Obituary: Carol Sue Ruud Torp

Ms. Torp, 50, of Greenwood, Indiana, and formerly of West Orange County, died Friday, Aug. 11, 2017.

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Carol Sue (Ruud) Torp, age 50, of Greenwood, Indiana, passed from her earthly life on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, exactly two weeks after her 50th birthday.

Carol was born in Orlando to Don and Sue Ruud and grew up in West Orange County. She graduated from West Orange High School in 1985 and the University of Florida in 1990. Carol married Eric Torp in 1991, and they raised two wonderful children: Kirsten and Jared. 

Carol worked as a systems analyst at Procter & Gamble in the 1990s, but her most beloved and recent work life was as a school registrar and counselor at Greenwood Christian Academy.  Through her work there and her connection with her local church, The Creek, she touched so many people from young students to adults and always encouraged others while sharing her great faith and God’s love. She impacted many people throughout her life, witnessed by the outpouring of love from family and friends through social media.

Carol is survived by her husband, Eric Torp; her children, Kirsten Torp and Jared Torp; and one brother, Alan Ruud. She also leaves behind many loving extended family members and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Sue and Don Ruud; and her brother, Steve Ruud.

Memorial services are planned to celebrate her life in both Indianapolis and Orlando. The first service will be at The Creek Shelby Street Campus, 8435 Shelby St., Indianapolis, at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 18. The second service will be at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando, at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Greenwood Christian Academy in honor of Carol, at 835 West Worthsville Road, Greenwood, Indiana 46142; or at Donations can also be made to The Creek (, or St. Luke's United Methodist Church (


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