Carol Sue Barrett was called home to rejoice in the presence of the Lord on September 30, 2021. Carol was born February 2, 1936 to Alice and Ernest Harry on a farm between Muleshoe and Morton, TX. She was the youngest of a ‘yours, mine, and ours’ family with five sisters and one brother, including her twin sister, Betty Taylor. She attended Bula School before moving to Lubbock where she graduated in 1954. After graduation she worked at the cotton compress in Lubbock before moving to Germany. She spent two years in Germany where her beloved son, Harry Grubaugh, was born.
Carol graduated from East Central State, Ada, Oklahoma in the summer of 1962. She attended graduate school at Texas Tech and the University of Houston, Clear Lake. She taught one year in Luther, Oklahoma, 1962-63. She taught two years in Hart, Texas, 1963-65. She moved to Baytown in the fall of 1965 and taught at Robert E. Lee High School for twenty nine years. She was active in Texas Classroom Teachers Association for many years, serving as district director, legislative chairperson, and as its President in 1993-94. She received many honors and worked diligently for teachers and students for all those years. She was a grader for the Master Teacher Exam after qualifying as a Master Teacher herself. She also volunteered for the “Teacher in Space” program.
After retirement, she volunteered at a hospital in Houston, learned to line dance, and was always involved in church. She was a mentor at Sam Houston Elementary in Midland. She was a volunteer at Midland Senior Center and developed a project to give police officers quilts for children. She served as President of the Advisory Board at the Center. She belonged to the Midland Quilt Guild and served in several offices for the guild. It was said by many that she was an artist with a sewing machine. If there was a wedding in the family, she was the seamstress. Carol was a member of the Order of Eastern Star.
Carol had one son, Harry, who passed away in 2006. Carol grieved that loss for the remainder of her life. She married Beryl Clyde Barrett in April of 1977. Clyde was Carol’s soul mate, friend, supporter, her completer. Clyde preceded Carol in death and now they are together again.
Carol is survived by Jodie & Michael Curry and grand-daughter Carol Lyn of Midland, TX Grand-son Matthew & Rebecca Curry and great-grand son, Beckett of Midland, Tx. Grand-son Michael Curry and Emily Wood of Colorado Springs, CO Sister, Betty Taylor of Midland, TX. And numerous nieces and nephews that seen Carol as a second mom.