Carolyn Pearson Carey

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Carolyn Pearson Carey

August 18, 1929 - July 25, 2018

Carolyn Pearson Carey passed away on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at Warr Acres Nursing Home in Oklahoma City, OK. Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 27, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Strode Funeral Home Chapel in Stillwater, OK. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Carolyn was born on August 18, 1929, to Paul F. and Frances (McLaughlin) Pearson in Altus, OK. Carolyn graduated from Oklahoma State University receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. While there, she met her future husband, Tom Carey. Tom was a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity and Carolyn was a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority. They loved dressing up in costumes and attending all the Fraternity and Sorority dances. Carolyn taught 2nd grade at Guthrie, OK and Stillwater, OK, where they moved to attend all of the OSU sporting events. They were avid fans of the OSU Wrestling Team. Tom and Carolyn would spend every winter doing missionary work in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, after retirement. Carolyn was currently a member at Eagle Heights Baptist Church in Stillwater.
Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Tom.
Carolyn is survived by one brother Paul Pearson of Virginia, her son David (Barbara) Carey of Oklahoma City; daughter Paula Doyle of Texas; daughter, Linda Shiever of Stillwater; grandchildren Joshua and Seth Carey, Oklahoma City; Adam and Alicia Doyle, TX; and Beau and Lindsey Buckminster, Stillwater; 5 great grandsons and 9 great granddaughters all of whom called her GG. She loved them all dearly.
Memorials can be made to any hospice organization.
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Published on July 25, 2018
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Ron Haun
Jul 26, 2018
C.C. was such a kind and beautiful lady. When my sister moved into the Renaissance assisted living, C.C. was always so caring for her. She regularly came to Judy’s room and dusted everything for her and was such a good friend. We will always remember that, and the many other wonderful traits that made C.C. who she was. She was quite a character.
Maggi Holbrook
Jul 26, 2018
Carolyn and Tom, and their children, David, Linda, and especially my beloved lifelong friend Paula, hold such precious memories for my life. As a teenager living in difficult circumstances in my own home, Carolyn repeatedly and often welcomed me with open arms into their home; she always treated me with respect, love and kindness. I still clearly remember at about age 14 sitting on the piano bench in their living room, nervously playing a song on my guitar and singing for her; she cheered me on and told me how good I was... (I wasn't :) and encouraged me to keep practicing. I've never forgotten, and I'll always love her for that.

David, Linda and Paula and family: Please know that my h
...eart and prayers are with you in the passing of your beloved mom. May you find peace in knowing she is at rest, fully restored and walking side by side with Jesus.Read more