Madeline Carol Wilbur Hurtley
August 9, 1940 – March 22, 2023
Last updated 5/30/2023 at 4:30pm
Madeline Carol Wilbur was born on August 9, 1940, in Deadwood, Oregon, the eldest of four children to Elizabeth and Wesley Wilbur.
Her brothers, Carl, Dale, and Herb were born after her.
She leaves behind two sons, Ronald Goodwin and Will Goodwin; three grandchildren, Skyanna Goodland, Vaughn Goodwin, and Jondalar Goodwin; as well as three great-grandchildren, Winter, Whittier, and Wrenley Goodland. All of whom she lived for and loved dearly.
As an adult she chose to change her name to Carol Madeline Wilbur because she disliked her first name. She was known as Carol for the rest of her life.
She lived all over Oregon working in restaurants as a waitress and then as a manager.
She was a strong, independent woman who was fearless, stubborn, and breathtakingly beautiful. She rode motorcycles in her sixties and went rattlesnake hunting when she lived in Arizona. She loved to enjoy the outdoors and spend time with her family. She loved gardening, cooking, and her ceramic chickens. She especially loved her dog, Sassy.
She married David Hurtley in December 2005. He passed away just a few short weeks before her.
Her granddaughters Rylee and Dally Hurtley loved her so much and she was a wonderful grandma to them.
She will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved her.
A celebration of life will be held on April 22, at the Sisters Rodeo Grounds, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.