Carmalee was one of the first friends I met when I moved to Houston in 1954 and didn't realize how important she would become in my life at that time. She introduced me to her brother, James B. DeGeorge and we married in 1955 and had two beautiful sons. Even though our lives were parted by divorce she always kept me included in family affairs and treated me like her sister-in-law in the family. I will always treasure knowing and loving her as my good friend and for all she did for me. May she obtain the solace now and feel the love she surely deserved.
Dear DeGeorge Family,
I feel priviledged to have been in the company of your beloved Aunt on a few special occasions. She personified the meaning of a beautiful woman of independence and grace. She will be missed.
Carmalee was a lovely person and I am blessed to have known her over the last 20 years. I admire her passion for and involvement in the causes she supported. We have many fond memories of the fun holiday and family parties she hosted in her home. She will be missed but her legacy will live on.
Carmalee, we will miss your caring and fun-loving nature. You are so appreciated for the many times that you hosted family parties and made those unbelievable desserts, especially your pumpkin and pecan pies. We will greatly miss the times spent with you and we are so proud of the way you spent your life helping others. Jimmy DeGeorge Jr.
I have lost a very good friend and Houston has lost one of its true "movers and shakers" who not only made things happen but made them work. She enriched all of our lives. We will all miss her.