Antoinette Carol Lucia Rivera Wommack of Cottage Grove passed away on Friday, Oct. 8 after a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 64 years old.
Born on Oct. 6, 1957 in Harrison, N.Y. to Italian immigrants, Carol graduated from Harrison High before relocating to Drain, Ore. in 1978. Shortly after arriving in Oregon she met Vaughn Wommack, who she married on June 25, 1983 at a ceremony in Curtain. She spent 40 years heavily involved in Al-Anon and helped run the Alano Club in Cottage Grove during the late 1990s and early 2000s.
Carol helped Vaughn found Umpqua Valley Forestry and also worked as caretaker and had a seasonal wreath-making business while living in Drain, Yoncalla and Cottage Grove.
Carol is survived by her son Woody Wommack, of Decatur, Ga., her daughter Wendi Wommack of Cottage Grove and her grandchildren Nefeli Wommack and Rylan Jenkins, as well as two brothers, John Rivera of Portland and Carmen Rivera of Ellenton, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her husband Vaughn, as well as her older sisters Esther Falco and Gina DelVecchio and her older brother Tony Rivera.
In lieu of flowers, Carol has asked for donations to be made to her grandchildren’s college funds and can be sent to 45 South M Street, Cottage Grove, OR 97424.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.