 1980-1993


Dane Alan, (January 10, 2010)
Silas Michael (January 5,2014)

Great Grandchildren?


School Story:

Never fond of studies....just fantasized about the next party....I couldn't go to.
I did enjoy Business Administration and Band....

What are your memories of high school?

Sneaking out of study hall with Terri Cox and going over to her house across the parking lot of the school...Mr. Wolfe seeing us one day and calling the house, of course we didn't answer, but Mrs. Cox got a call and came home....YIKES!!!!
Back to Mr. Wolfe's office .....yet AGAIN.

Do you still see - talk to - hang out with any classmates? Who?

While I was back in Illinois for 10 years taking care of my folks till they passed, I saw Barb Studley, Diane Desmond, RuthAnn Tipps, Bob Rosulek, Adele Sabel, Pat Lantz, Judy Pfieffer, gosh here and there others still living in Crystal Lake area.

Did your Prophesy come true? What do you think about it in the first place?

Yes for a while...

What have you been doing since 1966?

Worked legal field for 8 years in the Northwest States....Moved to Alaska in 1975...worked on Alaska Pipeline for 15 years, married, divorced after 12 year relationship...worked for Alaska State DOT...Highway Engineering Tech building roads....Broke my neck in 1998 on my dirt bike, changed my life tremendously. Always like living on the edge and had to stop the cycle, racing, snowmobiles, dog sledding, downhill/cross country skiing, hunting, 4-wheeling, Fishing, about everything I enjoyed.
Came to Illinois in 2005 to care for my mom...she died in November 2005, stayed to care for my father. He died August 17,2014 at the age of 96, went back to Alaska in November 2014...love the cold and snow, which we did not have like all the other 35+ years living here. Work for MASST (Mature Adults Seniors Seeking Training) and have been placed at a Senior Center for 8 months in the Gym to organize and set up new member files, then in January moved to Alaska Attachment and Bonding Associates, social worker dealing with kiddo's who did not get a chance to bond with parents due to abuse from physical, alcohol, drugs, emotional...kinds depressing....am applying for another Nanny job or Work with kids/adults disabled.

High points of your life since high school?

Hooking up with former H.S. friends through f/b...and visiting with some.
loved being single, short fashion and nail/face makeup modeling, making lots of money on Alaska Pipeline Job and DOT, falling in and out of love...ha ha ha.
Highlight was having my miracle child since told at 18 I probably could never have children, my son and then 2 grandsons....and they live on next property by me...grandkids walk through the woods to see me anytime. Also my son is self-employed and has an airplane we fly around with kids....sometimes...
He has a cabin close to Denali we can go out to....I still ride snowmachines since he has 3....(snowmobiles to you in lower 48).

How often do you get back to Crystal Lake? Would you move back?

Not much, the ten years down there was way too hot and don't like living next to neighbors....have not lived on less than 5 acres for most of my adult life...not enough snow....even if you got a lot in last couple of years....give it back to us in Alaska...ha ha


Alaska since November 21st. After I just got into my place....trauma again...my son's business shop burned on December 5th...saved the house although there was damage, it is livable. Was a huge fire...everyone okay and there was insurance .
My physical condition ... skeletal is in not so good shape...my back has all vertibrae bulging...lots of pain at times....but refuse surgery at this point...the shots keep me going and that will have to do. I still have life to see and do....

My word of wisdow is knowledgeable....have knowledge of sports and extremes you want to try as young...it could cause a lot of serious issues in later life!!!!

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Jun 12, 2018 at 7:33 PM

Wow, I just saw this looking at Mr. Laskley's obit....Melinda was a close friend since her mother was my brownie and girl scout leader many moons ago...too many are leaving too soon.  RIP Melinda!!!

Carol Kemp Draveling has left an In Memory comment for William Laskey.
Jun 12, 2018 at 7:33 PM

RIP Mr. Laskey...you were the best band teacher...

May 10, 2018 at 7:33 PM

Oh Linda, I was soooo happy to sit at the table with you and your funny daughter at the 50th class reunion....it was such a blast rehashing old times....and last years since we left school.   You were having some physical problems (as we almost all have now in this age group) but now you are entertaining everyone in heaven....Your body is gone, but your spirit remains in my heart....Truly a blessing to have such humorous friends....RIP Funny Lady...say hello to Connie Winke Erber too...love you....

Carol Draveling

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Posted on: Dec 30, 2014 at 5:36 PM

Where do you practice your nursing...I have been a regular at Woodstock Centegra and my heart issues at NIMC

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Nov 04, 2014 at 3:33 PM

So sorry to hear of yet another classmate now listed "In Memory"....RIP B.J. and prayers for your family.

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May 02, 2015 at 8:37 PM

Posted on: Sep 29, 2014 at 11:52 PM

I like how much less I weigh underwater
Sep 09, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Hi there
Good to see you on this site...And as Jim Baer said it is still crazy out there, but you don't have to face it every day if ya don't want...plastic smiles to obnoxious know all people. Ya know....take care...trying to think of ....50 years!!!! Hope to see you there...

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Aug 21, 2016 at 2:38 PM

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