Vail Daily obituary: Carol Frances Storr, 1939-2016 |

Vail Daily obituary: Carol Frances Storr, 1939-2016

Carol Frances Storr (nee Schoenfeld).
Special to the Daily |

Carol Frances Storr (nee Schoenfeld), of Greenwich, Connecticut, passed away peacefully at home on June 29, 2016, at the age of 76, due to pancreatic cancer.

Carol is survived by her husband, Hans G. Storr, of Greenwich; children, Suzanne Storr, of Greenwich, John Hernandez-Storr (Luanne), of Claremont, California, Christina Wilson (David), of Vail; sister, Kay Belich (Sam), of New York City; grandchildren, Colby and Nicole Wilson, Jonah and Naomi Storr, Cassidy Hernandez-Storr, and Megan Carson; as well as many cousins, nephews, nieces and friends. She is preceded in death by her sister, Jean Hester.

Carol was born Oct. 2, 1939, in Staten Island, New York, to Lorna and Robert Schoenfeld. She attended Nathan Hale High School in West Allis, Wisconsin, and earned degrees from the University of Wisconsin (B.S. 1961), Manhattanville College (B.A. 1989) and Columbia University (M.S. 1992). She worked as a physical therapist in San Francisco and London and participated in a cultural exchange program in Italy.

Back in Wisconsin, she met a widower with a little girl named Suzanne, a German accent and a briefcase full of ambition. She and Hans were married in July 1965. Throughout the next two years they welcomed John and Tina.

Carol shared her love of the performing arts, especially ballet and opera, with her children and later, her grandchildren. She was actively involved in their schools and loved attending performances, competitions and horse shows, even across the miles.

She was a great supporter of many charities and a volunteer social worker for Gay Men’s Health Crisis in New York City for many years.

She loved to travel and learn about other cultures. Her beautiful photos of architecture, exotic animals and children from around the world are family treasures.

When at her second home in Vail, Carol loved snowshoeing on the golf course in the winter, hiking Booth Falls daily in the summer and attending and supporting the Vail International Dance Festival.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to Greenwich Hospital Home Hospice, 5 Perryridge Road, Greenwich, CT 06830.

Condolences may be offered online by visiting The family would like to give special thanks to the caregivers from Compass Care for their dedication and devotion to Carol throughout her illness.

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