Carroll Sears Rankin
Sept. 17, 1917-Dec. 2, 2012
Palo Alto, California
Born in Junction City, Ky., only child of Luther T. and Ethel Sears Rankin. Moved to Lexington, Ky., where he attended local schools and University of Kentucky (BS Civil Engineering). Drafted in 1940 he served a year in the Quartermaster Corp, then joined the Army Aircorp, flying 29 B24 combat missions over the Pacific. Returned to California, took full advantage of the GI Bill and received his BA in Architecture from USC in 1950. 1948, married Laura Jane Freeman of Racine, Wis.
Architectural affiliations were with Ernst J. Kump & Associates, partner in Worsley, Rankin & Williamson, and Stanford University. Projects included Foothill, DeAnza and Cabrillo Junior Colleges; Gunn, Awalt, Mountain View, Mt. Pleasant and Carmel Valley high schools; numerous elementary schools; San Jose Superior Court building; All Saints, and St. Thomas, Episcopal churches. President Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce 1968-69 and President of the Santa Clara Valley Chapter of the AIA, 1970.
Survived by wife, Laura Rankin; daughter, Gratia Rankin; and grandson, Andrew Dolph.
Services at noon, Jan. 19, 2013, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 231 Sunset, Sunnyvale CA.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Los Altos Neutra House Project.