Carolyn N. Boatright, formerly a long-time resident of La Marque, Texas, passed away on March 27, 2019 at her residence at Village on the Park, Friendswood, Texas.
Carolyn was born on October 3, 1936 in Muldoon, Fayette County, Texas to Parker and Violet Nite Brown. She moved to La Marque with her parents in the early 1940s, where Carolyn attended school, graduating from La Marque High School in 1954. After graduation, she attended Southwest Texas Teachers College in San Marcos, Texas before returning to La Marque and working at Mainland Insurance. She married her husband Louis, on November 17, 1956. She was a payroll accountant at Texas City Refinery for 20 years before retiring. She was also a member of Highlands Baptist Church, La Marque for over 50 years where she sang in the choir, taught Sunday school and chaired the shut-in ministry. Carolyn and Louis spent their years after retirement traveling across the country and volunteering with the Galveston Historical Foundation. Together, they chaired a home on the Galveston Historical Homes Tour each May for 19 years.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Louis, as well as her parents and her brother Ronald Brown.
Carolyn is survived by children Steven and Janis, Gary and Jeanie, grandchildren Ashley (Nathan), Jennifer (Brandon), and Adam, 5 great-grandchildren and a sister, Suzanne Brown.
A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 6, at Highlands Baptist Church, 2908 Cedar Drive, La Marque, Texas. Funeral services will follow immediately after the visitation with Pastor Jack Thompson officiating. Interment at Forest Park East Cemetery, Webster, Texas will follow after the service at the church.
Pallbearers will be Paul LaRoche, Jerry Payne, David Rac, Gehrig Boone, Adam Boatright and Nathan Gutierrez.
The family requests that memorials be made to Highlands Baptist Church, P.O. Box 68, La Marque, Texas 77568 or to a charity of one’s choice.
We were both so sorry to hear about Carolyn's passing. We were out of town for the funeral services. I went to work in 1981 as a loan officer at First Bank of LaMarque and Louis was my mentor. We met Carolyn and shortly thereafter became very good friends. We had many conversations about their trips to New Orleans, La which happens to be our home town and to Eureka Springs, Ark. We actually took their advice and stayed in the same motel as they did. They were both really good people. After Louis passed away I lost contact but I now know she is up their with her beloved Louis. They will both be missed.
Ken and Mary Ann FrancisTexas City, TX
My sincerest condolences for your loss. I was the Director of Events for the Galveston Historical Foundation for a time and had a wonderful relationship with Carolyn and Louis. They were such lovely people and dependable volunteers and committee members. It was an honor and pleasure to know them.
Mark "Clay" WadeGalveston, TX
So sorry to hear of Carolyn’s passing. Such a sweet lady. My first job was at TCR and worked with her in accounting. Until Hurricane Harvey washed it away , I had her Chocolate Sheet Cake recipe on a card dated 1976. So I thought of her every time I baked that cake and it was a family and workplace favorite!
My condolences and prayers for the family at this difficult time.
Barbara PowellTexas City, TX
We are truly saddened by the loss of Carolyn. She was a dear sweet friend for many years. Carolyn will be missed by all who knew and loved her. May God give her family peace and comfort at this difficult time.
Sharion (Havard) & Ron MooreTyler, TX
So much love for this sweet family. MayGods richest blessings surround your family at this time. How my mom Debra loved Carolyn and Louis!
Diana WelshNacogdoches, TX
Mre. Boatwright was one of God earth angles. She pplove to service the shutin ministry. She has many gift stored in heave. RIP
Kim AstinlLa Marque, TX
We knew Carolyn and Louis Boartright when my Grandmother was alive and living in La Marque. They were great people. We are so sorry to here of Carolyn's passing. May peace be with her family.
Paul and Carrie NettlesSterling, VA
I was so sad hearing of Carolyn’s passing. We worked together at TCR. She was such a sweet, thoughtful lady and a great friend. We have kept in touch and will miss our conversations. Heaven definitely gained another angel. Will keep you in my prayers Gary and Stephen and family.
Rest In Peace dear friend~
Lynn SkufcaDickinson, TX
So sad to hear about Carolyn, she was a dear friend. I am proud to have known a fine christian lady. So many great memories of her. My prayers are with Steven. Janice, Gary, and Jennie.
Deanie BarrettLa Marque, TX
Sad loss of a very sweet lady and great friend. Deepest sympathies.
Tara Longmire MinorElgin, TX