Even though Lendera Caroll is a recognized author, artist, singer, and businesswoman, she rose to fame due to ties with Kilcher’s. Lendera is the ex-wife of Atz Kilcher and is the mother of Jewel Kilcher, Shane Kilcher & Atz Lee Kilcher. While she spent most of her early life in Alaska, Lenedra did move around the United States and across the country as the manager of her daughter, Jewel. Jewel is a popular country singer and takes after her mother. In this article, we will take a closer look at a wiki-bio of Lenedra Caroll.
Lenedra Jewel Carroll was born on Septemer 5, 1950, Alaska, USA. Born to parents Jasper Jewel Carroll and Arva Carroll, Lenedra grew up on a homestead in rural Alaska alongside her three siblings. Lenedra comes from the Mormon household, who moved to Alaska in the 1930s. The family moved around a lot and eventually settled in Wrangel. After a few years, they moved to Seward for her early years. During her teen years, Lenedra and her family moved to Homer, Alaska. When Lenedra moved to Homer, the town had a population of 5,000.
Meeting Atz Kilcher
Even though the details of marriage between Atz Sr. and Lenedra are scarce, the pair supposedly tied the knot in the 1960s. The pair enjoyed a normal life until the birth of their first child. The unnamed baby passed away on the crib, which started a rift between the pair. From there on, Lenedra gave birth to three other children, Jewel Kilcher, Shane Kilcher, and Atz Lee Kilcher.
While Lenedra had no troubles with Atz Lee and Shane, Jewel had a near-death experience in the hospital. Lenedra revealed that the nurse forgot to turn on the oxygen and Jewel nearly suffocated to death. Fortunately, Atz Lee Sr. was right on-site to make sure nothing went wrong.
Musical Career and other things:
Even during her marriage to Atz, Lenedra released two albums alongside her husband and a couple of solo albums. In a career spanning over 15-years, Lenedra released numerous singles and even collaborated with Ralf Illenberger on the album, Beyond Woods. Even after her divorce, Lenedra worked as a performer and traveled across the United States doing gigs wherever she could find them.
Alongside her musical career, Lenedra is also an author of the book entitled, The Architecture of All Abundance. The book draws inspiration from Lenedra’s early life in Alaska and talks about her day to day struggles.
It is no secret that Lenedra was married to Atz Kilcher. The pair tied the knot in the 1960s but got a divorce in 1982. While the reasons for divorce were never made public. After the divorce, the custody of all three of their children went to Atz and Lenedra started living as a performer. After the divorce, Atz turned into an alcoholic and was abusive towards the children. While he later tied the knot with Bonnie Dupree, Lenedra never remarried. She now serves as the co-founder of the charity, Higher Ground for Humanity.