Carol McIntyre, 75, of Orange Park, Florida, passed away peacefully on September 29, 2021. She was born May 5, 1946, to Mark and Berniece Sedam of South Bend, Indiana. She married Garry McIntrye on June 3, 1972. They lived in Mississippi and California before settling in Orange Park, Florida and were married for 49 years.
Carol received her Associate’s Degree in Business from Indiana University at South Bend and worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida from 1975 until 2005 when she retired. She worked in a few departments and served in a number of roles at Blue Cross Blue Shield including many leadership positions.
She was the embodiment of a supportive mother and spent many hours and weekends supporting both sons in their endeavors as students and athletes throughout their childhood.
Carol spent her retirement years managing the family business (Maxxim Construction). She was beyond proud of her two sons and their accomplishments in their lives. She was elated to gain two ‘daughters’ when both boys married. The joy of her life was her four grandchildren. She enjoyed gardening, shopping, traveling with her husband, and decorating. She was known for her days at the beach with her boogie-board. She was an avid Florida Gators and Jacksonville Jaguars football fan and loved to cheer on her teams with her friends and family on the weekends.
She is survived by her husband, Garry McIntyre and her two sons; Marc (Crystal) McIntyre, (Mason and Tyler) and Ryan (Hillary) McIntyre, (Harper and Lydia). She is also survived by her brother, Robert (Colleen) Sedam and a number of cousins and nieces.
Carol died surrounded by her loving family after a long and brave battle with lung cancer. Any donations can be made to Clay County Habitat for Humanity, a cause that was near to her heart. Carol enjoyed bright colored flowers as well and any flowers may be sent to Grace Anglican Church, 5804 US-17 in Fleming Island, Florida 32003.
A memorial service will be hosted at Grace Anglican on October 15, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. at 5804 US-17 in Fleming Island, Florida 32003.