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Carolyn Irene Cauley Barry left this world peacefully to begin the final phase of her journey to her Heavenly Home on Wednesday, May 29th, 2013. She had been with us for eighty-five years and everyone who knew her was grateful for the privilege.
Carolyn was born in Austin, Texas on July 15th, 1927. The oldest child of Troy and Clara Cauley, she was most appropriately nick-named "Sugarchild" by her loving parents. Carolyn is survived by her brother, Dabney Cauley and his wife, Barbara.
Carolyn married Edward Joseph Barry in August 1948. The marriage lasted until Joe's death in March, 2002. At Joe's funeral, Carolyn said Joe had promised her their life together would never be boring, and Carolyn agreed her sweet "Jody" had been right. Carolyn is survived by her four children and their families: Katherine Paredes and husband, David; Barbara McCain and husband, Dennis; Edward Barry and wife, Melinda; and Elizabeth Barry Feris. She will also be dearly missed by her grandchildren: Teresa Tribett and husband, Mark; Barry McCain and wife, Beth; Christopher Barry and fiancé, Kamille; Brooke Craig and husband, Dustin; Mark McCain; Mary McCain; and Lauren Barry. She will also be dearly missed by her great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and great-grand nieces and nephews.
Carolyn earned a bachelor's degree from what is now Texas Women's University. She earned a master's degree from Incarnate Word College. She taught school at the grade school, high school or college level for over forty years.
Carolyn was a member of St. Matthew Catholic Church for over thirty years, serving as lector and as a member of the Altar Society until last year. She was renowned for her reading of the Creation story during the Easter vigil.
Carolyn was also a member of the San Antonio Speech Arts Association for many years where she served as President and helped organize a scholarship fund. The San Antonio Shakespeare Club, The Book Club, the TWU Alumni Association, Steve Stoli's Playhouse and the Extended Run Players were all organizations very dear to her.
Carolyn Barry's family would like to thank Dr. John Matlock for his wonderful care of both Joe and Carolyn, for many years. The family would also like to thank the wonderful staff at Villa San Antonio Senior Living Center, St. Luke's Hospital, Methodist Hospital, Patriot Heights Health Care Center and Christus Sister Mary's Hospice Center.
There will be a rosary for Carolyn at the St. Anthony Chapel at Villa San Antonio Senior Living Center (8103 North Hollow), at 3:30pm on Monday, June 3rd. A Memorial Mass will follow immediately, also in the Villa San Antonio Chapel.
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Published in Express-News on June 2, 2013