Janet Lincoln Carrington Bale

Janet Lincoln Carrington Bale passed away Sept. 12, 2011. She was born April 8, 1937, in Englewood, New Jersey, to Lila and Lemuel Lincoln.


When she was about 3, her family, which included her brother Dwight, moved west and settled in Tucson, Ariz. She attended Tucson schools and graduated from Tucson High in 1954. She went to The University of Arizona, where she was a pom-pom girl and a member of Delta Gamma Fraternity.


Her love of travel began in 1958 when she studied a semester in Hawaii. When she graduated from the UA in 1959, she married her first husband, Dave Carrington. She and Dave moved to San Diego, where Janet began her teaching career. Soon they moved to San Gabriel, Calif., where they had their first child, Colleen. They moved again to Camarillo, Calif., where they had sons David and Daniel. During these years, Janet completed her Masters of Education at USC.


As her children grew, she enjoyed being a mother, a homeroom mom and Camp Fire and Girl Scout leader. She also enjoyed belonging to Junior League and her sorority and school alumni groups as the family moved around, finally settling in Paradise Valley, Ariz., in 1977. When her children were almost grown, she resumed her career in the Paradise School District at Eagle Ridge Elementary School, teaching first grade.


She married her second husband William Bale in 1998 with her children and two grandchildren at the celebration.  She soon retired so she and Bill could enjoy summers in Minnesota and winters in Arizona. This also gave her time to travel the world as she had dreamed of. She remained active over the years, playing tennis, golfing, skiing, horseback riding, fishing and more. She relished life and the adventures it offered, and she will be greatly missed. 

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