Carolyn Marie Shoop McNeely

Carolyn Marie Shoop McNeely

October 22, 1930 — November 11, 2013
A time of remembrance and visitation will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, followed by a 12:30 p.m. chapel service at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, 13001 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas, for Carolyn Marie Shoop McNeely, 83, who passed away surrounded by family Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, in Mountain Home, Ark.
She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Marvin Harold McNeely Sr.; four daughters and one son, Pamela Crappel and her husband, Russell, Lisa Levy and her husband, Art, Susan Duplantis and her husband, Dean, who are all of Morgan City, and Laura Stordeur, and Marvin Harold McNeely Jr. and his wife, Sara, of Houston. She is also survived by one sister, Patty Kubula and her husband, Butch; 17 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Lynne Alison Smith; her father, Rex Albert Shoop; her mother, Elizabeth Ann Eastland Jinks; one brother, Rex Allen Shoop; one sister, Barbara Ann Hedrick; and one son-in-law, Dean Ambrose Stordeur.
Carolyn was a resident of Bayou Vista for almost 30 years. She was the owner and operator of Jack and Jill Day Care Center for 14 years. While living here, she was a member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority and a bridge club. She and her husband retired in Calico Rock, Ark., 16 years ago. In Arkansas she continued her membership with the local chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. She was also a member of the Calico Rockers Red Hats club and a volunteer at her local hospital.
Carolyn loved children as is evident in her chosen profession, as well as her volunteer roles of Girl Scout leader and youth group leader. She was an accomplished seamstress and amazing cook, traits that she passed down to her children and grandchildren. She was an avid collector which took her and her grandchildren on treasure hunting adventures. And lastly, she enjoyed travelling throughout the United States with first her children and then her grandchildren.
Carolyn was a woman who was born and lived throughout some of the most diverse times in history. Living adventures, pushing through barriers and leaving her mark on everyone she touched as well as the world she lived in and didn’t merely pass through.

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