January 11, 1945 ~ July 28, 2008
Barbara Jean Carroll LINDEN Barbara Jean Carroll, 63, of Linden passed away Monday, July 28, 2008 at her home in Linden. She was born January 11, 1945 in Dallas to Howard and Hetty Midkiff LaQuey. She was a teacher for Mt. Pleasant ISD and former editor of the Cass County Sun. Survivors included her son and daughter-in-law, Andrew and Cindy Carroll, and a daughter, Nova Carroll, all of Linden; two brothers, James Howard LaQuey, Jr., of Dallas, and Lawrence D. LaQuey of Irving; two grandchildren, David Price and Madeline Carroll, of Linden: a brother-in-law, Steve Carroll of Elysian Fields and a cousin, Linda Burrows of Garland. She is preceded in death by her husband, David Carroll and her parents. Services will be at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, August 2, 2008 in the chapel of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home in Linden with Bro. James Cook officiating. Burial will follow in Linden Cemetery. A visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday, August 1, 2008 from 6 to 8:00 P.M. An online guestbook may be signed at www.reeder-davis.com.
Barbara was always a lot of fun to be around. I'll always remember her "50th" birthday party and what a good time we had. You're all in my thoughts and prayers.Good Bless!
I taught with Barbara at Mt. Pleasant High School. I enjoyed her company because she was such a positive person with a great sense of humor. We are so sorry to hear of her passing. We will keep your family in our prayers.
Mrs. Carroll was an awesome, fun-loving,hard-working woman. She was a 2nd mom to me for many years and I Love her and will miss her greatly! My heart goes out to Nova and Drew. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family and friends of this wonderful woman.
Drew & Nova, I was so sorry to hear of your loss of your Mother. She was truely a wonderful lady & will be missed by many. I want you to know that I'm thinking and praying for you both during this time. "God has called home another angel" There are no more tears past the gate.
I had the pleasure of having Mrs. Carroll as my Latin teacher at Mt. Pleasant High School my Junior year. She was an awesome teacher and friend. She always understood me and cared about what I thought. I learned a lot from her and she will always have a special place in my heart. I am now a teacher and she was one of my role models that helped to shape the person that I am today. I am blessed that I had the pleasure of knowing her. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. The one thing that I do know is that she is in a better place. God Bless you all as you go through this time of loss.
Though it was not mentioned in her obiturary, Barbara was instrumental in helping to found and adminster the Syvenna Foundation, a retreat for women writers on the late Sylva Billue's property near Linden nearly 20 years ago. I was one of the first residents of the foundation,in 1990, and Barbara was so warm, funny, enthusiastic, and welcoming. I stayed in touch wtih her sporadically through the years, and last saw her at Music City Texas in 2004. The Syvenna Foundation only lasted for a few years, but it was a life-changing experience for many of us, and I will always be grateful to Barbara for the light she brought to my and so many other lives.
I want to express my deepest sympathy to all of you in Barbara's family. I had the pleasure of working with her for several years at Mt.Pleasant High School. She loved children and certainly made a difference in many of their lives. She and I often talked about retiring and it always eneded with a chuckle. I will certainly miss her as well as all the many young lives she has touched. May God comfort you in this time of sorry and remember, she will always be in your hearts ,and the precious times you had together will be with you forever.
I would like to let Mrs. Carroll's family, friends, co-workers, and everyone who loved her know that my prayers and thoughts are with you.Of all the many teacher's I has the pleasure of gaining knowledge from in my childhood Mrs. Carroll is one that always stuck in my mind, and heart. I was just telling a friend of her the other day. I thought Mrs. Carroll was only being mean in making me mind in class, and work hard. She once told me that I had to stop paying attention to certian kids because I had a very wide knowledge that I was keeping myself from. To this day I could never have thanked her enough for showing me it was ok to want to study, and make good grades.I wish you all much comfort in this time of need. Many prayers are being said, and we know she is in a better place.God Bless each of you, and know Mrs. Carroll you truely impacted my life in such an outstanding way. Thank you again.!!.
Nova, I'm sorry for you loss, your in my thoughts.Dusty
Andrew I am so very sorry for your loss.Your mom was a wonderful person.You will be in my thouhgts.
Your favorite cousin's heart is broken but your place will always be there.
I married Barbara's favorite cousin Linda Burrows and got to know her through their many times together. Barb was an absolute angel! I grew to love her like a sister and will miss her a lot. She was the best fighter I ever knew. God will enjoy reliving their times together and she will bring her special kind of joy to all those in heaven with her.