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Carol Gene Hunter
1943-2024

Carol Gene Hunter passed away June 25, 2024 at Country Living in Larned, KS having moved there from Omaha, NE in 2022.

She was born on February 15, 1943 to her parents, Eugene (Bud) and Esther Nastri Chewning. She always considered herself a “California Girl” having been born and raised in West Covina, California and graduating with highest honors from West Covina High School in 1960.

Carol attended Westminister College in Utah for two years where she met her soon to be husband, Terry Alan Hunter. She moved back to California in 1962 to attend Cal Poly College while Terry was in Officers Training School for the United States Air Force. On December 29, 1962, Carol and Terry married in West Covina. The couple moved to Arizona where Carol finished her bachelor’s degree in secondary math and English education in 1964 at Arizona State University. She had her first teaching job at a high school in Adana, Turkey where Terry was stationed with the Air Force.

Carol spent the rest of her life teaching in many different ways as she worked in business and higher education eventually becoming the CEO/Co-Founder of FGI International in 1983. Over the next thirty plus years, FGI provided her with a vehicle to not only teach but also to learn from the many people she met and worked with as a consultant to organizations in change management and leadership development. She was most proud of the work she did and the relationships she made in her travels to Russia, China and India. She immersed herself in these new cultures and strived to learn about each person she met with an open mind and an open heart.

Outside of her work, Carol loved visits to the ocean, growing beautiful flowers and exotic water lilies, her goldfish ponds, supporting the causes she believed in  and time spent with her grandsons.

Carol was preceded in death by her husband and her beloved sister, Antoinette “Toni” Prather.

She is survived by her daughter, Tina (David) Gladow, Larned, KS; son, Tim Hunter, Omaha, NE; grandsons, Colton and Austin Gladow, Hays, KS and other extended family and friends.

The family would like to thank and acknowledge the amazing staff at Country Living of Larned for the steadfast and loving care they have provided for the past two years. They were truly like family for Carol.

Cremation has taken place and burial will be with her husband at the Omaha National Cemetery at a later date.

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