Carole Anne Alvarez

April 23, 1944August 20, 2013
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Mrs. Carole Anne Alvarez passed away peacefully at her home in Austin, Tx on August 20, 2013 at the age of 69. Carole was born in Wichita, Kansas on April 23, 1944 to Lt. Col. Alvin G. Kouts & Shirley Elinor Bell, as the eldest of two children.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Msgt. Baltazar G. Alvarez and her four children; Candace M. Nunez, Michael A. Alvarez, William B. Alvarez and Laurie A. Alvarez, whom she loved so very dearly. She is survived by one sibling, Robert A. Kouts; eight granddaughters, one grandson and six great-grandchildren.

She struggled for many years with various ailments and it took a large team of strong and patient caregivers to assist the family in her care. “Mom” loved each and every one of you very dearly. The family sends their sincerest appreciation and gratitude for everything you’ve done and especially all those special times of comfort you offered her out of the love of your heart.

As a young girl and teenager, Carole traveled often as the daughter of an Air Force military officer from all over the United States to various countries overseas. She enjoyed horseback riding, participating in the Girl Scouts and attending various camps.

In 1965, Carole married her husband Baltazar, an enlisted Air Force airman, and together they began their family and travels. Carole worked various office jobs during the family’s travels with the Air Force across the United States and overseas. In her last years of work, before retiring due to disability, she worked and enjoyed doing medical transcription work in Frankfurt, Germany and here in Austin, Tx at the Browns School.

Carole had several interests and creative outlets that she excelled in. She loved to make and decorate cakes for special occasions, for friends and family members and was brilliant at it. She also loved to crosstitch for others and spent hours picking out the perfect kit to make, then spent hours of making the perfect piece and finally mounting the finalized perfect piece in the perfect frame. She always wanted everything she did to be the best it could be and her talent, in regards to cakes and crosstitching, far exceeded most!!

Family and Friends may pay their respects from 6:00pm-8:00pm on Sunday, August 25, 2013 at the funeral home. Funeral Services will be Monday, August 26, 2013 at 1pm at Cook Walden-Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home with Celebrant Kyle McFather officiating. Burial will follow at the Cook-Walden-Capital Memorial Parks Cemetery where Carole will be laid to rest alongside her parents.


  • Visitation Sunday, August 25, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, August 26, 2013

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Kathe Hill

August 26, 2013

Hi Bill - I wanted to let you know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. I am so sorry to hear the news of your mother. Sincerely, Kathe-AWS

William and Michelle LaRoux

August 25, 2013

Sorry for your loss. Praying for your family during this difficult time. May your mother rest in peace.

Your McDonald's Friends

August 23, 2013

Bill, Please accept our condolences in this difficult time. We are all thinking about you.

Mike Schaefer

August 23, 2013

Hi, Laurie...It's your old friend Mike Schaefer.... Just wanted to pass along my deepest condolences for you and your family at the loss of such a stunning, beautiful woman. While I never met her, I am sure that if she raised such a great soul as yourself, she was very special. I wish I was there to hug your neck....

Jim Alvarez

August 23, 2013

I'm so sorry to you all. Carol was my sister in law and attended the wedding. Candie was our Flower Girl at our wedding and last saw Carol is passed December and my Mom and I drove from California to come see our family in Austin.
I'm sorry that I can't be there to attend the funeral due to medical conditions.
I will miss you.

Amanda Garner

August 23, 2013

So sorry for your loss. May sweet memories of your mom last forever. She is in wings above you now and forever. We love you Laurie.

Phyllis and John Bienek

August 23, 2013

We wish to extend our condolences to you, Laurie, and your family. May your mother find peace.

John and Phyllis Bienek

James Park

August 22, 2013

So sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace and shine down on you and your family as your special angel in heaven!

Kyle Seiter

August 22, 2013

Our sincere condolences. Your family is in our prayers.

Eben and Mandy Soliz

August 22, 2013

Sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.