Carrie Sprague 1933-2008

By Nancy Holland
Thursday September 04, 2008 - 09:25:00 AM
Carrie and Stan Sprague in their garden a few years ago.
Sylvia Roland
Carrie and Stan Sprague in their garden a few years ago.

Carrie Sprague grew up in the Midwest and graduated from Oberlin College. She moved west where she met and married Thomas M. King. After having three children together, they divorced. In 1980, she met Stan and she moved into their little old house on Allston Way.  

Carrie was still teaching preschool at the time. When she retired, they rebuilt the house. After battling cancer for two years, Carrie decided to spend her last days at Chaparral House. Surrounded by her daughters, Stan, and other relatives, she passed away early Tuesday. She was cherished by her many friends and neighbors.  

Carrie was involved in many community projects and international groups; she also served on local commissions. Carrie served on the Solid Waste (now called Zero Waste) Commission, and she was a member of the Zoning Adjustments Board. She was also an accomplished quilter, potter, baker and gardener.  

In the 1980s, Carrie and Stan were very involved in peace and solidarity work in Central America. For many years Carrie was a mainstay at the Ohlone Community Garden and Carrie volunteered regularly at Tilden Regional Park for over a decade. Carrie will be remembered by her neighbors for her steadfast efforts to protect the decency and spirit of Central Berkeley.