OBITUARY

Carol Ann Caruthers

March 19, 1942June 3, 2019
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Carol Ann Caruthers, 77, passed away June, 3, 2019. She enjoyed sharing her passion for nature and traveling with others. She loved the arts including classical music, oil painting and supporting St. Edward’s theater department with vintage clothing. She took joy in volunteering at Ladies of Charity Lake Travis Thrift Shop where she helped receive clothing that she donated for productions at Mary Moody Northern Theatre. She adored her daughters and grandsons. She was loved by many.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmie Caruthers and parents, Stanley and Helen Blazyk. Service: Visitation is 10:00 AM followed by the funeral at 11:00 AM, June 10 at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home.

Memorial: In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to Mary Moody Northern Theatre at St. Edward’s University, Office of University Advancement, 3001 S Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704, or give online at www.stedwards.edu/giving.

Carol is survived by; Daughter, Karen Turner and husband, Derek; daughter, Sharla Gordon and husband, Marty; grandchildren, Greg Polson, Eric Polson, and James Gordon; brother, Stan Blazyk and wife, Margaret; brother, Bill Blazyk and wife, Lynn.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Derek Turner, Active Pallbearer
  • Marty Gordon, Active Pallbearer
  • Stan Blazyk, Active Pallbearer
  • Greg Polson, Active Pallbearer
  • Eric Polson, Active Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Monday, June 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, June 10, 2019
  • Committal Service Monday, June 10, 2019
  • Reception Monday, June 10, 2019

Memories

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Linda Kurpetski, Zehr

June 10, 2019

Carol Ann, Can’t believe you are no longer with us. I will miss talking with you and sharing memories from when we were young. God bless you and the loved ones you left behind. You are finally with Jimmie , who you have missed all these years.
Carol Ann was my dear cousin. My mom, Irene and Carol Ann would talk often and for hours on the phone. When mom passed Carol Ann and I kept in touch and continued some of those conversations! I know she was probably hurting with R.A. , like my mom was, but the Blaszyks just keep moving on and enjoying life to the fullest with their friends and family. Carol Ann, like my mom were always worrying and caring for others.
I will truly miss talking with her. So happy we were able to get together years ago in San Antonio when I was over there for a reading conference. We spent the day together and I will cherish the picture we took together forever. 🦋💜🙏

Jackie Bucci

June 7, 2019

Dear, Sweet Carol, hard to believe you are gone. I am happy that you are not in physical pain any longer, you lived with and tolerated more than most people can bear. We are going to miss you, but I know you are happy reunited with Jimmy. The world is definitely a duller place without you in it! Rest in Peace, we love you!

Randy & Ann Marshall & Family Marshall

June 7, 2019

I can only echo what Kim & Cody expressed. Carol was also affectionately known as "Aunt Carol" to our children. She was so easily loved because she was so practical and down to earth, and lived as we did growing up, fascinated, exploring in the Hill Country west of Austin. We identified with Carol's zeal for arrowheads, flora & fauna and her stories of her family trips in their Scamp being pulled by Jimmie's Toyota. Her stories reminded me how good it was growing up outdoors. She was childhood friends with many families in the Oak Hill area like the Means family, one of which was my math teacher at Eanes.
THE BEST OF NEIGHBORS IS THE FRIEND & SERVANT IN ALL TIMES: Having known Carol's father, she became fast friends with my parents, after they built their final home on FM 1826 on what once belonged to her family. From 2000 on, she was well received and very much "part of the extended Marshall family" and it was not the same without her dropping in while we visited with our parents. Truth be known, it was with Carol's unstinted support and caring of my parents as they aged that allowed them to remain in their home until the very last weeks. (John 15:13 comes to mind.) Losing Jimmie tragically in 1991, she could've become a victim of her grief, but Carol's enthusiasm epitomized one who made the best of what life threw at her. She always spoke fondly and proudly of Jimmie, her daughters, and of course, her grandchildren. Her hardships, burdens, aches and pains and her service is over. Heaven couldn't be more richly deserved. If there was a song written about Carol it would be "You'll Never Walk Alone" sung by Glen Campbell. We are deeply saddened for her family's loss and for her many friends. But it's with consolation that we witnessed a life well-lived. We'll will miss her so. The Marshalls of Westlake & Oklahoma

Cody and Kim Marshall

June 7, 2019

Precious "Aunt" Carol...was their a more caring person in this world? She would always send our children cards on holidays, money for their piggy-banks and tell us stories about her childhood in Austin. Carol loved our kids as her own and would always encourage them, giving them wonderful tips on outdoor exploration and advice for finding different bugs and snakes. She made people feel loved! When my mother-in-law moved away and went into a nursing home, she would call to check on her and send her cards of encouragement. She was taken too soon from us but I know that Carol is now with her beloved husband Jimmy, watching all of us from heaven. May we all remember to love others and to look after others as Carol did!

Cody and Kim Marshall
Springfield, Missouri

Tina Massey

June 5, 2019

Carol was one of the sweetest people I have ever known. She was always thinking of others and showed our family so much love. We will miss her so very much!
Russ Tina and Taylor Massey

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