July 16, 1953 ~ July 5, 2018

Born in: Chicago, Illinois,
Resided in: Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Carol Frame passed away on July 5, 2018 in Littleton, CO. Born on July 16, 1953 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Carolyn and Edward Toll. She lived in Chicago and after graduating high school and worked at Montgomery Wards where she met her husband Richard Frame. They were married on June 7, 1981 and had two sons while in Chicago, Kevin (1/11/87) and Christopher(12/11/89).

With initial reluctance the family moved to Highlands Ranch, Colorado in February 1993. While she greatly missed her family and memories from Chicago, she learned to love Colorado’s beauty and couldn’t be convinced to live anywhere else.

In raising her two boys, she developed a passion for teaching and once they were both in school got a position as an Educational Assistant at Sand Creek Elementary. When Cougar Run Elementary opened in 1996 she continued her position there and became a fixture that helped it gain its reputation as one of the excellent schools in the community. She was instrumental in shaping the minds of countless children that had the benefit of learning from her.

She found joy in reading and discussing the endless number of books she had read with her many book clubs. She was also very adventurous and enjoyed traveling and seeing the world. Anyone that was lucky enough to know her knew that she loved to talk, and even more listen, for hours on end. She was born to be a mother and educator, and her sons owe their success to her guiding hand. She was a member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church and her faith was very important to her. Carol will be dearly missed by her loving family and friends.

She was the devoted wife of Richard Frame; loving mother to Kevin and Christopher Frame; beloved sister of Richard (Deborah) Toll; and aunt to many nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly. Carol was preceded in death by her parents, Carolyn and Edward Toll; and brother, Edward Toll.

Relatives and friends are welcome to celebrate her life at her memorial service at 2pm on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church. Her ashes will be laid to rest at Oakridge Cemetery in Hillside, IL, at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made in honor of Carol to St. Jude’s Children Hospital, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, or another charity of your choice.

Please share memories of Carol and condolence messages with her family below.


Memorial Service: July 14, 2018 2:00 pm

St. Luke's United Methodist Church


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  1. Carol always had other people in her heart. She was so supportive of everyone and loved to talk and laugh with her friends and family. She was a bright light to the children she worked with, to her colleagues, to her book clubs and to her family. She is greatly missed.

  2. Our most sincere condolences to the Frame family. It was an honor to work with Carol. She was incredibly dedicated to the students and teachers at the school. She worked tirelessly to make each and every day a great experience for the kids. We will miss her presence very much.

  3. Carol will be missed by so many of her friends and family members. She added so much to a gathering; humor, insight in book discussions, spontaneity and dedication to her work with children. Her hand was firm yet supportive in her interactions with children. I am sorry we won’t be able be at her memorial but she will surely be in our hearts.

  4. Sadly, I will not be in town on the 14th but want to extend my sincerest condolences to all of you. I was honored to serve with Carol as a mentor. She will be greatly missed. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time of sorrow.

  5. So sorry to learn of the passing of Carol Hope you and the boys are going strong in her memory Hard to believe Kevin and Chris are30 ish I guess that makes you & I dinosaurs @ 77, Our thoughts and prayers to all. Regards Bob & Pat Ryan

  6. I was a new teacher hire at CRun Elem. in Aug. of 2001. Carol, I remember, was one of the first to smile and warmly welcome me. Throughout my 13 years at CRun., Carol was known for her smile, helpfulness, warmth, and her genuine care and concern not only for the students at CRun but, for all of the staff and faculty members. Her compassionate heart unified us all. I am so sorry that I will be out of town on Saturday. Carol will always hold a special place in my heart as well as in the hearts of so many who knew her.

  7. Carol will be remembered with such fondness. She was a gentle friend and always brought a smile when I was around her. I enjoyed working with her and socializing at church activities. Condolences to all her family and remembering you, Richard, Kevin and Chris.

  8. My condolences to the family…..I sorry I missed the memorial….I would now like to give my respects…I worked with Carol at Michael’s awhile back. Carol was a lovely person and I enjoyed working with her. I am deeply saddened by this. You are all in my prayers….

  9. Dear Frame Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Carol’s passing. She was such an incredible influence on the lives of so many children and adults. I remember her dedication and passion for her job when we worked together at Cougar Run. I will hold your family in my thoughts and prayers. Hold on to your memories with joy!
    Thinking of you Richard, Kevin, and Chris!

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