Who was Carole Ann Boone?

Carole Ann Boone was born in 1947 – exact date undisclosed -in Olympia, Washington State, USA – her zodiac sign is believed to have been Pisces and she held American nationality. She worked at the Washington State Department of Emergency Services, but she’s probably still remembered for having been the wife of Ted Bundy, an American serial killer and rapist.

Carole died in 2018.

Early life and education

Carole was raised in Olympia she didn’t speak of her parents, as they preferred to be left out of media. She didn’t talk about having any siblings either, and was thus believed to be an only child.

Carole had a rather normal childhood, as both her parents had well-paid jobs and could afford to lead a nice lifestyle. She was interested in various activities while attending a local high school, as Carole practiced singing, ran track and played tennis. She matriculated in 1965, and while she didn’t speak about her further education, it’s widely believed that she obtained her college degree in 1969.

Carole’s career

Nothing’s known about Carole’s career with the exception of her job at Washington State Department of Emergency Services. It’s believed that she became focused on being a housewife after she gave birth to her and Ted’s daughter, but it’s not known how the two supported themselves.

Love life and marriage with Ted Bundy

Carole met Ted Bundy in 1974 when she was going through a divorce from her second husband, and the two began dating only a couple of days later. It was Ted who talked Carole into the relationship – at that time, she knew nothing about him being a rapist and a serial killer; even later when she was a witness at court, she described Ted as a kind and warm man. They exchanged vows in 1980, and Carole gave birth to their daughter Rose Bundy.

It’s widely believed that Carole had helped him escape both times from prison, but after he was incarcerated for the third time, she decided to stop visiting him at jail because their daughter hated going there. On 24 January 1989, Ted was executed in the Raiford electric chair – his remains were cremated and scattered at an undisclosed place.

Carole was married twice before Ted, and had a son named Jayme from the second marriage.

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Hobbies and other interests

Carole was interested in various activities, and liked to travel; she had been to various US states, while her dream travel destination was allegedly Paris in France, where Ted had promised to take her.

She enjoyed buying new clothes; her favorite color was black.

Carole was into reading, and her favorite genre was mystery while her favorite writer was Agatha Christie.

She liked to watch movies late at night, and her favorite actor and actress were Clint Eastwood and Diane Keaton, while a couple of her favorite movies were “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”, “Gran Torino” and “Dirty Harry”.

Age, height and net worth

Carole was 71 years old at the time of her death in 2018. She had long brown hair and brown eyes, her height was 5ft 6ins (1.68m) and she weighed around 120lbs (55kgs). Her net worth was estimated at over $10,000.

Who was Ted Bundy?

Theodore Robert ‘Ted’ Bundy (nee Cowell) was born in Burlington, Vermont USA, on 24 November 1946 – his zodiac sign was Sagittarius and he held American nationality. He murdered numerous women and girls in the ‘70s, eventually confessing to 30 homicides in seven states.

Ted spent the first three years of his life in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was raised by his maternal grandparents Eleanor Cowell and Samuel because they wanted to avoid the social stigma of him being born outside of marriage. His mother was Eleanor Louise Cowell, while his father’s believed to had been Lloyd Marshall, a salesman and an Air Force veteran; some claim that his father was Eleanor’s father Samuel, as he was very abusive and violent.

Ted Bundy

When Ted was four, his mother took him to Tacoma in Washington State, and in 1952, she married Johnny Culpepper Bundy who adopted Ted. He studied at Woodrow Wilson High School at which he was liked by his classmates, but was arrested twice during his four years there for car theft and burglary.

Ted studied at the University of Puget Sound and then moved to the University of Washington after a year as he wanted to study Chinese. He dropped out around half a year before he was supposed to graduate, and worked various jobs including being a personal driver and a bodyguard. At that time, he was in a relationship with Stephanie Brooks who left him because he was immature and lacked ambition.

He began dating Elizabeth Kloepfer in 1969, and then enrolled at the University of Washington once again, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology in 1972. Ted was then hired by Governor Daniel J. Evans to be the chairman of the Washington State Republican Party Ross Davis’ assistant, and in 1973 he enrolled at the University of Utah to study law. He reconciled with Stephanie and simultaneously dated Elizabeth before abruptly breaking-up with the former as revenge for her leaving him years prior.

It’s not known exactly when Ted began killing women, nor what led him to start doing it, however, he did tell his psychologist Art Norman that he killed two women in 1969.

He killed many beautiful female college students through 16 August 1975, when he was finally arrested. His car – a Volkswagen Beetle – was the car that numerous witnesses had recognized and the police was searching for, and Ted was caught by Bob Hayward, a Utah Highway Patrol officer. He was released very soon because of a lack of evidence, and Ted then sold his car, however, the police impounded it and found hair of Caryn Campbell whom Ted had previously murdered. He was arrested on 2 October, but on 7 June 1977, Ted escaped by jumping through a window of a library he was allowed to visit. He was recaptured six days later, escaped for the second time in the late 1977, but was caught on 12 February 1978. Ted was eventually executed in the electric chair on 24 January 1989.

Multiple psychiatrists had interviewed Ted and analyzed him, and came up with different conclusions. Some believed that he was suffering from bipolar disorder, while the others claimed that he had a multiple personality disorder.

There are seven books written about Ted, with the first – “The Stranger Beside Me” – being published in 1980 and written by Ann Rule, and the latest “Defending the Devil: My Story as Ted Bundy’s Last Lawyer” by Polly Nelson, published in 2019. There are also TV series which depicted Ted’s life, including “Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes” and “Ted Bundy: Falling for a Killer”.

Author

Robbie is currently a reporter for TheBiography based in Santa Monica, CA. Prior to joining TheBiography in December 2020, he was an entertainment reporter in People.

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