Billie Jo Boyle Carl, 92, passed away April 27, 2019 with her family by her side. She was born May 7, 1926 in Ft. Worth, Texas. She married the late William (Bill) E. Carl in 1952 and they lived together in Corpus Christi, Texas for 42 years before relocating to their ranch in Bee County, Texas in 1994.
Billie is survived by her two daughters, Sandra (Sandi) Carl (Richard Hoepfner) and Melinda (Mendi) Carpenter; two granddaughters, Leah Hoepfner Kennon (Nicholas) and Sydney Carpenter; a great-grandson, William Harris Kennon; and her many beloved nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband, William E. Carl (2011), 3 sisters and 1 brother.
Billie had a passion for animals and needlepoint. She shared her country yard with walks of life from deer to turkey to rabbits. She had a bird sanctuary outside her window where the Green Jays, Audubon Orioles, Long-billed thrashers, White tip dove and others dined daily.
Her needlepoint works of art can be seen all over her home and the homes of her daughter and granddaughter. Someone once said that you were truly welcomed into the family when Billie made you one of her beautiful Christmas stockings. She was also an avid volunteer in her younger years. Besides taking care of her family and husband, she volunteered with the Junior League of Corpus Christi, Gulf Coast Humane Society, and the Art Museum of South Texas. She was a member of Parkway Presbyterian Church, Corpus Christi Yacht Club, Driftwood Garden Club, Beta Sigma Phi and Geological Wives of South Texas.
The family is so grateful for the care, love and friendship given to Billie by her friend, Victoria Kroen. We are thankful for the care and love provided by Olga Gutierrez, Luis Gonzales, Pam McKinney, and Norma Ousley. We are also thankful for the services and care provided by all the staff of Exclusive Home Health Care and Hospice.
The graveside ceremony and burial will be held on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the Seaside Memorial Park. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Gulf Coast Humane Society or Women and Men’s Health Services.
My deepest condolences to you and your family. My parents, Paul and Bette krause lived next door to your parents, thought the world of them. My daddy was very fond of mr Carl.
Paula krause handyBeeville, TX