STAHL, Carol Ann

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Last Name
Given Names
Carol Ann
Better known as
Date of Birth
Age at Death
Place of Birth
Mariposa, California
Residence (US)
Ukiah, California 95482
Residence (JT)
Cottage 52
Residence (JT) Abbreviated
Information on __Source of Death
House Foreign Affairs Committee report; FBI document 89-4286-1302 (prepared 12/78)
Body Identification Number
Occupation outside __Peoples Temple
Teacher/ School administrator
Occupation inside __Peoples Temple
Government Income
Entry in Guyana
Occupation at __Jonestown
Planning Commission (FBI document 89-4286-1207)
Birth Mother
Birth Father
Alfred Richmond Stahl, Sr.
Bonnie Lynn Stahl
Non-Temple Relatives
Family Tree
“Carol Stahl was a genuinely sweet and calm member of Peoples Temple. She was always the matronly type - taking care of others. Her husband was an irascible man who often needed taming and consoling, and she took it all in stride. She moved into the Redwood Valley Peoples Temple group from the Golden Rule community in Willits, CA. That was in interesting peace-seeking rural community which did not function with members using money. I can remember at some point trying to teach decimals to some of the students who had moved in from that community, and the concept of pennies, dimes, etc. was a difficult subject for them. She was a teacher while in Peoples Temple, and was happiest after her beautiful daughter was born. She was such a proud and attentive parent. Her defense against chaos that was part of Peoples Temple, especially after the center moved from Redwood Valley to San Francisco, was to walk calmly and slowly. She would not be rushed. She would take care of business in an orderly way, calmly. Carol worked hard, never really asking for anything for herself. She was kind to each person she spoke with, never said a cruel word, and was always loving. She was generous and unselfish, and dedicated. She wanted a better life for her daughter and for the Peoples Temple family, and for the greater world around us. ” - Laura Johnston Kohl