Carol Ann Boss, a lifelong resident of Siskiyou County, California, passed away peacefully at home on January 21, 2013. She was 75 years old.

Carol was born in McCloud, California on March 30, 1937 to Sylves and Mary Minoletti.

Carol was a very pretty girl, and in 1953, she was the first Miss Siskiyou County, and a majorette for the Mount Shasta High School Band.

Carol married Ned Boss, and they had four children.

Carol was co-owner of Boss Photo and the former Windsor’s Fountain Drug Store. She was the first Mrs. Santa Claus and rode on the Fire Department float.

Carol had an outgoing, bright personality, and was very involved serving in her community. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi, MADD, was a Girl Scout advisor, and Santa’s Secretary.

Carol loved her family, and always teased that her three sons-in-law were her favorite. She enjoyed photography, cooking, embroidery, collecting plates and spoons from different places, and RV camping.

Carol is survived by her husband, Ned Boss of Mount Shasta, California; son, Don Boss of Sutherlin, Oregon; daughter, Rhonda Monaghan of Mount Shasta, California; daughter, Cheryl Pigoni of Mount Shasta, California; daughter, Pam Barnum of Plattsmouth, Nebraska; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Carol will be greatly missed by all.

A graveside service for Carol will be held on Friday, January 25 at 1 p.m. at Mt. Shasta Memorial Park.

Mt. Shasta Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hospice or Mt. Shasta City Fire Department.