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April 24, 2013

Carol Ann (Cover) Wagner

JOHNSTOWN — WAGNER – Carol Ann (Cover), born April 22, 1936, in Johnstown, and passed away April 18, 2013. She was a longtime resident of Sun City Palm Desert, Calif. Beloved wife of Carl E. Wagner for 54 years. Beloved mother of Cathy Wagner Bond, and husband, Roger; David Wagner, and wife, Kim Wagner; and Don Wagner, and wife, Debbie Wagner. Beloved grandmother of Ryan Wagner, and wife, Carri Wagner; Heather Thompson (Wagner), and husband, Brett Thompson; Kristen Wagner; Michael Wagner; Kyle Bond; and Andrea Bond. Great-grandmother to Brady Wagner, Kayleigh Wagner, Lilly Wagner and Connor Wagner. Surviving family members include sisters, Elaine Cruz, Menifee, Calif.; Barbara Smith, Richmond, Va.; and Joseph Cover, Colorado Springs, Colo.; brother-in-law, David Smith; and sister-in-law, Judi Cover. Surviving relatives also include many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Carol attended Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing at the University of Pittsburgh from 1955-1958 and continued to work there after receiving her registered nursing license. She married Carl Wagner on June 14, 1958, and the family moved to Southern California in August 1965. She was employed by Anaheim Memorial Hospital in Anaheim, Calif. In her role as ER supervisor, she was responsible for developing the first Nurse-Paramedic program. She later earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from California State University Fullerton. She ended her nursing career teaching at Chapman University, Orange, Calif. She dedicated her life to taking care of others; she was a registered nurse for almost 50 years. She will be greatly missed by her many friends and family. Service will be held at Chaparral Country Club Palm Desert, Calif. Contributions may be made in Carol’s memory to AA Central Office in Cathedral City, Calif.

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