Dr. Carol Jones Vobach
1940 - 2017
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Dr. Carol James Vobach
Dr. Carol Jones Vobach, age 76, died Thursday May 11, 2017, following a stroke. Born in 1940 in Yonkers, New York Carol held a bachelor's degree from Marymount Manhattan College, a master's degree from the University of North Carolina, and a doctorate from the University of Houston.
Carol was the longest serving professor at the University of Houston Downtown, having taught mathematics there since 1968, when the institution was known as South Texas Junior College. It was there at 1 Main Street in Houston, Texas, while grading final exams that her soul departed her body.
She was a beloved member of the choir of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church and a volunteer at Methodist Hospital. She traveled to Europe almost every year, was an animal lover, and offered a surrogate home for ladies who might otherwise be alone during the holidays.
She is preceded in death by husband Arnold Raleigh Vobach, and is survived by her son William Houston, step-daughter Vajeh Barazandeh and sister Mary Lou Burns.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 20th at ten o'clock in the morning at St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 1805 West Alabama Street, Houston, Texas with Reverend Lisa Hunt officiating. Reception to follow at St. Stephen's Church.
Carol was a steadfast supporter of the arts. In lieu of flowers, please consider honoring her by contributing to your local symphony, opera, theater, or museums of your choice.

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Published in Houston Chronicle on May 14, 2017.
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May 21, 2017
Carol Vobach has been a stalwart member of the St. Stephen's choir, where I met her. Her quick wit and sharp conversation could lift anyone's spirits. She is missed by those in the choir among all who had ever met her. "Until me meet again, Carol."
Chuck Luke
May 19, 2017
Carol was one of the first to greet me when I joined UHD in 1988. She welcomed me and made me feel at home. I watched her do the same for countless other faculty and staff over the years. She always had a lovely smile and friendly words to share in the hallway. I'm thankful that I ran into her in the hall, as usual, last Thursday afternoon. She was as bright and friendly as ever. She is a beautiful soul who will be dearly missed.
Erin Mayer
May 19, 2017
Not Gone - But Changed
A soul turned to light -
Transformed into a Star
To live in the Sky Forever.

Carol will always remain in our hearts.
April Durett
May 18, 2017
Carol was a Dedicated, not only in her Professional Life, but in her Gift of being of Service to others, in her volunteerism with Houston Methodist Hospital, I will Always Miss her as we Served Together in the Dunn 3 Family Area Escorting Family and Friends, to See their Loved ones to the Prep, and Post-OP, Areas before and after Surgery,Instead Of
** RIP ** I'll Replace that with ** LIP ** Live in Peace , we can be guaranteed that Carol's Memories will always live in our Hearts Forever and Eternity, Special Message for Carol's, Family-Friends and Loved ones, Friends are Friends Forever, If the Lord, is the Lord, Of them. ** Michael W. Smith ** through volunteerism, we can Always be Guaranteed Smiles of Sunshine, being blessed blessing Others Michael A. Casey, H.M.H. Methodist Hospital ** Volunteer Services **
Michael Casey
May 16, 2017
Carol will be well remembered. She is appreciated for preparing me to take over the Math Education courses in the department which I have now also passed on to my successor. She was always a great contributor to many committees at UHD but especially to Math Ed and Statistics in "her" department.
May she rest in Peace.
Nancy Leveille
May 16, 2017
She never wanted me to call her Dr. Vobach so I chose to call her 'Carol Ann', but much respect is what was due to her. I will miss the many conversations we had about 'everything', her concern for me, my daughter and granddaughter. The MS Department at UHD will never be the same. I miss 'Carol Ann' too much already.
LInda Gilbert
May 15, 2017
Carol was a great and loving co-worker. She could and did raise everyone's spirits. She will be missed. UHD will not be the same without her, nor will the lunchroom in the department.
Victoria Baker
May 15, 2017
I will always remember my dear friend Carol, our many discussions about my tennis tournaments and my daughter. She was always concerned about how things were going in your life and she sincerely cared. Her radiant smile always brightened up our lunch room. We were just sharing plans to attend our 50th class reunions this summer, her college and my high school. I miss you dearly my friend. . .

MS Department,UHD
Frankie Solomon
May 14, 2017
Carol was a wonderful colleague and I will miss her dearly. My sincere condolences to her family.
May 14, 2017
She may have departed from the flesh, but we will always feel her presence, her memory will live on.

Our condolences to you and your family. May God give you strength and peace.
Beatrice Cerda
May 13, 2017
She was my "stat mom". I don't know what it will be like at work without her.
Erin Hodgess
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