Carol E. Wertz, 83, of Medford, Ore. passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 11, 2013. She was born September 30, 1929, in Dorris, Calif. to Emoline and Howard Davis.

Carol was a graduate of Medford schools and later attended Southern Oregon College in pursuit of a music teaching degree. She was an accordion instructor in the Prentice Accordion Studio, and played in Mrs. Prentice's accordion group.

On August 8, 1954, she married her husband, Stan, in Medford. Later in their lives, they retired in Fall River Mills, Calif. where she became an active volunteer at the local food pantry and library.

The family would like to express their love and appreciation to Eduardo Santillan and family at Butterfly Adult Foster Care for loving Carol and taking such good care of her in her time of need.

Carol is preceded in death by her husband, Stan Wertz; brother, Douglas Davis; and sister, Betty Anderson. Survivors include her son, Mike (Pam) Wertz, of Medford; granddaughters, Kari Wertz and Kristen Kurth, of Medford, and Delors Mathieson, of Phoeniz, Ariz.

Service for Carol will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 29, 2013, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Medford, with Rev. Jed Holdorph officiating.