Carol Bezou Wahler passed away two weeks before her 77th birthday in the early morning of Monday, December 4, 2023.
Carol lived with her husband, Paul, of forty years in or near Washington, D.C. In recent years they settled in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi to be near her family in New Orleans and along the Gulf Coast. After graduating from the University of New Orleans, Carol pursued a career in acting. Eventually landing in Washington, Carol shifted from working with actors onstage to a job behind the scenes in the local AFTRA-SAG union office. This led to her becoming a casting director and talent paymaster for educational film/video producers in the D.C. area. Carol switched careers and went back to school to get a degree in Social Work from George Mason University. She then worked mostly with children and young adults who had developmental or cognitive disabilities, guiding them into independent living and becoming productive members of society.
Carol and Paul enjoyed tent camping, whether it was a weekend at Catoctin National Park (near Camp David) or a week at Cape Hatteras National Seashore where they could drive for miles on the beach in Paul’s Jeep CJ. After retiring they camped in a small RV and travelled all over the East and South from Nova Scotia to New Orleans, and as far west as Yellowstone and Albuquerque. Carol and Paul did not have children but loved their two Siberian Huskies who spanned 25 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents George M. Bezou, Sr. and Marie Moses Bezou, and her brother, Charles H. Bezou.
Carol is also survived by six sisters, two brothers, and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
There will be a Celebration of Life at a date in the future to be announced to family and friends.
In lieu of flowers: Please donate to SOME (So Others Might Eat) – a provider of meals and social services to the impoverished and homeless in downtown Washington, D.C. Visit email@example.com to learn more about their community work and why Carol supported them.