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Cole Funeral Home

1113 West 5th Street, Mcgregor, TX

OBITUARY

Carolyn Hambrick Petzold

November 24, 1964July 9, 2020
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Carolyn “Caryn” Hambrick Petzold, 55, passed away, from a tragic accident, on Thursday, July 9, 2020. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 16, 2020 at Liberty Hills Baptist Church, Moody, Texas officiated by Pastor Carroll Hambrick. Interment will follow in Waco Memorial Park. If you would like to honor Caryn’s life, you may join the family for a visitation from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at Cole Funeral Home, McGregor, Texas.

Caryn was born in Dallas, Texas on November 24, 1964 to Teddy and Elizabeth Lowe. Her mother passed away when she was 12, and Caryn was adopted by her aunt and uncle, I.G. and Nell Vaden of Lufkin, Texas. As a child, she lived in several places across Texas and in several other states. As a teenager, she lived in Lufkin, Texas and graduated from Lufkin High School, where she was a member of the dance troop. Caryn was very involved in her church and sang in the choir. In high school, she worked during summers as a junior forest ranger and worked as a camp counselor, at Piney Woods youth camp in East Texas, where she made lifelong friends. She also worked as a photographer’s assistant, a daycare worker, and as a secretary in many places. She worked as a secretary for Elm Creek Water Supply and for the past eight years she was the office manager. Caryn had the voice of an angel and loved to sing in her church choir. She loved teaching Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. Caryn married the love of her life, Christopher “Chris” Petzold in December of 1989. She was a loving mom and devoted Nana.

Preceding Caryn in death were parents, Ted Lowe and Elizabeth Lowe, I.G. Vaden and Nell Vaden; sisters, Debera Kizer, and Kay Vaden.

Survivors include husband, of 30 years, Chris Petzold; sons, Matthew Hambrick and wife, Chelsea, Michael and wife, Olivia; grandchildren, Cahnnon Hambrick, Hunter Lynne Hunter, Hayes Hambrick, Aiden Petzold, Easton Petzold, Cason Petzold; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, family, and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation or to Liberty Hills Baptist Church.

The service will be available for live streaming on YouTube. You may visit Liberty Hill Baptist Church website for access information www.lhbcmoody.org.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6

This is not goodbye, but until we meet again my love. . .your favorite.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Curtis Petzold
  • Clint Petzold
  • Clay Petzold
  • Bradley Montgomery
  • Josh Wheeler
  • Ethan Bickley-Futch
  • John Passamano, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Trent Petzold, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 15, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, July 16, 2020

  • Interment

    Thursday, July 16, 2020

Memories

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Donna Taylor

July 15, 2020

We are so very sorry for your sudden loss and our heartfelt sympathy goes out to all of Carolyn's family. Carolyn was my 2nd cousin on my grandfather's (J.W. Shelton) side - her mothers (Elizabeth and then Nell) were his sisters. My mother, Gloria Shelton, was her 1st cousin. We remember sharing several Thanksgivings with Carolyn and the Vadens in Lufkin. We remember her as a kind-hearted, loving follower of Jesus and know He is celebrating her Homecoming with His angels and her family and friends who went before her. May God bless Carolyn's family in miraculous ways in the days ahead as they journey through life on earth without her. Love, Donna Taylor and Gloria Shelton

Dr. John Hogan

July 11, 2020

I was Carolyn's pastor for several years. She was a kind and gentle soul. Always looking for ways to get involved with the church. We will miss her talents, her smile, her friendship but most of all we will miss her.
1 Co. 15:55-57:
55 O death, where [is] thy sting? O grave, where [is] thy victory?
56 The sting of death [is] sin; and the strength of sin [is] the law.
57 But thanks [be] to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Dr. and Mrs. John Hogan

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