Carol Ruth Driggs was born March 2, 1939, at Mitchell, to Carl and Esther (Olson) Washburn. She grew up in Sanborn County and attended the Plano School. She graduated from Plano High School, and then moved to Sioux Falls, where she graduated from the South Dakota Beauty Academy in 1958. On November 14, 1959 she married Leonard Driggs in Luverne, MN. She worked at the Davis Beauty Shop in Mitchell for several years and then moved to Rockford, IL, where she operated a beauty shop out of their home. In 1977 they moved back to the Plano area where she continued to operate her beauty shop in their home. She also worked at the G.F Buche Store, Holiday Inn and Randalls/Coborns until retiring in 1992.
She is survived by two children, Doug Driggs and wife Janet of Mitchell; Linda Nelson and husband Rick of Marion, SD; six grandchildren: Drew, Gerrit, Devin, Tyson, Nicole and Jena, two sisters, Shirley Morrison and husband Floyd of Mitchell, Janet Vining of Sioux Falls. She was preceded in death by her parents.