Dr. Carol Douglass Blalock, Ph.D.

Carol Douglass Blalock, Ph.D. died at her home in Gainesville on Monday, September 17, 2018 after a prolonged illness. She was 73 years old.
Dr. Carol Blalock was born near Buffalo, N.Y. on December 25, 1944, to Alan and MaryLou Douglass. When she was four, the family moved to the Chicago area where she attended public schools until graduation from Lyons Township High School. She graduated from the University of South Dakota with a bachelor’s degree in education and moved to Gainesville, Florida in 1968 where she taught in the public schools until entering the University of Florida’s graduate program in counselor education. She earned the Master’s and Specialist degrees. She then enrolled in UF’s Ph.D. program focusing on educational psychology. After graduation and licensure as a school psychologist she served the children of Marion County for some twenty years. She retired in 2008 and spent time traveling with Tony, her husband of 42 years, visiting children and enjoying the company of friends. She remained active until a few days before her death.
She is survived by her husband, Dr. H. Anthony “Tony” Blalock, daughters Jeanne Blalock of Jacksonville, Tricia Blalock Hoffine (Paul) of Orlando, Elizabeth Blalock Bartell (Rodney) of Lancaster, SC, nine grandchildren and sisters MaeBeth Waughtal and Jean Holzer.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday October 20, 2018 at Milam Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers, friends are requested to make a contribution in her memory to the Wounded Warrior Project: www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate