Carolyn Rose Lauer Ritenour

September 6, 1936January 18, 2013

Carolyn Rose Lauer Ritenour, 76, passed away with her family by her side on January 18 in Fort Worth, Texas. Funeral Service: 11 a.m., Tuesday, January 29 at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, 7341 Glenview Dr., NRH, Texas with interment to follow at DFW National Cemetery.

The visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, January 28 at Shannon Rufe Snow Funeral Chapel, 6001 Rufe Snow Dr., Fort Worth, Texas. Carolyn was more than a loving wife, mother, and grandmother; she was the matriarch of the family. As a young girl, her dream of becoming a nurse was indicative of her caring heart. She accomplished these goals and more, for everyone that knew her realized, she could stop the world with a single look. Carolyn is survived by her husband of 54 years, Don Ritenour; sons, Eric, Steve and Brad; and seven grandchildren.


  • Visitation Monday, January 28, 2013
  • Rosary Monday, January 28, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Carolyn Rose Lauer Ritenour

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February 5, 2013

How beautiful Carolyn was I have this picture of her. She was such a good person, always so sweet and kind. We had some wonderful times in High School. My deepest sympathy goes out to Don and the Boys for the loss of their very special wife and mother. God Bless you. Sally Kolkman Brady

January 29, 2013

Don, we were so sad to hear that Carolyn had passed. What a beautiful picture of her in her nursing uniform. We pray God's peace and strength for you and your family in the following days as you fill your hearts and minds with her forever.

We are still living at Emerald Bay, Lake Palestine, Bullard TX. Let us know when you are in the area. We would love to visit with you. With love, Jeanie and Jim Barkley 903 714-0381.

January 29, 2013

Uncle Don, Eric, Steve, and Brad,

Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers today. Lean on our Lord for comfort. He will give you strength.

Our love to all,
Tim and Colleen Reichenbach

Michael Frazier

January 28, 2013

With sympathy to Don,Eric,Steve,and Brad.

Becky Rauch

January 27, 2013

Uncle Don, Eric, Steve, and Brad,
I'm so sorry to read of Aunt Carolyn's passing. I'm so sorry for your loss. Aunt Carolyn was always so sweet to me as a little girl. She always had a beautiful smile and such nice things to say when I'd see her. I want you to know, that you are in my prayers and thoughts. With Sympathy, Becky (Frazier) Rauch

January 24, 2013

George & Esther Sichanis