Carol Hall Haselden, 78, of Charleston, SC, passed away peacefully on March 4, 2023, from an extended illness. She was raised in Elloree, SC before moving to Columbia and then Charleston. She was born on July 26, 1944 and adopted by her loving parents, Carl B. Hall and Iris Nell Smith Hall.
She is survived by her beloved husband Emory D. Haselden, stepdaughter Marcie Haselden, step grandson Taylor Meurer, nephew Joseph Hall (Melody), uncle Jack Smith (Kay), and several nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. Carol was predeceased in death by her parents, brother Carl and his son David.
Carol received her BS in nursing from USC and worked in labor and delivery at Columbia Hospital and Lexington Hospital. She attended the Medical University of SC, obtaining certification as a nurse midwife, and retired from MUSC in 1999. While there, she met her husband on a blind date, and they were married for 45 years.
She loved delivering babies, giving women good healthcare, and assisting future midwives in their clinical studies and practices. She and Emory enjoyed entertaining friends and family, frequent restaurant dining, and chatting with new acquaintances and strangers at restaurant bars while sipping on a glass of wine or her favorite “slightly dirty” vodka martini up. She made sure there were always fresh flowers in their house.
Carol and Emory had a blessed life together and over the years shared many joys not only with each other but with family and friends. Their early years involved sailing, golfing, and attending Clemson football games. Later they traveled the US and Europe and more recently frequent trips and stays to the mountains of NC.
Emory would like to thank the wonderful care given to Carol by her many nurses and care providers while at MUSC, East Cooper Hospital, Shem Creek Health Center, and especially Gentiva Hospice.
A celebration of life will be held on a future date to be announced. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in her memory to Hollings Cancer Center, Medical University of SC, 18 Bee St, Charleston, SC 29425.
A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting our website at www.jhenrystuhr.com.