December 29, 1939 ~ February 4, 2020

Born in: Denver, Colorado
Resided in: Aurora, Colorado

Carol R. Deal, 80, of Aurora, Colorado passed away on February 4, 2020.  Carol was born to Joe and Florine Cherry Tezak in Denver, Colorado on December 29, 1939.

She graduated from Aurora High School in 1958. Carol married her husband, Roger Deal, and went on to become a homemaker and beloved mother of four boys, eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Carol loved her family more than anything.  She loved watching her boy’s and grandchildren’s athletic and school events.  She was such a spark of light and joy.

Carol is survived by her four sons, Tim (Sheri) Deal, Ken (Stacey) Deal, John (Diane) Deal, and Randy (Christine) Deal; grandchildren Ashleigh, Austin, Coen, Peyton, Landon, Triston, Darien and Kenny; siblings Rudy Tezak, Diane Kuhns, Jackie Mitchell, James Cherry. Carol was preceded in death by her husband Roger Deal; siblings Joanne Lloyd and Donald Cherry.


Celebration of Life Reception: February 14, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

11150 E. Dartmouth Ave.
Aurora, CO 80014

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  1. Rest in peace. We love you and will forever miss you. Give Roger as big hug and please keep the signs 💜 coming…

  2. Sending all of the Deal’s my love and comfort. Rest In Peace, sweet sweet Carol! I will always remember your beautiful smile, laughs, hugs, and gentle soul. You will be so missed.

  3. Words cannot express how much I will miss my dear friend. We so enjoyed spending time together and talking about the past and our families. She was so proud of each one of hers and loved them deeply. And now I have all the memories of our times together. ❤️😢💔

  4. To the Deal family, a mother’s love is endless. She will be with you always. Look for the signs. Sometimes through a song, an event or in your dreams. I shall pray for all of you during this time. You will be missed Mrs. Deal. Much love from the Miller Family.

  5. To the Deal Family:

    When I was a young girl – probably about 10 years old, I had to stay in my mom’s classroom one afternoon at North middle school because my parents both had commitments and I wasn’t yet old enough to stay by myself. I went into my mom’s classroom to find two boys (older than me) writing on my mom’s chalkboard and calling her Mrs. Fish. I was so upset that I yelled at them and they left heading down the hall to the gymnasium. This was back when the chalkboards slid up and down and of course this was on the higher chalk board that I was never going to be able to reach. I went to find my mom and walked into the hallway where a very nice woman saw me crying and asked if she could help me. I told her what the boys had done and that I wanted to erase it before my mom saw it and it made her upset. She walked me back into the classroom, pulled the board down and then wiped it all off. When she asked me if I had seen who did it, I of course snitched and said yes. She followed my back down the hallway and I pointed out the tall lanky boy that I recognized and the other boy with him. She thanked me and said that she would let his parents know and then proceeded to walk me back to my mom’s classroom. My mom by then was looking for me and we all met in the hallway. When I told my mom why I was so upset, the woman said – don’t worry, it was Kenny. I HAD A NAME FOR MY NEMESIS.

    My mom had to spend some time with me explaining that nothing mean was really said even if I didn’t like her being called Mrs. Fish. I asked her if the woman knew who the mean boy’s parents were and she told me – that was Mrs. Deal and the boy was her son Kenny. And that was the very first time I ever met Momma Deal.

    A year or two later and I attended many football games for Aurora Central with my dad keeping score/time/statistics. I was too young to sit quietly in the upper bow in the bleachers, and my dad asked a family to help watch me. Again – Momma Deal. For the next ten + years, I sat on the bleachers with both mom (Carol) and dad (Roger) Deal. Always with an extra blanket, hot chocolate, kleenex and every other odd assortment of items she carried with her. Imagine my surprise that my brother and Kenny were friends, that in high school I had a crush on John, and that I graduated in the same class as Randy Deal. Your family has always been woven into memories of my youth and growing up I had that extra mom – in yours.

    At Tim’s wedding, Momma Deal asked me (this young girl sitting at the table bored) if I was having fun. I told her that I wanted to dance but that there wasn’t anyone my age that I knew. A few minutes later, Mr. Deal was at the table asking me to dance. I know that he would rather have done anything but dance with an awkward, gangly girl, but Momma Deal made sure that everyone was taken care of.

    I can’t possibly tell you how much your mom meant to me growing up, but you were so very lucky to have her in your life, be it as a sister, a mom, a grandmother, aunt, or surrogate mom. Such a very kind woman who took care of so many people in so many ways with such a gentle spirit.
    I know that each of you have your own unique stories, but I wanted a chance to let you know that she had a very warm hug that has had a long and timeless reach.

  6. Im so blessed to have had you in my life. You were such an amazing, loving woman and a wonderful Auntie. I will treasure all our lunches and all the laughter. I know you are at peace and finally reunion with Uncle Roger, my mom and our other loved ones. I’m going to miss you “Love”.

  7. Carol and I were cheerleaders together in high school. Carol was a good friend during high school. Carol has always been a truly sweet and caring person. It is so warming to see all the wonderful positive comments about a person. You are going to be missed, Carol.

  8. To the Deal family, Carol will be greatly missed by all of us. She was such a sweet person. We will miss her at out our monthly luncheon. The family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. When I heard that Carol had passed, I’d just written this quote, “Run to each other with love and you will find peace.” Carol and I reconnected on Facebook following the deaths of our beloved husbands. Friends and family who were blessed to have this sweet, loving woman in their lives have left special words, here. For me, I will always remember the AHS cheerleader, always enthusiastically sharing her beautiful smile. And then, later in our lives, the supportive mom, always present, sometimes sitting next to me, being proud moms with “bleacher buns” 😍👍❣️

  10. It is hard to lose someone as sweet and caring as carol we have been friends for 70 years…i moved to ohio after graduation and marrage but we never lost touch and we always saw each other everytime I came to colorado so many wonderful memories…she actually introduced my husband butch and I before graduation..she thought we would make a good pair..and we were..I am going to miss her more then I can say…we always talked on sunday and 2-3 times duri g the week…my prayers and love go out to the whole family.

  11. We hold your family in our hearts and prayers for the loss of a great lady and mother. Peace be with you all.
    Karen Harris-Aluise and Eric Aluise

  12. I had the pleasure of some amazing dinner dates with my great aunts Carol and her sister Jackie. It was always something I looked forward to as a way to connect with my family here in Colorado. When Carol’s health started deteriorating, I found myself missing little moments with her. I hope she’s found peace. We truly lost a good one down here.

  13. To Carol, you will be missed by all your family & friends. I got to know you again by going to our school
    lunch’s when I could,in school your were a very nice a sweet teenager & when we meet again you were
    the same****

  14. We have known each other for almost 60 years. We shared a lot of good and fun times and a few hard times. I will always miss you. My love and prayers go out to the family. You had a Mom who loved her kids and all of her grandkids and family. Love you Carol!

  15. I remember Carol as being so sweet to everyone. I looked up to her because she was a cheerleader when I was in the band at AHS. She was always so kind to everyone. Unfortunately, we lost touch after she graduated. To all of her family: I am so sorry for your loss. She left all of you rich memories of her love for you. Blessings!

  16. ‘Carol and Roger Deal were the epitome of adults being involved with not only their family, but Roger coached baseball for the boys’ league in Aurora for many years. Carol was usually with him for the practices and always at the games. We had 4 sons who learned not only how to play baseball, but lessons about sportsmanship. We will never forget them for their time and life lessons. Richard & Carol Finnin

  17. You will be dearly missed by all. You were a kind and loving soul with an infectious laugh. I will treasure all the memories I have since childhood. Rest In Peace dear aunt Carol 🙏🙏

  18. I love you so much Mama. You have always been with me in good times and in bad. You treated me as your own daughter and I will always cherish your love. We sure shared a lot in almost 42 years together-so many memories! You are so loved, and I will miss you more than you know.

    Love always,

  19. To the Deal Family, your mother was a wonderful lady. She will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Linda and Kris Masters

  20. To the Deal family My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you during this hard time. You all were truly blessed to have such a sweet lady in your life’s. Rest In Peace Carol you will be missed dearly!


  21. Tim, Ken, John, and Randy: Your mom was a beautiful person and I always remember her at the baseball games with us while we were competing. My condolences to you and your entire family. I hope the memories of the time you had with her and your father help you during this difficult time.

  22. If you have lived in Aurora a long time, you have had you life blessed with meeting a Deal. Carol and Roger created a wonderful family. Carol was such a sweet caring person, always smiling and laughing. To all her family and friends, remember the good memories.

  23. I loved Aunt Carol very much. I know her and my mom were very close. I will miss her dearly. My daughter still has, and cherishes her cabbage patch kid that Carol gave her, which belonged to Grandma Cherry. Thank you for taking care of me. I love you dearly, and i know i will see you again when Jesus returns. Rest in pease my beloved Aunt. You will always be in my heart.

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