Carol Eyerman, 85, an artist and photographer whose work appeared in Life magazine. Her photographic career encompassed a variety of assignments for Life, including pictures of the week and photo essays on illustrator Charles Dana Gibson and women factory workers. She also photographed 23 covers for Sunset magazine. She was a native of Denver who grew up in Tacoma, Wash., before moving to Santa Monica in 1947 with her husband, J.R. Eyerman. On Dec. 29 in Santa Monica.