Kevin, also known as Dude and KevDog, was born April 22, 1964 in Harbor City, California to James and Doris Carroll and grew up in both Long Beach and Oroville, California.
He graduated from Bellflower High in 1982 and also attended Oroville High, where he played football and may or may not have participated in a legendary window incident. He married the love of his life, Sue Ellen Kane in 1997 in a suitably Old West setting. He loved the outdoors, especially being on the water, and historical locations. He was an avid camper, boater and fisherman. Kevin worked in many major cities in both Southern and Northern California, attending concerts of every great rock and metal band all over the state. He mixed the fun of big cities with his joy at being outdoors and on the water, especially Lake Oroville where he kept a boat for many years, and Paradise Lake. Together with his wife, he moved to Paradise in 2005 to live and enjoy the area that meant so much to him. He joined the local 7-11 chapter of E. Clampus Vitus and served as both Recorder for many years and was just honored as Humbug.
Kevin loved his family, his pets, his friends and he loved being a Clamper. One of his passions was rock music, and he collected many rock posters as well as enjoying the live shows of every worthwhile band, and many new groups who went on to success. Kevin was a Campfire survivor and bravely saved his family that day.
Kevin is survived by his wife Sue Ellen, his parents Dory Carroll-Scarlett and Jim and Mari Carroll, and his adored brothers and their wives, Paul and Gale Carroll and Chris and Julie Carroll. He is also survived by his aunt and uncle, Judy and Mark Childress of Nevada and his many beloved nephews, nieces and cousins. He will be greatly missed by his family and his many friends.
A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held September 25th at 11:00 am at Rose Chapel in Paradise.
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