Carolyn Wease Brown
December 18, 1935 – July 4, 2020
Carolyn Wease Brown went to be with the Lord on July 4th, 2020 at the age of 84. She was born on December 18, 1935 in Brownsville, Texas to Julian and Pauline Wease. Her family moved when she was just 6 months old to Del Rio, where she lived until college.
During her junior and high schools years, Carolyn received several notable honors, including being named “Football Queen”, “Best All-Around Girl” for 2 years and head twirler from 7th through 12th grades. In 1953, Carolyn became the first Miss Del Rio!
Carolyn attended Trinity University in San Antonio. She received her BS degree in Elementary Education and her Master’s in School Supervision and Administration.
Carolyn taught for 50 years in the San Antonio Northeast Independent School District, and 45 of those years at Dellview Elementary School.
While at Dellview, Carolyn taught 2nd and 3rd grades and eventually became the reading coordinator for the school. Part of her responsibilities included in-servicing young teachers, especially those struggling within the industry.
In 1991, President George Bush created an awards program to spotlight 10 schools across the state having exemplary reading programs developed for lower income students needing comprehensive help with reading skills. Dellview was selected as one of those 10 schools, in large part due to the exceptional reading program Carolyn helped to develop. President Bush visited Dellview to bestow their award in person! The spotlight award created an avenue for these 10 schools to partner with each other and share information, successes and lessons learned. Because of the statewide spotlight award and success of Dellview’s reading program, Carolyn’s teacher in-servicing program also grew significantly as more than 800 young teachers clamored to learn from the school in just the first year upon receiving the award. Carolyn and her fellow teachers also traveled to other states and Mexico to conduct how-to seminars on developing successful reading programs.
Eventually, Dellview built a new library on their campus. Teachers, faculty, administration and school board members named the library after “Carolyn Wease Brown”, in honor of her work.
Carolyn married Charles Edwin Brown in 1954 and were together for 62 years! Charlie was also in the school business and held positions of coach, teacher, principal and associate superintendent through his illustrious career.
Carolyn is reunited with her beloved husband of 62 years Charlie and she is remembered by her sons Mike (Debby Armstrong) and Doug (wife Julie), daughter-in-law Peggy Brown; grandchildren Mason Brown, Brady Brown (wife Miranda), Jennifer Hoopman (husband Todd), Jake Brown (wife Courtney) and Amanda Schiefelbein (husband Jeff); great grandchildren Matthew and Andrew Brown, Lorelei, Emilia, Pax and Ambrose Schiefelbein and Rachel and Kate Hoopman.
“Carolyn Wease Brown, a remarkable woman, daughter, wife, mother, and teacher, who encouraged and enhanced all the lives she touched.”
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Carolyn Wease Brown
July 13, 2020
I had the privilege of not only knowing her but also of being able to work for her and her husband for more than 7 years. I thank her that in all that time she made me feel like a friend.
I just have fond memories of her always motivating me to improve. In large part, she contributed with her support and motivation to make Treviño Housekeeping service a reality today.
Thank you very much for your advice and I will miss you my great friend!!
July 12, 2020
I remember Mrs Brown not only as my second grade teacher (65-66) but as the very friendly, caring and hospitable Mom of Doug who was a close friend of mine for a number of years when we were kids. I was fortunate and privileged to have known and spent time with her, Mr Brown, Doug and Mike!
July 9, 2020
Charlie and Carolyn were great friends of our family ! She always brought sunshine to every room she entered snd an outstanding teacher! Prayers to all her family !❤️Love the Greer and Carter families
Keith & Lee Coleman
July 8, 2020
Heartfelt condolences on the passing of your Mom/Mother-in-law/Grandmother/Great Grandmother. May your grieving be brief but healthy and may you cherish precious memories of her as she watches down over her wonderful family with a smile and pride.
Marlyss & Russell Jeffcoat
July 7, 2020
Please accept our heartfelt condolences for your loss. Know that Carolyn now is pain free and back with Charlie.
July 7, 2020
God blessed this wonderful teacher with an extraordinary gift of teaching reading to the little children He placed in her care. When I came to Dellview Elementary School as its principal she was one of the first teachers to whom I was introduced. Over the years, her enthusiasm and teaching innovativeness, highlighted by reading as a fun way to learn, brought extraordinary success to the district, school, teachers, students and community. She introduced many educational fun activities with the help of a learned and dedicated teaching staff, in support of making reading a fun way to learn, permeating throughout the entire learning process . Carolyn was incredibly innovative in her teaching skills, but above all was her unlimited love for each individual child's ability to learn. She infused that love and effort into the dynamics of learning to read, with emphasis on its importance to the overall learning of each student. She was an inspiration to me personally and my administration over the entire school program's learning objectives and goals. She will forever be recognized as a Master Teacher and friend of us all who were blessed to know, work and enjoy partnering our work and efforts with hers.
+May you rest in peace, my dear, lovely friend, in the arms of God and your Savior for all eternity,
John Michel, Ed.D.
Dellview Elementary School