April 22, 1934 - July 12, 2015
Carole Ann Wamnus Vinson, age 81, died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, July 12, 2015 following a yearlong battle with SCLC. Carole was born April 22, 1934 in Boston, MA to the late Henry M. Wamnus and Catherine McLaughlin Wamnus as the 12th of their 13 children. Carole moved with her family to Houston, TX in her elementary years. She married David K Goff of Houston, TX., and together they had two daughters; Carole Ann Goff and Catherine Goff Heap.
On July 11, 1981, Carole married Fred N. Vinson, Jr., a very devoted husband, of Dallas, TX, and her life was further enriched by two more daughters; Lacey Vinson Wells and Shannon Vinson Garrett. Carole and Fred were always together and so much in love. They had numerous hobbies they loved such as: boating, fishing, traveling, eating at their favorite restaurants, dancing, and shopping. Carole was a loving, bubbly, energetic and outgoing woman. She touched everyone she met. She was very loving to all babies and, in her mind, all pets should be treated as children. \ Carole lived a fulfilled life. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, and friend and will be truly missed.
Carole is survived by her husband, Fred N Vinson Jr., daughters; Carole Goff, Catherine Heap (Kent Heap Sr.), Lacey Wells (Gary Wells), Shannon Garrett (Paul Garrett), grandchildren; Kenyon Heap, Kent Heap Jr., Kelsey Heap, Reece Wells, Holly Ann Wells, and Walker Wells, great granddaughter, Emma Mae Newton, brothers; Walter Wamnus and Robert Snodgrass, sister, June Alexander, as well as a multitude of cousins, nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held from 2 – 4pm on Aug. 29, 2015 at Cafe Amore 600 N. Coit Road, Richardson, TX.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Cancer Society in Carole’s name will be greatly appreciated.
Arrangements are under the direction of:
ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252
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