Carolyn Stowe Batey

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Carolyn Stowe Batey, 69, of Riesel, passed away Monday, April 06, 2009 at a local hospital. Funeral services will be 10am Thursday, April 9th at Lake Shore Funeral Chapel with Rev. Richard Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8PM Wednesday, April 8th at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online Guest Book at

Carolyn was born June 17, 1939 in Hutchinson, Kansas to Herman and Aquilla (Funston) Black and moved to Texas at an early age. She moved to Waco in 1971. Her favorite career was being a real estate broker. Carolyn enjoyed gardening, visiting casinos and fishing. She was a sweet dear person and will be missed by many.

She was preceded in death by her parents; granddaughter, Angel Lindsey; and great grandson, Brayden Hoffman.

Survivors include husband of seventeen years, Wynn Batey of Riesel; daughter, Debbie Smith and husband, Marvin of China Spring; son, Ricky Stowe and wife, Tina of Waxahachie; step-children, Elaine Ortega and husband, Roy of Waco and J.R. Batey of Valleyview; grandchildren, Tiffany, Jacqueline, Aaron, Jason, John, Matthew, Alesha, Amanda, Kayla, Jennifer, Alice, Chris, Shannon and Joshua; great grandchildren, Kennedy, McKenlee, Preston, and Americas; sister, Peggy Peck and husband, Jack of Woodway; niece, Crystal; nephews, Clark, Chuck, and Carl; and father to her children, Jack Stowe of Waco.

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  1. Carolyn was a good mother-in-law. She always greeted me with a smile, and then there were times when she took the time to sit and cry with me. I remember an enjoyable time we all had at Lake Buchanan one summer. I have nothing but fond memories. My prayers are with her family.

  2. Angel Dance

    She exuded life and always shined a beautiful smile.
    She gave to us her whole heart and tender touch.
    It is truly amazing that a person such as her could mean so much.
    She lived her life fully and indulged in its’ intriguing Wonderment.
    She definitely left a huge hole in our hearts at a great extent.
    She bore beautiful children and called many a friend.
    Our last moments with her were a sweet bitter chance.
    To tell her we love her and send her off to to where the angels dance.

    She is now in a place where she suffers no more. That is all that I need to know.

  3. My thoughts are with all of you – may you have the faith to endure this sad time, especially this Easter season.

    Peggy & Wynn – we all will miss Carolyn’s contagious smile at those card games, swimming parties & days at the lake. You have my deepest sympathy.

  4. Charles (Bubba) Bowden

    So sorry for your loss. What be able to make the service. We will keep you’ll in or prayers.

  5. Rick,
    Sorry for the loss of your mother. My prayer is for the Lord to wrap His arms around you and your family and to give you His strength.

  6. Ricky and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. We’re always here for you. Cleta and Doug

  7. Ricky and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.

  8. I love you Mom! You and I butted heads more times than I can remember, but at the end of the day, we said I love you. I thank you for giving me the strength for being the person that I am today. You gave me the tools I needed to succeed in life and it was up to me to make it. I know my strong will personality came from you, and I thank my dad for the reasoning ability that I have. What a great combination, Huh? I love you toots.

  9. Wynn,Debbie,Ricky,Peggy and
    families, I can still see
    little Carolyn when only a
    tiny baby.I was a teenager
    and lived in Texas and couldn’t wait to get to Kansas
    to see my first niece.
    She was a doll and I loved
    her dearly.
    When she was less than 2 years old, her Mother came to
    Texas for a visit and I got
    to keep her overnight and she
    knew exactly what she wanted
    to wear and could not be
    persuaded otherwise. I took
    her the next morning to show
    her off to my co-workers.
    I loved her dearly.
    Her Aunt Estelle

  10. My prayers are with each of the family as they grieve the loss of their loved one. Carolyn, was a fellow Real Estate Broker and always had a smile for anyone that came her way. She will be missed among the Waco Association of Realtors.

  11. Jean Ann (Lloyd) Johnson

    Debbie and Ricky – My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  12. Ricky & Family,
    I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. I feel your pain and can only say, keep her memories in the forefront of your mind.

  13. Larry Doc Hawthorne

    Rick and Family
    You have my Deepest Sympathy is the passing of your Mother.

    Your ExxonMobil Family share your Loss with you.
    May God Bless and Keep you and Family

  14. My heartfelt sympathy to Ricky, Tina, Debbie, Marvin, the grandkids and to all the family members. My love and prayers are with each of you during this terribly difficult time.
    Linda Higgins

  15. Ricky & Debbie,

    I’m sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. We all know she is with God and resting. I hope she wasn’t suffering when she died. Please know there are sad times ahead for you, but time will ease the pain a little. We never forget the ones we love, but knowing we will be with them again someday is some consulation for us.

    GOD bless you and your families. Keeping you in my prayers and thoughts.

    Margaret & Leo Allsup & family

  16. Ricky – to you and your family. Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of your mother. You have many friends in the ExxonMobil family who grieve with you. Take care.

  17. Odis & Terry Stevens

    Our prayers are with you.

  18. Carolyn,

    You have been an inspiration to all your family and friends in your willingness to go on even when you were in pain and struggling to breath with every step of the way.

    I will miss your smile, your laughter, and doing things together.

    I will think of you every day for the rest of my life.

    An angel from God came and freed you from your suffering and has taken you home to your maker where you are safe and will never have pain.

    Tell Mom and Dad to make room for me in the boat. Catch a big one for me.

    I love you.

    Your one and only sister.


  19. Well mom….Today was a tough day for me. I knew it would be. It was hard to let you go but I know you had to go..You had been sick for some time and were not feeling well. I could see that. I love you forever and thank you for being my mom and all the care and directions you gave me thoughout my life. I thank you for being a great listener when I would call you and tell you about my life problems.. You were always so understanding. I have this void in my heart and chest right now.. Kind of feel lost and empty! I know you are with Papu and Mamu now and so happy singing with all the Angels in heaven…I will be there one day to join you, so keep that space beside you ready. Until then, I will live my life on earth and ready myself for the days I can join you. I am sure you were here with us today but you had a beautiful funeral and you sang to us at the gravesite.. You always could sing and play the piano so well.. You were very talented….Good bye my beautiful mom! LOVE YOU!!!

  20. Robert & Brenda Caudle

    Ricky & Family, We are very sorry for the lost of your loved one. I know she will be missed very much. Our prayers are with you and your family.

    Love, Robert & Brenda

  21. Robert & Paula Stevens

    Our prayers are with you

  22. So sorry Uncle Wynn for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you and Caryolyn’s family.

  23. My deepest sympathy to Ricky, Tina, Aaron, and Jason. As well as the entire family. My heart goes out to you all.

  24. Wynn, Peggy, Debbie…

    My heart and prayers go out to you.

    Carolyn’s fun, magnetic personality was an honor for me to experience and will be remembered always.

  25. Sorry for your lose you are all in my prayer. God bless you.

  26. Sorry for your lose you are all in my prayer. God bless you.

  27. Me Me Ma, I miss you so much. I can’t sleep. I know you are in a much better place and i’m being selfish wanting you back but you were my Me Me Ma and the only person in the world who would understand me. I wish we had more time together, I wanted to learn the crochet techniques from you so that I could pass that on. You were such a fighter and I know i’ll be the same way. I’m so glad you were in my life and i’m thankful for the years I had you. I’ll make sure and dye an egg for you every year and I will always love and miss you. I will miss my yearly birthday phone calls so very very much. That was the highlight of my birthday and you know it! I just can’t write anymore because i’m at work and don’t want to cry anymore. I love you and can’t wait to be with you again. Pull a 777 for me, I love you!

  28. Carolyn,

    I will always remember how accepting you were of me. From the moment I met you, I felt like family. I appreciate the love and the laughter you shared with me. I will always remember picking vegetables in your garden, cooking with you, and sitting by the heater at Debbie’s party (haha)! Thank you for the wonderful gift you gave me… Rick! 🙂 Know that I love him and the boys and will take care of them for you! I love you and will always hold a special place in my heart for you!

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