Dorothy Marie Carroll
February 27, 1932 ~ September 10, 2022 (age 90)
Our beloved Dorothy Marie Carroll (Memaw) passed away on Saturday, September 10, 2022, in Highlands, Texas. She was born February 27, 1932 in Schulenberg, Texas to Charles and Mary Valigura. She had one sister, Virginia “Ginny” Popp, whom she loved dearly. Dorothy grew up in El Campo, TX and later moved to Houston, TX where she married her loving husband, Jack Carroll. She was raised in the Catholic Church and attended St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Highlands, TX.
Dorothy was sassy, spunky and always a lady. She never left the house without her hair, nails and makeup done. Her outfits weren’t complete without a matching purse, shoes and jewelry. In her younger days, Dorothy was an award-winning polka dancer and a fierce domino player.
Dorothy loved football…high school, college and professional. She never stopped rooting for her Northshore Mustangs and her favorite, Tom Brady. She enjoyed going out to eat with her family and always chose Mexican food, where she’d demand her beer in a cold mug because “ladies don’t drink from bottles.” She was a strong woman and always spoke her mind. Everyone has a funny (Memaw) Dorothy story to share.
Dorothy was so precious to her family and friends. She is survived by -
Her 4 children: daughter Sharon Bartram and husband Earl, daughter Linda Golden and husband Dean, daughter Renee Conner and husband Robert, and son Michael Carroll and wife Amy.
Her grandchildren: Christopher and Gina Briggs, Leah and Danny Doss, Justin and Heather Briggs, Lauren Stewart, Jamie and Richard Coudrain, Kristin Roman, Lindsey and Chris Plasek, Robert (Bubba) and Amy Conner, Nicole (Nikki) Bartram, Haley and Christian Justice.
Her great grandchildren: Logan Doss, Emily Briggs and Trever Sturm, Ethan Briggs, Chandler Coudrain, Payton Stewart, Marissa Briggs, McKinlee Mitchell, Cole Stewart, Aaliyah Vancliff, Jaylee Bartram, Bailey Lemire, Johnny Coudrain, Kylee Bartram, Preslee Roman, Karli Justice, Isabella Briggs, Finley Plasek and baby Noah Conner on the way.
Her numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, grand-dogs, church and work friends and her sweet neighbors that considered her part of their family.
Dorothy touched the lives of so many people. She will be forever in our hearts and we take comfort in knowing that she is in the presence of Our Lord.