Carol Bivins Gouzie, 74, died Monday, April 16, 2018.

She was born Sept. 17, 1943, to David and Helen Wall in North Bergen, N.J. Across the Hudson River, she could see New York City from her bedroom window and never lost her love for that town. A graduate of Weehauken High School, she went on to Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, where she earned her degree in English, and later earned her master’s at Syracuse. She was a gifted and published poet and writer and used those skills to create a career in public relations, first working in the airline industry as an executive and later creating the public relations department for what was at the time the largest hotel company in the world, with brands such as Ramada Inn, Howard Johnson, Days Inn, Super Eight and Wingate. She won numerous awards and was admired by her competitors. She then became one of the first women to sit on the operating board of a major corporation, but her greatest joy came from raising her daughter and son to appreciate life. Later, she devoted all her energy to her four grandsons.

She is survived by her husband of 27 years, David Gouzie; her children, Miriam Bivins Warchol (Alex) and Danny Bivins (Kelli); and her grandchildren, Mason Bivins, Clayton Bivins, Gabriel Warchol and Michael Warchol.

The family wishes to grieve privately and asks only that those who knew her well say prayers for her. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.