Carole Raubs, passed away of lung cancer on Monday, October 22, 2018, at the age of 88 years old at Stoneybrook in Copperas Cove, Texas. Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM on Saturday, October 27, 2018, at Scott’s Funeral Home in Copperas Cove. Burial will follow at Kempner City Cemetery.
Carole was born on December 23, 1929, in Monticello, Arkansas to Ivy and Virgie Stewart Lane. She was born during the Great Depression and this had a lifelong impact on her. She kept a full pantry and loved to cook for anyone who would drop by. Carole was a loving and devout Christian who rarely missed a chance to tell people about her Lord. She was a faithful member of Refuge Ministries. She was also prayer ninja, keeping her knees sore but her family intact with lots of prayer. Carole was a hard worker and had a long career spent in managerial roles initially with AAFES and later with property management in Dallas. She was a great cook who could make best.fried.chicken.ever. and had a wonderful sense of humor, often laughed with us until we cried. We know she goes to a better place and that we will see her again one day.
She was a devoted and loving mother to her son, John Runyan, and daughter, Deborah Vernor Jones, both of whom will miss her every day until they see her again. She was fond of telling everyone that God gave her the best two kids in the world (to her children’s enduring embarrassment). Carole is also survived by three grandchildren of whom she was equally proud, Laura Brooks Chapoton, Heather Runyan, and Ian Runyan and three great-grandchildren, Jude Benham, Scarlette Runyan, Ophelia Runyan, and Kingsley Ramirez. She was lovingly referred to as granny by many.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donation be given in memorial of Carole to your charity of choice.