Carol Ann Rhoades Minnich was born May 11th, 1945 in Danville, NY and spent her early life in Piqua, Ohio where she met the love of her life and husband of 47 years, Doug Minnich. Known as "Cupcake" to her many friends in Key West for her love of life, her joyous outgoing personality and frankly her head-turning beauty, she was the mother of two fine children, Derek and Courtney and the grandmother of one grand daughter, Nora. The middle of five sisters, she was a graduate of Piqua Central High School, obtained a B.S. degree in Speech and Hearing Therapy and a Master's Degree both from The Ohio State University. She spent many years of her career in management in the State of Ohio's Department of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities. Throughout her nearly 20 years in Key West Carol was an avid and enthusiastic supporter of music in Key West. She was greatly loved and is sorely missed by her family, her many friends and by all that knew her in Key West.