Carola “Rae” Bolton, age 83, of Lombard, formerly of Glen Ellyn

Written by Brust Funeral Home on March 23rd, 2019

BoltonCarola “Rae” Bolton, age 83, of Lombard, formerly of Glen Ellyn, passed away March 21, 2019.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 28 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Brust Funeral  Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard.  Funeral Services will be held Friday, March 29 at 10 AM at Brust Funeral Home followed by Interment at Assumption Cemetery, Wheaton.

Rae grew up in Glen Ellyn and attended Glenbard West High School, where she met Norvin, her husband of 48 years.   She enjoyed traveling and was always planning her next trip, especially the trips to Phoenix where she would visit her sons, Ken and Steve.   Rae worked for many years as a legal secretary, and spent the last 15 years of her career at the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office.  She was a life-long Cub fan and a season ticket holder to the Chicago Bears.   She enjoyed attending both her children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events, and traveled to Florida to watch her granddaughter, Kelly, play softball with Carthage College and her grandson, Brad, play baseball with Milwaukee School of Engineering.  Rae was a best friend and mentor to her grandson, Bobby, and developed special and different relationships with all of her family and many friends.

Rae was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Norvin, and brother, David Palmer.  She was the loving mother of Kenneth, Stephen, Jeffrey (Robin) and Barbara (Robert) Putnam; grandmother to Kelly (Thomas) Van Hout, Bradley (Jessica) Bolton, and Robert Putnam; great-grandmother to Benjamin, Max and Brady Van Hout, and Eleanor and Jeffrey Bolton.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Alzheimer’s Association, 8430 W. Bryn Mawr Ave, # 800, Chicago, IL 60631, or American Cancer Society, 1801 S. Meyers Road, Suite 100, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181,  would be appreciated.


8 Comments so far ↓

  1. Laura Misek-Blanchard says:

    Rae was the first to welcome us to the block, our wonderful neighborhood! And Rae will be missed by her neighbors. I’ve had many conversations with her over the fence, laughing about our families. The Bolton’s have been the best neighbors and friends to us.

  2. Jinny Cable says:

    I have donated to Mayo’s for cancer research.

    Our friendship for 80 years is cherished. She will be missed.
    “God” bless you all.

  3. Jinny Cable says:

    I have donated to Msyo’s for cancer research she will be greatly missed

  4. Hope Jaroszewski says:

    My beautiful ray of sunshine is how I will always remember Rae, she always had a smile on her face. She loved her flowers and vegetable garden . Loved going with her daughter to get her hair and nails done , it meant so much to her. I love you Rae! My prayers are with you! Til we meet again!

  5. Marisa Chavez says:

    Never forget her kindness. May God give her eternal rest and the family the strength to bear the great pain.

  6. Kathy Kasik Bellock says:

    I have many great childhood memories spending
    time with the Bolton family. My heart and prayers
    go out to the family. May fond memories bring you
    comfort, so sorry for you’re loss

  7. Marisa Chavez says:

    Losing a loved one is never easy. May you find comfort and peace with your family and friends during this difficult time.

  8. Jan Barbeau says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I have heard many stories of what a vibrant, active and wonderful woman Rae was. Wishing you all peace, love and support during this difficult time.

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