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Carol Pask

Pask, Carol Ann Carol was born June 4, 1932, in Phoenix to Floyd and Lucille Smith. When she was still an infant, with her older sister Kathryn, the family left Phoenix and moved to Arkansas, and then to Texas. The family eventually settled in Denison, Texas, where Carol and Kathryn graduated from Denison High School. Both then graduated from Texas Women's University in Denton. Carol did graduate work at the University of Texas at Dallas. She worked for several years then married Neil Pask, an architect from Pecos, Texas. Carol and Neil had two sons, Neil Edward in 1959, and John Floyd in 1962. Neil and his wife Annalisa have one son, Harrison, and two daughters, Isabel and Claire. Once a criminal court judge, Neil is now a criminal lawyer in private practice in Dallas. John and his wife Ann have one daughter, Rachel, and one son, Eric. John is a software consultant. Carol worked for 25 years teaching geography and government at Richardson High School, from where she retired in 2001. Carol attended Christ the King Catholic Church in Dallas and was an active volunteer at the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store. She lived in Dallas only a few miles from her children and grandchildren, and was actively involved in their lives. She was an avid fan of the Texas Rangers, and hoped to see them win the World Series this year. She was interested in politics, and enjoyed going to Las Vegas and playing Bingo. Carol was preceded in death by her husband, Neil, who died on June 18, 1982; by her parents; and by her sister, Kathryn, who died in 2010. She is survived by her sons, Neil and John Pask, and their families. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store, 3052 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas, TX 75220. Mass of the Christin Burial will be 10 A.M. Monday, February 18, 2013, Christ The King Catholic Church, 8017 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75225. Interment will be 9 A.M. Tuesday, DFW National Cemetery, Dallas, Texas

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Published in Dallas Morning News on Feb. 19, 2013
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