Carole Joy Litt, 85, a native Clevelander, died May 21, 2019, at Castle Peak Assisted Living in Eagle, Colo., surrounded by her family.

Born and raised in Cleveland on May 14, 1934, Carole (nee Schonberg) had a happy childhood and graduated from Shaker Heights High School in 1952, and Mather University (now Case Western Reserve University) in 1956.

On Christmas Day in 1955, Carole married Archie (Arthur M. Litt, deceased April 2010), the love of her life. Carole and Archie built a great family and life together that they both enjoyed, filled with friends, travel and love.

After their four children were grown, Carole and Archie moved to Denver to further Archie’s career. They spent happy years there, with Carole, as always, making lifelong friends. They then moved on to Atlanta.

In retirement, Carole and Archie lived in Cleveland, Denver and Aiken, S.C., until finding their place in the sun in Venice, Fla. Venice was a very happy place for both of them, making close friends that were so helpful to Carole especially during her illness and Archie’s death.

Carole, with her constant smile, and great personality, was known for her love of Archie, and her kids and grandkids, beautiful welcoming homes, cards and gift giving, love of shopping, as well as her baby back ribs and French fries.

Carole always had room at her table and in her heart for whoever happened to be around at dinnertime. Carole was also a lifelong, avid sports fan, enjoying all of her favorite teams.

Carole is survived by her four children, Jonathan, Amy (Ken), Steven (Robin) and Robert; her four grandchildren, Claire Diener, Jesse Diener, Sam Litt and Hannah Litt; and her brother, Richard Schonberg.

We loved Mom dearly and she will be missed.

A special thank you to the staff at Castle Peak, who were such loving angels to Mom. Carole was able to spend her 85th birthday with her family, a living celebration of life, saying meaningful goodbyes to all. She said it was the best birthday party of her entire life.

A private family memorial will be set at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, please choose a charity as a remembrance.