OBITUARY

Frances Carlin

September 12, 1931November 29, 2019
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Frances "Caco" Carlin passed away the morning of November 29, 2019, at the age of 88, after a beautiful day gathered with family giving thanks for her and showering her with love. She is survived by her son, Mike Carlin, son Mark Carlin and daughter-in-law Janet, daughter, Michelle Zievert and son-in-law Bubba. Grandchildren Jamie Lightsey and husband Ken, Cody Carlin and wife Dawn, Justin Carlin, James Carlin, Megan Reaneau and husband Doug, Jake Zievert and Hannah Goyer, Coltin Zievert and Paytlynn Ryals, and Trevor Zievert. Great grandchildren, Hunter Carlin and Niki Erdem, Avery Lightsey, Zach Lightsey, Sarah Lightsey, Corvin Carlin and Millie Zievert and great great grandson, Levi Carlin, her sister Ann Polka and husband James Polka. She is preceded in death by her husband, Don, daughter-in-law, Peggy Carlin and granddaughter Kelley Carlin.

Caco spent her whole life in Houston. She attended school at Holy Name and Incarnate Word Academy. She was voted "Most Popular" of her senior class. She graduated from high school and business school by the age of seventeen. She was incredibly smart. She even did a little modeling back in the day. Such a beauty inside and out. She began working at Exxon where she met Don. They married and had their first child. She worked another six months before coming home to raise her children.

Caco's adult life wasn't profound in the sense of worldly accomplishments. No lists of clubs or organizations of which she was a member, no awards or trophies, but one would be hard pressed to find someone who has positively impacted those around her like Caco. She loved like no one else. She was always there when needed by her husband, children, grandchildren, parents and extended family. She adored her family and they always came first. She cherished her Catholic faith and was a living example of it. She gave of herself without reservation. She has left a legacy of love that will last for generations.

In lieu of flowers , the family would appreciate donations being made to local food charities to help feed the hungry .

Services

  • Funeral Mass Thursday, December 5, 2019
  • Graveside Service Thursday, December 5, 2019

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James Carlin

December 5, 2019

Grandma, I love and miss you. You were the most generous person I’ve ever known. Words can’t describe how many lives you have impacted, including mine. You always had my back and were there for me through every step of my childhood. I know you are in a better place now with Ga. Both of you were the best grandparents anyone could ask for and it puts me at ease to know you are in a better place. I’ll keep you in my heart throughout my life and try to live how you lived, full of love, grace, faith and kindness.

Gene DuBois

December 5, 2019

If there was one word to describe Frances, it was "love". She loved with all her heart. She and Don were dear friends to me and Sam for 60+ years, and how we loved them. We enjoyed so many times playing 42, going to gospel concerts and so much more. Her phone calls will be so missed. Up until her last calls, she was always asking about others. She loved her family and her Lord dearly. A life well lived!

Mike Carlin

December 5, 2019

Mom, I don’t exactly how to feel right now. Words cannot describe how moving forward in my life without you will be. You and dad were always their for me through thick and thin. I had one of the best childhoods you could have. I will always take care of the family, a value you gave me from an early age. I know you are in a better place with no pain or suffering. I will truly miss you and love you forever. Tell dad, mamaw, papaw, Peggy and Kelley I love and miss them. Y’all will always be a part of my life.

Kathy Banks Graham

December 5, 2019

Aunt Francis was so precious to all who came in contact with her. A shining light. I’m so sorry she has left us. May God bring you all some peace knowing there was a joyous reunion with Uncle Don. Absolute Joy I am sure.
Love and hugs to all of you

Lori Comley

December 5, 2019

My dear Caco,
What am I going to do without you in my life? I’ll miss our long phone conversations, especially when your wise, loving words solve whatever problems I’m trying to deal with. Always the voice of reason. You’ve been my rock all of my life. I have to take comfort in the fact that you’re with Uncle Don, Mamaw, Papaw and all of your family who’ve gone before you. I’m sure you’re busy taking care of them again. I know you missed them all dearly. I’m asking God to get us all through this transition. Watch over your sister and help me take care of her. I love you more than words could ever express.

Mark Carlin

December 4, 2019

Mom:
Love you and going to miss you more than words can express. You were always there for me and you were the most generous person I have ever known. I’m trying to take solace in the fact that you’re with dad now, but it’s very hard. Your kindness, thoughtfulness and patience made me a better person and touched everyone around you.

James Carlin

December 3, 2019

Roger Banks

December 2, 2019

Dear Mike, Mark and Michelle....I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your precious Mom, Frances. I have many memories of her from long ago and she was always so sweet to me. I'll never forget the family get together's with all the Carlin's. You all made those good times that I'll never forget. What a blessing Frances was and is to so many. I wish you all comfort in the upcoming days and beyond. Take care of yourselves and your beautiful families. Most sincerely Roger Banks

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