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Carolyn Blackmar

Carolyn Blackmar
  • January 22, 1935 - October 30, 2016
  • Corpus Christi, Texas

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Carolyn Marie Blackmar passed away peacefully at home Sunday, October 30, 2016 at the age of 81. Carolyn was born in Sherman, Texas to Beulah and A. O. "Pat" Krauskopf and grew up in Luling where she graduated high school prior to attending The University of Texas at Austin. It was in Luling that Carolyn met and eventually married her husband of 61 years, Fred Blackmar.
Carolyn was the wife of a successful Naval aviator and loving mother to two children, Allison and Phil. During her lifetime, Carolyn was known to be quite the cook and a wonderful entertainer. She was a successful gardener growing a variety of beautiful ?owering plants and trees in both California and Texas and skilled in creating oriental ?ower arrangements. Those that knew Carolyn well knew she tried to rescue the world's population of cats and often referred to her as "the cat lady." Her close friends were fond of her great sense of humor, infectious laugh and fondly referred to her as a "hoot." Carolyn was a warm, kind-hearted friend, wife and mother and will be truly missed by family and friends.
Carolyn is preceded in death by her parents Mr. and Mrs. K, her husband Fred and their infant son Donald. She is survived by her only sister Pat, her daughter Allison, her husband Bill and their two children Thom and Maley, her son Phil, his wife Carol and their children Kristin and her ?ancee Barry Caddell, Kelli, her husband Pete and their two children Peter and Gregory, Philip and his wife Ashley and Mark and his wife Savannah.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 6th, at Seaside Funeral Home Chapel, 4357 Ocean Drive 78412.
In lieu of flowers, donations are welcomed to The Cattery Cat Shelter of Corpus Christi at www.thecatterycc.org.