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Carol Anne (Pinckney) Catambay (1940 - 2020)

Carol Anne Catambay formerly Pinckney
Born in San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Sister of [private sister (1940s - unknown)], [private sister (1950s - unknown)], [private sister (1950s - unknown)] and
[spouse(s) unknown]
Descendants descendants
Mother of , [private daughter (1960s - unknown)] and [private daughter (1960s - unknown)]
Died in San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 31 May 2018
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Descendant of Gilbert Pinckney. Gilbert Pinckney fought in the Revolutionary War.
Descendant of George Soule. George Soule signed the Mayflower Compact.
Descendant of John Howland. John Howland signed the Mayflower Compact.
Descendant of Joan Hurst. Joan Hurst signed the Mayflower Compact.
Descendant of John Tilley. John Tilley signed the Mayflower Compact.
Descendant of Elizabeth Tilley. Elizabeth Tilley signed the Mayflower Compact.
Descendant of Charlemagne Carolingian. Charlemagne was Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.
Descendant of PGM migrant Captain Phillip Pinckney.



Carol was born on April 5, 1940, the first of five children, to Anne and Roy Pinckney of Sunnyvale, California. She graduated from Sunnyvale High School. She grew up in Santa Clara County, surrounded by cherry and apricot orchards, and spoke fondly of the time when it was known as the Valley of Heart's Delight.


Carol married William Catambay in 1961, and they had three children:

  • Bill Catambay
  • Anne Catambay
  • Judy Catambay

Carol and William were divorced in 1977.

She has many cherished grandsons. She loved and touched each of her family members deeply; being a mom and then a grandma, were her most important priorities in life.

Carol was preceded in death by her mother, Anne, her father, Roy, and her brother Roy "Butch,” and survived by her three sisters Judy, Winnie, and Pam.

Carol was a humanitarian at heart, volunteering at the local hospital, studying social work, and striving to help people who most needed it. She was an incredibly strong single mother, sewing her children’s clothes, baking elaborate sculptural birthday cakes and much more. Later, she found full-time work in the electronics industry where she made many lifelong friends. She retired early to devote herself to her grandkids.


Carol was a loyal 49er fan who kept a life-sized cardboard mockup of Joe Montana in her home. She was an avid reader and book collector, a passion that she enjoyed sharing with family and friends. As a music enthusiast, she enjoyed attending music festivals and concerts, with eclectic tastes ranging from big band and Dixieland jazz to rock. Her hidden talent was singing: she had the most beautiful, angelic voice. Carol loved the movies, especially attending the old movies at the Stanford or Fox Theater - Fred Astaire was among her favorites. She shared her favorite pastime of seeking treasures at flea markets, thrift shops and yard sales with many family and friends. Carol loved animals and was passionate about animal rights and adopting canine rescues; first Daisy, and later Rosie, both with whom she shared extraordinary bonds. She cared deeply about social justice, equality and caring for our earth. She loved her colorful garden, and kept beautiful flowers and spectacular succulents.


Carol faced her final health challenges as a true warrior, inspiring all those around her with her hopeful and cheerful outlook, and courage. She is remembered for her warmth, compassion and kindness. Her sweet smile and fun-loving spirit radiated from her heart, and she embraced people unconditionally and without judgment, inspiring others to face challenges with hope and optimism. She was humble and authentic, and she will be deeply missed.

Carol died on July 15, 2020.

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Hi Carol

Thank you for adding your DNA to WikiTree. The Getting the Best from DNA page will tell you more about how DNA kits are used on WikiTree.

I hope this helps! If you have any questions or problems, let me know.

Take care,

Mindy ~ WikiTree Volunteer Greeter

posted by Mindy Silva
Hi Carol,

This is a courtesy e-mail to see how things are going. Are you enjoying WikiTree so far?

Have the tips in the New Member How-Tos been helpful? Most of us still have some questions after reviewing them.

I'm here to help with issues and questions about how WikiTree works. Click my name, then ask in the comment section of my page or send a private message.

Debi ~ WikiGreeter

PS If you get a "Page Not Found" error when clicking WikiTree email links, you can often find a working version in the public comments on your profile.

PPS Did you discover that the tags on your profile are clickable links to a page of other people who have that tag? You can add more, up to 20 total.

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Pinckney-627 and Pinckney-601 appear to represent the same person because: Same person!
posted by William Catambay
Hi Carol,

A warm welcome to WikiTree. You are now a full member and can add your family to the big tree!

Click here to start with our New Member How-To Pages. They will save you time, energy and frustration as you add your family profiles.

Hope you enjoy WikiTree as much as I have. You never know when you will find a lost family member or ancestor. Or maybe find a hidden family secret about an ancestor. Genealogy to me is like being a detective looking for clues into the past.

Sometimes links don't work in emails. If that's happened to you, check the public comments on your profile as the links will work from there.

Please let me know if you have any questions. I'm always happy to help!

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posted by David Selman

This is just a note to say hi and to let you know that I'm available to answer questions about joining WikiTree.

To contact me, click the link to my name above, then send a private message or post a comment on my profile page.

David ~ WikiTree Greeter

P.S. If links do not work in an email from WikiTree, try them from the comment section on your profile page.

posted by David Selman

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