Carolyn McFarland


Carolyn Ann McFarland, 78, of Madisonville, Texas passed away on December 14, 2015.

A memorial service celebrating her life was held Monday, Dec. 21, 2015, at Bay Area First Baptist Church in League City. Carolyn was born April 16, 1937, to James Percy and Dorothy Mae Robinson of League City. She married Don McFarland in June of 1956.

She is preceded in death by her husband.

Carolyn is survived by her daughter, Debbie Hardwick and husband, Mark, of Santa Fe, Texas; a son, Steven Don and wife, Sandie, of Conroe; sister, Martha Blackmon, of League City; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and much-loved nieces and nephews.

Carolyn served the First Baptist Church of Madisonville as pianist and a valued member of the worship team since she and Don moved there in 2007. She served Bay Area First Baptist Church as organist for 50 years. She will be best remembered for playing at weddings and funerals in the Clear Lake area, and also playing for graduations for Texas A&M Galveston at the Grand 1847 Opera House. She was secretary to the superintendent of schools at Clear Creek ISD for 37 years, beginning that career in 1956 as secretary to the principal of Clear Creek High School, Alan G. Weber. Carolyn has been a member of the Association of Retired Teachers in the Clear Creek district for many years, and later as a member of Madisonville chapter.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Cancer Society, the McFarland Scholarship Fund, and

The Clear Creek Education Foundation will be appreciated.

Crowder Funeral Home of Dickinson handled arrangements.