Carol Ann Nystuen Ivie

of Menlo Park, the Woodside County Almanac’s staff photographer for 29 years, died June 4, 2006 of a massive heart attack. She was 76.

Carol was a Woodside homemaker, whose hobby was taking and developing photos, when she was hired in October 1976.

She was always on the scene with her camera: at Little League games, high school football games, May Day, the Junior Riders Rodeo, the Portola Valley picnic, Filoli garden parties, photographing the events in our communities. She gave up many of her weekends to capture the lives of others on film according to her editor. People would often stop her and say, “You took my picture 10 years ago,” or “I love the photo of my son you took when he was in kindergarten.”

As her co-workers will attest, Carol was pleasant, dependable and cooperative to work with. She always showed up and was always on time. “Carol Ivie was the heart and soul of the Almanac, along with the other veterans on the staff,” said Almanac Managing Editor Richard Hine. “The Almanac will never be the same without her. She was a goodwill ambassador for the Almanac, getting to know hundreds of people in the community, their friends and family over three decades. She will be greatly missed, not only by the Almanac, but by many people in the community,” he said.

In recent years, she made the transition to digital photography and learned how to transfer photos to a computer and archive them.

Carol is survived by her three children, Deborah Ivie of Aptos, Daniel Ivie of Menlo Park, and Rebecca Ivie of Annacortes, Washington.

The family prefers memorials be made to Wildlife Rescue, 4000 Middlefield Road, Building V, Palo Alto, CA 94303.

From Woodside County Almanac