Caryl Keir

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Caryl Keir of Conroe, Texas passed away August 12, 2016 as a result of Breast Cancer. Her loving family were by her side leading her Home to be with the Lord. She leaves behind sons Johnny Keir and wife Patty of Dallas, Randy Keir and wife Diane of The Woodlands, and daughter Leslie Knight and husband David of College Station; grandchildren, Kalyn and Amanda Keir, William and Sydney Knight, and Clayton Knight. Caryl is survived by her loving sister, Marjorie Heffner of North Carolina, and numerous nieces and nephews from coast to coast.

Caryl was born on October 13, 1929 in Newark, New Jersey, to Carl and Marjorie Strebinger and grew up in Hillside, New Jersey in a loving and happy family during the Great Depression and WWII. In school, she excelled in academics and sports. In 1952, she married and soon thereafter took her growing young family off on a nationwide adventure to California, Washington, Oregon, Illinois, and finally Texas as business transfers and opportunities presented themselves.

Caryl loved dogs, children, and all people in that order, and was therefore an instant hit and success in each and every neighborhood. As a great communicator, leader, and one of tireless energy she became ingrained in each and every activity and social event that was available and quickly cross pollinated new ideas and activities from her vast experience. So no matter what activity you participated in; neighborhood socials, school, church, country club golf, swimming, bridge, lake, ocean, etc. you'd be sure to know Caryl and her crew. She was most proud of her role as a mom and loved taking part in keeping her kids active and healthy.

When the family moved to Texas in 1972, Caryl not only stayed involved in the social aspects of life but expanded her focus to business. In addition to owning and managing several rental properties, Caryl worked in the real estate business full-time for many years and finished up her working career in the oil and gas industry with Brown and Root. Upon retiring she quickly returned to the golf course, bridge club, volunteered as a water aerobics instructor for seventeen years, served weekly with Meals on Wheels, Soup Kitchen, and helped form the River Plantation Junior Golf Program. She was also a dedicated and loyal supporter of the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center and through the years donated over twenty-seven gallons of blood to the Center.

No matter when or where you ran into Caryl, she would always have a current event or funny joke to share with you as she was always up to date on current events, politics, and local news. She was a voracious reader and was seldom seen at home without a new book in her hand or in later years her Kindle. If you owned a puppy she had previously met and you saw her on the street, she would likely address you with; "Well hello there Rover or Lassie's Mother." Through the years Caryl owned many dogs ranging from a minimum of two at one time to as many as five. The rumor at the Veterinarian's office was that every dog in the kennel was hoping for the day one of Caryl's beloved dogs moved on to doggy heaven as perhaps now they would have the chance of becoming one of her beloved babies.

In her final years, Caryl never lost her totally full schedule mentality and her likable commander-in-chief disposition. As she slowed down a bit, she was absolutely delighted to be with her children, grandchildren, and grand-dogs while staying active with her church, bridge with the ladies, reading on her new patio in the afternoons, playing Words with friends on her Kindle, watching golf tournaments and her beloved New York Yankees, and of course participating in a deep water aerobics class.

Caryl requested to be cremated and have a celebratory funeral service followed by a lunch reception afterwards at the church. The funeral service will be held on Friday, August 26, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at The First Presbyterian Church in Conroe where Caryl was an Elder for many years. The Rev. Dr. David Green will be officiating.

Although she will be greatly missed, we take great comfort in knowing we can rest firmly in our faith in Christ and assurance of our salvation in Him. The family would like to send our heartfelt thanks to our dear Aunt Margie Heffner, who flew in from North Carolina and gave her steadfast Christ centered support to her dear sister and to us, which was done lovingly and through the kindness of her heart. Also, we would like to thank Mom's special angel, Patti Aldridge for her countless hours and loving devotion throughout Mom's illness. Finally, special thanks to Marty Craig, Misty Westover, Vitas Hospice, all of Mom's dear Windsor Lake neighbors and many other area friends for all the phone calls, food, beautiful flowers, cards and hugs.

"Grateful for the richness of her life, the kindness of her heart, and the love of her friends."


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Published on from Aug. 19 to Sept. 1, 2016
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