June 2, 1970 - January 14, 2022
Carol Ann Adams Wilke of Redlands, CA, passed away on January 14, 2022, at the age of 51 from illness due to COVID-19. Carol was born on June 2, 1970 in Fontana, CA and was the oldest of four daughters born to Alfred and Rita (Boyer) Adams. Carol always wanted to help others feel beautiful and was licensed in cosmetology as a senior in high school. After graduating from Yucaipa High School in 1988, she began a thirty-plus year career as a hair stylist based in Redlands, CA. Carol was honored to be named Best Hair Stylist in 2015 by Inland Empire Magazine. Carol’s work brought her opportunities to model, attend hair shows, and travel around the world. She met many people who became life-long friends and clients. The trials and lessons of being a big sister prepared her for later life - friends and clients remember Carol as a big sister, always available to give advice and support, always generous with her time and willing to “squeeze you in” her schedule. Carol connected with everyone she met and reflected her inner beauty to others through her beautiful smile. Among her family members, Carol was the peacemaker and never missed a loved one’s birthday, especially when it came to her five nephews. Zachary, Andrew, JJ, Henry, and Colton will miss their Aunt Carol’s ability to make them smile and laugh with her playful personality. In 2010, Carol married Michael Wilke. They lived in Redlands with their three beloved dogs. Together they enjoyed traveling, camping, and off-roading in the San Bernardino mountains. Mike died on January 19, 2022, also from illness caused by COVID-19. Carol is remembered by her parents, Rita and Alfred; her sisters Cathy (Eddie), Connie, and Christine (Sal); nephews Zachary, Andrew, JJ, Henry, and Colton; and many other aunts, uncles, and cousins. She is preceded in death by maternal grandparents Matilda and John Henry Boyer of Wadena, MN; paternal grandparents Tavy Moore of Yucaipa, CA and Johnnie Adams of Rialto, CA; paternal uncle, Alton Adams; and paternal cousin, David Aznar. Interment will take place at 10:00am on February 11, 2022 at Desert Lawn Memorial Park, 11251 Desert Lawn Drive, Calimesa, CA, 92320. Flowers may also be sent to Desert Lawn Memorial Park. Following the burial, family, friends, and clients are welcome to share stories of remembrance at Carol’s Celebration of Life at 12:00pm at Yucaipa Regional Park, Shelter #2, 33900 Oak Glen Road, Yucaipa, CA, 92399.
Carol Ann Adams Wilke of Redlands, CA, passed away on January 14, 2022, at the age of 51 from illness due to COVID-19. Carol was born on June 2, 1970 in Fontana, CA and was the oldest of four daughters born to Alfred and Rita (Boyer) Adams.... View Obituary & Service Information
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