Carolyn Smith Treynor
April 21, 1940 – February 20, 2021
Carolyn Treynor, 80, died on February 20, 2021. She is survived by her husband, George Samuel Treynor; children, James Delta Smith, Julie Holleman, and Lori Allen Hochman (Mike); three grandchildren, Samuel Allen, Brandon Allen, and Spencer Holleman; and three great grandchildren, Cambria Schindler, Brady Campbell, and Everett Campbell.
She was born in Norfolk, Virginia on April 21, 1940 to Elza Cecil Self and Jessie Thelma Howard Self. She married James Delta Smith III in 1958 and had three children.
In 1973 she married George Samuel Treynor, moving with him to Chicago, Illinois, where she supported the family while he attended graduate school. She began a career in real estate management while working for the Institute of Real Estate Management. She moved from there to a position as Director of Education for the National Association of Realtors.
In 1979 she accepted an offer from the California Association of Realtors to be their Vice President of Education and the family moved to Southern California, where she and Sam enjoyed living in Manhattan Beach. A downturn in the real estate market led her to a second career in contracts management with Hughes Aircraft Company.
When Sam was offered the opportunity to buy Bayou City Ford Truck Sales in Houston in 1992 she retired and they moved to Kingwood, Texas, where they have lived for the last 29 years. She was a talented singer, well known in Kingwood for her church solos, her participation in the Kingwood Chorale, and her service on the Board of Directors of the Kingwood Musical Arts Society (now the Lake Houston Musical Arts Society).
She suffered a stroke in 2011 which severely curtailed her life style, but she took great joy in the births of her great grandchildren and the opportunity to get to know them.
A memorial service is planned for March 20, 2021 at 10:00 am at Kingwood United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to any of the organizations below. The GoFundMe Account is for Carolyn's niece, Kelly, who has been undergoing cancer treatment.
Celebration of Life - Memorial Service
Kingwood United Methodist Church
Carolyn Smith Treynor
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February 27, 2021
I will always remember when "CT" was my manager at Hughes Aircraft Company and the many times she and I sang at our Christmas celebrations. Many, many, fond memories.
My prayer is that Sam and the family will experience God's peace.
February 26, 2021
Sam, We will always remember, with joy, the trip to the Holy Land and Carolyn singing and being such a trouper after the tripping incident. She never let it stop her from participating. We will miss her beautiful voice and friendship.
February 25, 2021
I love you, Aunt Carolyn, and you will always be a part of my very special life memories. I will miss you forever.
Miriam (LaVern) Lucas
February 24, 2021
You will be greatly missed But never forgotten 🥰🥰 We Love you Always Chris KyJuan and LaVern Nima Sabrina Alicia Jalayah and Daniel GOD Bless You