Carole Steiner Tubbs Obituary – Knoxville News Sentinel

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Carole Steiner Tubbs was born December 28, 1937, in Chattanooga, TN. She was a Christmas Carole. She died March 23, 2023 in Athens, TN, after a post-stroke decline.

Carole grew up in Chattanooga, a member of the Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul. After graduating from Notre Dame School he attended St Mary’s Dominican College in New Orleans, then transferred to Purdue University. Upon being told that women were not allowed to sit for a degree in Mathematics, she transferred again. finishing her degree at the University of Chattanooga. This ignited a lifelong passion for advocating for equal opportunities for women.

At UC she met Jim, and they married after her graduation. Carole’s Mathematics degree was the foundation for a career in computer programming. She developed computerized scheduling for high school classes, deployed an ATM network, and worked on an automated Trust system for banking before moving on to work at UTSI in Tullahoma, the University of Tennessee (Knoxville), and ORNL in Oak Ridge. She retired from the State of Tennessee at 70.

Her parents instilled a strong sense of community in Carole. She was active in Rotary International and was on the board of SafeSpace, a domestic violence shelter in Sevierville, TN. She was awarded Knoxville YWCA Women of the Year. She carried the Olympic Torch for a segment before the 1996 Olympics.

After Carole retired, she enjoyed spending time with Madeline, her granddaughter.

Carole was predeceased by her parents, Ed Steiner, Sr. and Myra (Weidner) Steiner, her siblings Mary Ann Hendee, Edward Jr, John (Jack), Sister Catherine, MSBT, Sue Payne, James (died in infancy), and survived by her husband Jim, daughter Mary Catherine (Kevin), son Jimmy (Angela), granddaughter Madeline, and sister Shirley Prey.

Carole’s funeral will be at the Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul, Chattanooga, on Saturday, June 10 at 2 PM. Visitation from 1:30 PM.

Posted online on May 14, 2023

Published in Knoxville News Sentinel

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