(1897 – 1963)
She was born in Hammond, Louisiana, on August 31, 1897, but spent her adult life serving the people of Alabama as a teacher and Home Demonstration Agent. Carrie Bottolfs began her education in Louisiana, gaining her diploma in 1916 from Hammond High School. Her B.S. degree was earned at Montevallo in 1929. Her teaching career included high schools at Zenobia, Louisiana, and Bee Hive, Pine Grove, and Warrior, Alabama. She loved young people and gained great satisfaction from helping them learn things that would help them throughout life.
Bringing her teaching skills and love of people, the hard-working, energetic lady joined Alabama Extension Service as Home Demonstration Agent in Pike County in January 1929. Six years later, “Carrie B,” as she was known to her many friends, transferred to Geneva County, where she served until her final illness.
The love she had for her clientele showed in her many contributions to rural communities and farm families. There currently exists a 4-H Club Scholarship in Geneva County and is known as the Carrie Bottolfs Threaton 4-H Scholarship. It was made in memory of Mrs. Threaton, “who served faithfully the people of Geneva County including 4-H Club boys and girls as Home Demonstration Agent for many fruitful years.”
In tribute to her life’s work and dedication to the youth of Alabama, the name Carrie B. Threaton is inscribed on the dedicatory plaque of the Extension Memorial Chapel.
Chapel Plaque Inscription Number: 146