She married Billie Joe Goble and they spent 30 years traveling and raising their family of eight children while he served in the US Marine Corps. They returned to Burnet County in 1970 when he retired.
During those years, Carole served in the various communities where they lived. She volunteered as a Girl Scout leader and as Neighborhood Chairman. An accomplished seamstress, she sewed costumes for recitals of dance school students and did custom sewing for individuals, including television personalities.
Back in Burnet County, she owned and operated a custom sewing and tailoring business for several years. In 2004, she was chosen by the Burnet County Historical Commission to execute the creation of a needlepoint angel ornament representing Burnet County to be used as decoration on the Christmas tree in the Governor’s Mansion in Austin. The angel was later selected and included in a statewide tour of needle works which was sponsored by The Austin Needlework Guild.
She served with the Burnet VFW Auxiliary for over 15 years, held several positions and was the president for two years.
She was with the Bertram American Legion Auxiliary for over 20 years and served as president for four years.
She was a member of the Retired U. S. Officers Association Auxiliary.
She was a volunteer with the local food bank, LACare, since 1985 and served as food buyer, for five years, and was a member of the Board of Governors for 18 years. She most recently served as a substitute pantry worker. She was named "Volunteer of the Year" by that organization and her name was inscribed on a plaque that is displayed in their facility.
She was a member of the Burnet County Historical Commission, a position appointed by the Burnet County Commissioners Court. Serving since 1987, she held a term each as Secretary and as Chairman. As a member of that Commission, among other duties, she performed research and wrote applications for the designation of structures and sites for Texas Historical Markers within the county.
She worked with the Burnet City Council to create a Historical District within the city and served as President of the City Historical Board for three years. The board serves as an advisory committee to the city council in the enforcement of the historical ordinance and does the research and proposals for historic designations inside the city.
She submitted a conceptual idea to the City of Burnet for a History Plaza to be located on the courthouse square in Burnet. The completed plaza consists of a maze walkway of pavers and brick that denote historical events in Burnet County history. Carole researched and wrote the captions for the walkway.
She was a member of the Burnet County Heritage Society since 1986. This organization is the manager of Fort Croghan Museum and Grounds. The museum is located on the grounds of an 1849-55 United States Military outpost. She served as museum docent, historical event organizer, museum curator and demonstrator re-enactor. She also served on the Board of Governors for more than ten years.
She was a Bertram correspondent reporter for the local Burnet Bulletin newspaper for four years and was featured by the Austin American Statesman newspaper as an "outstanding reporter", along with five other small venue columnists across Texas. Later she was a contributing writer for the Hill Country Magazine, writing about life in early Burnet County. She was the author of “Burnet”, a volume in a series of books called "Images of America" published by Arcadia Publishing.
She was a member of the Prairie Flower Garden Club which voluntarily keeps the gardens around the Bertram Library, Bertram City Hall and other public places. Their volunteer members oversee the Green House at the Bertram Elementary School, assisting with the teaching of gardening to students.
She was a member of The Bertram First Christian Church since childhood. She served on the Board of Governors, as church secretary and as board chairman. She served as an Elder since 2000.
She served with the Burnet County Women’s Forum and was nominated by that group for "Woman of the Year" in 1998, 99, and 2000.
In 2000 she received the "Judge Thomas C. Ferguson Honor Award for Outstanding Citizen of Burnet County" by the Burnet Chamber of Commerce.
She was named as a “Picayune Hero” by that newspaper for her services to Burnet County.
She was presented with an "Outstanding Service" award by her congregation at The First Christian Church of Bertram in 2015.
She was presented with the “Woman of Distinction “award by the Texas Council of Girl Scouts in 2007. The honor goes to women who have an outstanding record of service that made a difference in their communities.
In 2018 she was selected as the Burnet Chamber of Commerce Senior Citizen of the Year for the many generous deeds she provided to the community throughout her life.
These are just a few of the many generous contributions Carole Ann provided to her family, her home and her community.
Carole is survived by her daughters Sharol and husband Bruce Tabor, Crista and husband Glenn Bromley, Tina and husband Patrick Caballaero and Jana and husband David Cole, sons; Perry and wife Dianna Goble, Charlie and wife Cindy Goble, John and wife Brenda Goble and Jeff and wife Julie Goble. Brother Charles Normann and wife Jeane. 25 Grandchildren, 36 Great-Grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Friday January 11, 2019 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet. Funeral service will be held Saturday January 12, 2019 at 10:00 am at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet with Dr. John Davenport presiding. A private family burial will follow at Post Mountain.
Arrangements are entrusted to Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet.
Condolences may be offered at www.clementswilcoxburnet.com
Carole is also survived by 25 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren and numerous nieces & nephews.
Justin GerringerHonorary Pallbearer
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Ethan AdamcikHonorary Pallbearer
Bryce GobleHonorary Pallbearer
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