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Carolyn Faye

May 24, 1953 – November 25, 2018

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Obituary for Carolyn Faye Lesley

Carolyn Faye Lesley
May 24, 1953—November 25, 2018

On May 24, 1953, the world became a better place because Carolyn Faye Lesley was born to the most amazing parents Kenneth and Betty Lesley in Midland Texas. She was the grandchild of Fred Lesley, Annie Lesley, and Sherwood and Myrtie Foster. Carolyn grew up on the family ranch and learned the meaning of hard work. She was nicknamed “Toughy” by Grandpa Foster. She lived that legacy until she passed on November 25th 2018 from a short bout of cancer.

Carolyn was a daughter, sister, mother, christian, aunt, mentor, friend and outstanding Ninny this family and world could ever have. She is survived by the most proud daughters, Britney Kate Parker Webb and husband Bryan, Kalley Lee Parker Mitchell and husband Scott, and extended daughters Stacie Parks Matthews, Sheri Parks Wolfe and Yari Elizondo and husband Daniel. Her grandchildren she was most proud of are Gunner Parker Webb, Kannon Foster Webb, Kutter-Gage Hall Webb, Kallen Adams Mitchell, Kason Kole Mitchell, Kaitlyn Elisabeth Mitchell, Christopher David Elizondo, parents Betty and Kenneth Lesley, sister Sandra (Floyd) Pierce, Diana Lesley, brothers Steve (Lori) Lesley, and Roy (Debbie) Lesley, a host of nephews and nieces, and extended grandchildren Emily Redder, Clayton Redder, and Shyanne Wolfe.

She attended Three Way School and graduated from Stephenville High School in 1971. She loved her classmates and cherished the class reunions. She obtained her Bachelors and Master’s degree from Tarleton State University. She was a profound educator. Her tenures in education stemmed from girls coach, teacher, academic dean, and counselor. She mentored many students and colleague in Hico, Tarleton, Kopperl, Medina Valley (Castroville), and retiring at Fredericksburg High School in 2015.

She touched many lives along the way. She called all her students her kids and babies. She once said, “I know good hearts when I see ‘em.” She was so proud of her time as an educator. Not only was she an educator, she was an avid softball player in her younger years, and business owner of Main Street Flowers in Hico.

She was a great mentor and friend who never met a stranger. Once she met you, you became her “baby.” Everyone always knew where they stood with Carolyn. She called her friends “The Village” but she was the Village. Being a part of the Village was a high honor for all. She was the first person to help when a friend needed help.

Carolyn left the world and the people she touched in a better place. “Always leave it better than ya found it” Carolyn Lesley

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Carolyn Lesley Memorial Scholarship which will assist students who pursue their education in a Masters of Education and/or Masters in Counseling degree from Tarleton State University. Mail donations to: Tarleton State University Box T-0260 Stephenville, TX 76402 or online at Indicate the gift in the memo section “In Memory of Carolyn Lesley”

Visitation will be held on Thursday November 29, 2018 at Stephenville Funeral Home from 6pm-8pm. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday December 1, 2018 at 2:00pm at Cowboy Church of Erath County. Burial will follow at Garden of Memories in Stephenville Tx.

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When Thursday, November 29th, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Stephenville Funeral Home
120 W. South Loop
Stephenville, TX 76401

Service Information

Saturday, December 1st, 2018 2:00pm
Cowboy Church of Erath County
4945 US-67
Stephenville, TX 76401

Interment Information

Gardens of Memory Cemetery
Hwy 377 South
Stephenville, TX 76401