Carol J. Shook, a former Miss Maryland and a longtime Carroll County volunteer, died Monday of complications of Alzheimer’s disease at Carroll Hospital Center. The lifelong Westminster resident was 84.
The former Mildred Carol Jennette — she never used her first name — was born at home on Main Street in Westminster. She was the daughter of Dr. William Carl Jennette Sr., a physician, and his wife, Mildred Jennette, a homemaker.
She was a 1953 graduate of Westminster High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in 1957 in liberal arts from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C.
She was crowned Miss Maryland in 1955 and was the first winner from Carroll County,...