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Carolyn Thomas Kendrick

1935 — October 18, 2022

Carolyn Ray Thomas Kendrick went to be with the Lord on October 18th, 2022. She passed peacefully after a long stint with lung cancer.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, October 27, 2022, at The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 28, 2022, at The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road.

Carolyn was born on July 8th, 1935, in Fort Worth Texas to Lynn and Pauline Thomas.  She attended Arlington Heights High School where she was a cheerleader and voted most beautiful.  She graduated high school in 1953 then attended TCU where she was voted Freshman Favorite and Homecoming Queen.  During college Carolyn was hired to do some modeling which helped fund her travels and experiences.  After TCU Carolyn moved to Houston to be a stewardess for Delta Airlines.  Carolyn took great pride in being a Delta stewardess enjoying the prestige and travel that came with it.  She had such fond memories of all the places she traveled and the wonderful culinary experiences she enjoyed.  During her time with Delta Airlines, she met and married Phil Kendrick Jr. in Abilene on January 25th, 1959.  They moved to California for a few years where she enjoyed raising her then four children in the Golden State. In 1974 while pregnant with her fifth child they moved the family back to Abilene, Texas.  Carolyn was very involved in the Abilene community as chairman of the Abilene Junior League, among other organizations, throughout her many years in Abilene.  She loved attending all sporting events of her five children from Crockett Elementary, to Madison and Jefferson Middle Schools, then Cooper High School.  She was a football fan to her core, priding herself on throwing the perfect spiral and watching or attending any football game she possibly could.  Even up until her final days, you could count on her tuning into college and NFL games every Saturday and Sunday.  Carolyn had many occupations over the years loving her years with Briarstone Manor, Waldrops, Senter Realtors, Dillard’s and Busch Jewelers.  Carolyn had a knack for, took pride in, and loved helping people find additions to their furniture, wardrobe, or fine jewelry collections.

Carolyn is survived by daughter Lindy and Jimmy Moore of Portland, TX, son Trey and Elaine Kendrick of Frisco, TX, son Brad and Sheryl Kendrick of Abilene, TX, Daughter-in-Law Kristen Walton Kendrick (Scott) of Lubbock, TX, son Michael and Lacy Kendrick of Abilene, TX, 11 wonderful grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren.  Carolyn is preceded in death by her son Scott Allen Kendrick.  The Kendrick family would like to give a BIG thank you to the team at Interim Hospice Care for all that they did for our Mom. They went above and beyond to take care of every need Mom had… Thank you ,thank you, thank you!

Memorials may be made in Carolyn’s honor to: Interim Hospice Care, 4400 Buffalo Gap Rd Suite 2500, Abilene, TX 79606

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Visitation

Thursday, October 27, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

The Hamil Family Funeral Home

6449 Buffalo Gap Rd, Abilene, TX 79606

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Funeral Service

Friday, October 28, 2022

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

The Hamil Family Funeral Home

6449 Buffalo Gap Rd, Abilene, TX 79606

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