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Cameron, Carol R.

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November 29, 1948 - August 21, 2013

Cameron, Carol R.

Carol R. Cameron, age 64, of Lewisville Texas was born in November 1948 in Kansas City. The very same hospital her future husband was born in, 1 year and 10 months earlier.

Carol was a life long member of the Village Presbyterian Church of Prairie Village, Kansas, teaching Sunday School for over 17 years and coordinating the Sunday School programs for more than 5 years.

She was one of the first teenage girl soccer team coaches in the Midwest, coaching for several years. Several of her players qualified for boys high school soccer teams, long before girls teams were even set up.

Carol’s passion was her three children, Christine, Andrew and Kimberly, all now successful adults in their respective careers. In addition, two Grandchildren, Mackey and Brennan.

Her hobby was decorating homes and creating a comfortable at-home atmosphere while presenting a design worthy of the best magazines in the country.

She contracted Scleroderma from direct chemical contact during a remodeling project.  Her 25 year struggle with this disease was fought with such courage and direction.  She always had a smile on her face and a positive attitude even in the end.  One of her Doctors commented the last day, that this was one of his happiest patients, always saying she was fine.

Donations to her favorite charity are greatly appreciated. The Scleroderma Research Foundation, www.srfcure.org accepts donations online on their secure website or 1-800-441-CURE (2873).

Arrangements are under the direction of ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home 19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252,

214-306-6700

 

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Andrew

September 09, 2013 8:40PM

She was a great mother, one I wouldn't trade for another. She gave lots of love and caring. She was always there for me whenever I needed her. She was protective and yet allowed me to have enough space to grow and helped me to become the good person that I am today. We were all better for knowing her and she always brought the best out of those who knew her. We will miss her and love her for being apart of our lives.


Christy Baze

September 01, 2013 6:59AM

Mom your grace, compassion, generosity and tenacity will always be a part of me. These are qualities I hope to instill in Mackey and Brennan. As I raise my own children I often wonder how you ever had the energy and patience to do everything that you did for us. I’m so proud that you were my mother and my children’s grandmother. You were an amazing mother. We miss you so much. The kids and I will always hold you close in our hearts. We love you Christy, Mackey and Brennan.


August 31, 2013 11:26PM

Carol was not only beautiful on the outside but her character was what radiated from the inside. All who knew her felt her inner personal strength. Carol was the exact big sister I needed in my life. She listened to all of my joys and sorrows. She supported me in my times of frustrations and my times of fear. She understood my past and celebrated my present. She was my friend, my advisor, and my confidant. Carol was my hero. She modeled so many genuine qualities to me. She had such a quiet, yet profound effect on my life. All of our lives have been blessed by the amazingly courageous life you lived. I hope I can live to be more like you.


Trudy Hoffman

August 31, 2013 11:13PM

My tribute to my sister
Carol Ruth Cameron was a devoted and loving wife, a compassionate mom to three children, a very thoughtful daughter but to me she was my admirable sister, someone to emulate, someone I often thought, “I wish I could be more like my sister.

Carol was not only beautiful on the outside but her character was what radiated from the inside. All who knew her felt her inner personal strength. My sister was a private person and she rarely shared her own personal challenges with life. She fought her battle with Scleroderma for longer than most with hardly a complaining word. Yes, I always wanted to be more like my Sister.

Carol was the exact big sister I needed in my life. She listened to all of my joys and sorrows. She supported me in my times of frustrations and my times of fear. She understood my past and celebrated my present. She was my friend, my advisor, and my confidant. She was quiet, contemplative, introspective, while I was often times impulsive, and somewhat thoughtlessly reckless. That is when I would think; I wish I could be more like my sister.

We shared with one another many things as sisters do, and sometimes she was sharing and didn’t even know it. I thought she had the coolest clothes and I was certain she needed to share them with her little sister, particularly a beautiful blue mohair sweater. When she would leave for school, her school started before mine, I would race into her room ‘borrow” her sweater and wear it to school. The tricky part was sneaking into the house after school and getting it back in her room because she also got home before me. Yes, she caught me most of the time and it always resulted in a good old-fashioned sister fight. It seemed like I was always “sharing” something that was hers mostly because I really wanted to be like my sister.

When I felt afraid at night I would sneak into her bedroom and quietly crawl in her bed and she always made room for me. However, sometimes, depending on what I had done to her that day she would tell me I could sleep in her room but I would have to sleep on the floor. I didn’t care because she always made me feel safe. She seemed so brave and I would think wow I wish I could be more like my sister.

Carol was smart and did very well in school. When she was a senior at Platte Valley Academy, she was so fast at shorthand, they asked her to teach the class. She was in honor classes all through high school. She would come home eager to show off her straight A report card. It was then that our mom would know it was report card time. I would conveniently slip away to my room hoping she might forget. That didn’t happen. I sheepishly would show my report card, which was less then stellar, with a couple of B’s mostly C’s and from time to time a sprinkling of D’s. I was way to busy enjoying my friends. And while I was being grounded I would think man I really wish I was more like my sister.

As we grew up and had families and homes of our own I would call her and ask her advice on a lot of things but especially about how I should decorate my house. Carol was so talented and had an artistic eye. Her house always looked like a model home. When my husband and I were building our house I think I called her at least once sometimes twice a week just to bounce ideas around and she always had a vision of how something should look. In fact just a few weeks ago we spent probably an hour talking on the phone looking at furniture together on the Internet. She always gave me great ideas. And I would think, I really wish I could be more like my sister.

Carol was my hero. She modeled so many genuine qualities to me. When she was diagnosed with scleroderma she began researching tirelessly about this unusual disease. She visited the Scleroderma Research Foundation and met with the founder of that organization, Sharon Monsky. My sister did not allow this disease to dictate her life. When I would call her we would always talk for at least an hour usually more. We talked about growing up, and of course our parents, about our families, about God and our faith, but we never talked about her scleroderma. Yes I always wanted to be more like my sister.

Carol had such a quiet, yet profound effect on my life and so tonight at this memorial service I say “Goodbye Big Sis, I will see you again someday when you will be made whole again and we will share eternity. Our lives were blessed by the amazing courageous life you lived. I hope I can live to be more like you.


Rick Baze

August 27, 2013 10:05PM

Carol has been in my life for only 15 years, 13 years as my mother-in-law. She was THE cornerstone of the Cameron family. Not only a beautiful woman inside and out, but a very caring, smart, strong, witty and loving person. She brighten the lives of her granddaughter, McKinsey, and her grandson, Brennan. They miss her so much as I do, too. I have many fond memories of Carol from the day I was first introduced to her and Mike by my wife-to-be, Christy. I am proud that Christy and I were blessed to give her grandchildren who will now carry her love in their hearts. May God be with the Cameron family to help them in their days of sorrow. Heaven has just been introduced to an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, sister and daughter. RIP Carol. Love, Rick


Kimberly Cameron

August 27, 2013 11:13AM

The woman that the standard in my life and influenced me to strive to be the best individual through my journeys. My best friend and the best mother any daughter could ask for. My only wish is to make her proud of me and that she will watch over Dad.
I love you more than words can express, Kimberly


Michael Cameron

August 24, 2013 2:00PM

THE NICEST, KINDEST MOST BEAUTIFUL PERSON I EVER HAD THE PRIVILEDGE TO KNOW AND LOVE.
YOUR LOVING AND FAITHFUL HUSBAND MIKE, LOST THE BEST PART OF MY LIFE.
LOVE MICHEAL