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Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home & Cemetery

18000 Interstate 45 S, The Woodlands, TX

OBITUARY

Carrie Lynne (McWilliams) Bauer

May 1, 1973June 23, 2020
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CARRIE L. MCWILLIAMS- BAUER

Carrie L. McWilliams- Bauer, age 47, passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Carrie was born on May 1, 1973 in Park Ridge, Illinois to Nancy and David McWilliams

Carrie is survived by her husband, Erik Bauer; parents Nancy and David McWilliams; brother Doug McWilliams; sister Courtney McWilliams; nieces Megan McWilliams, Ava Romero and Ella Romero and nephews Scott McWilliams and Grant McWilliams.

Carrie graduated from Westlake High School in Austin, Texas where she was a varsity tennis player. She subsequently earned a bachelor’s degree with a double major in business from the University of Arizona in Tucson. She also received a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Phoenix. Carrie was employed by the Klein Independent School District in Spring, Texas. She taught third grade at McDougal Elementary and Lemm Elementary.

Anyone wanting to make a charitable donation in Carrie’s name in lieu of flowers should address the gift to the Montgomery County Animal Shelter as Carrie was an ardent animal advocate.

“God never promised an easy life. He said that we will have suffering and heartaches, but He promised that He will be with us, to comfort us and reunite us on the other side.”

Jim Sitton

  • FAMILY

  • Erik Bauer, Spouse
  • David McWilliams, Father
  • Nancy McWilliams, Mother
  • Courtney McWilliams, Sister
  • Doug McWilliams, Brother
  • She had a passion for animals and her nieces and nephews.

Services

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Linda Pendexter

July 2, 2020

I got to know Carrie when we taught together at McDougal Elementary School. Like her Mother, she was a "natural" teacher who deeply cared for her students. Title One schools are very difficult to work in and as a first year teacher, I marveled at how well she adjusted. Every morning she stood at her classroom door to greet each student with a hug and a warm smile. Her teaching was always creative and her students loved her, she will be missed as teachers like Carrie are hard to find.

Denise Deason

July 1, 2020

So sad to hear of Carrie's passing but thankful you have peace knowing she is walking with Jesus. I know you all will miss her beyond words. I'm praying you will be comforted and have peace with all your special memories of her and with her. Sending all the hugs and prayers your way. Much love!

Kelly Railean

July 1, 2020

To Carrie's family, friends and Erik - I am so sorry for your loss, I cannot imagine what you are going through and you are in my thoughts and prayers. I felt like I knew Carrie even before I met her, Erik talked about her constantly and when I did get to meet her, she was just as amazing, or even more amazing then Erik had described her to me! Right away when we met, she hugged me and told me she felt like she knew Matt & I through all the stories and things Erik had told her about us. I wish Erik & Carrie, and all her friends and family could have had more time together, I wish I could have gotten to know her better too. Deepest condolences to you all...

Carol Matan

June 30, 2020

My Dear Carrie,
You have been been such an inspiration to me with all your accomplishments and endeavors and the love you had for your family and friends. I will always cherish the many memorable times I shared with you and your family. You and your family always made me fell like one of the family. You were spunky, cleverly funny, and we all loved how you oversaw Nancy's Bingo parties as an emcee. I loved the way, you, Courtney, Doug, Nancy and Dave supported each other,and how you always thought of Diana, your aunt. Erik made you happy amd the the last thing I
will remember is how much you, Dave, Nancy and your husband Erik loved playing golf a short time ago. You overcame some hardships, but your strength and everyone's love for you pulled you through it. I will burn the blessed candle from my mother and father that was blessed by the Pope many years ago in Chicago. I still hang on to that candle to burn for loved ones. Rest in Peace my dear friend!

Diana J. Marquart

June 30, 2020

Although I was only Carrie 's aunt, I almost think that I will miss her the most. She was the best Niece that someone could ask for. She was mature, intelligent, friendly and kind, helpful, and a joy to be around. Since I am single, I had expected to call on Carrie to assist me in my old age, and would never have anticipated her death at such a young age. I loved her dearly, and I will feel her loss for the rest of my life.

Justin Howell

June 29, 2020

Smiles, laughter, a sincere love for her sister, nieces and family. My deepest condolences to the McWilliams and Bauer family for a loss way too soon. Keeping all of you in my thoughts, and hopes for peace and tranquility in this most trying of times.

Ken and Arema Kauffman

June 28, 2020

The first time Erik brought Carrie to meet us, we were greeted with the biggest smile and hug and she proceeded to immediately tell us what an amazing son we had and she was going to marry him someday.
Carrie always called me "Mom' and expressed her love for Erik and our family over and over again. She promised to always love and take care of Erik and he said she was perfect for him as a wife and soul mate.
I have to reflect on their time together as a blessing for them both. Carrie has a permanent place in our hearts and it goes beyond words how much she will be missed by our families, friends and loved ones. Our Good Lord is going to find the perfect place for her in heaven to spread her smiles and hugs all over the place with lots of children and animals all around her!
Our sympathy goes out to all who remember and loved Carrie so much.
Ken and Arema Kauffman

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