Carole Sue Vander-Meulen

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Carole Sue Vander-Meulen, 69, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother of Clifton, TX passed away on Monday, February 7th, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. after battling Pulmonary Fibrosis. A memorial will be held on Thursday, February 10th, 2011 at 2:00pm at Lake Whitney Baptist Church, 642 FM 3118 Laguna Park, TX 76644.

Carole is survived by her loving husband and soul-mate of 45 1/2 years, Hershel and their children, grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and family and friends. She worked for Blevins Popcorn in Dallas and retired in 1987 to take care of her husband. They moved to Cedar Creek Lake and she "got serious" about her fishing. On one of our fishing trips while her husband was driving, Carole was riding in back of the boat with her grandson. She bent over to get some bait and Hershel hit the gas and GRANDSON said, "GRANDPA!! Granny is gone!!" We heard some splashing, turned around and Carole was floating in the water headed back to the bank!!

Later on, Carole worked part-time all over the State of Texas for the US Army Corp of Engineers, leaving her plenty of time for recreation and traveling.

Carole has always had a love for animals and especially dogs. She has raised champion Belgian Sheepdogs, Keeshonds, and later downsized to Pomeranians. How do you go from larger breeds to such lap babies, we don’t know but they have become the second love of her life. We kids all know we have lots of siblings, but never knew we would continue to grow in family size with them having four legs in lieu of our two.

Carole has always been expert in the kitchen; just look at Hershel for the "proof". She was a proud Democrat who loved to argue politics with her son and always had to have the last word.

She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation.

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  1. Beverly Place Bell

    I am so sorry to learn of your great loss. God be with you.

  2. Billy and Gloria Briggs

    We will miss Carole. She was always so friendly. God bless you all.

  3. I love you and will miss you more than you will ever know. You will always be in my heart and thought everyday. I love you and miss you.

  4. I’m so sorry Carole lost her battle. I know it’s hard to let her go. Please know that we are thinking of you all and hope that brings you some small measure of comfort. Hoping that your heart finds peace in the coming days.

  5. Alan & my love goes toed & the family.She was one of my faverit friends. We always did so much together Like traveling & going out to eat alot. Untill Carole got sick we were always together.Love you Red.

  6. I love granny so so much!!!!
    I will think about you granny
    every day. I miss you granny
    so so so much.

  7. Melissa & McKenzie

    We love you Granny. We will never forget you!! Don’t worry we will keep Papa inline for you.

  8. May god bless and be with your family in this time of such a precious loss my thoughts and prayers are here for your family .

  9. Uncle Hershel and girls, so sorry for your loss. Your in my thoughts and prayers

  10. I am so sorry for your loss. She will be in your heart forever. It will get easier I promise.

  11. Out thoughts and prayers are with you guys during this time of loss. We love you and we will miss Carole!

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