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Gary Cargile Homan

Gary Cargile Homan
  • October 9, 1945 - November 17, 2016
  • Corpus Christi, Texas

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Gary Cargile Homan, age 71, passed away Thursday, November 17, 2016 at St. Luke's Hospital in Houston, TX due to complications following surgery. She was born on October 9, 1945, in Wharton, TX, to Gus Cargile Sr. and Ada Hughes Cargile (Gary). She grew up in Corpus Christi, TX and graduated from W.B. Ray High School in 1964. She attended Del Mar College where later in life she would become a culinary instructor.
On September 2, 1967, she married Lester C. Homan. Together, they raised three sons. Gary was a beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, and grandmother. She was the Administrator of the St Luke's Methodist Preschool in Corpus Christi during the early 1980's. She was a model Christian woman and very active member of Parkway Church of Christ. Gary was loved by the entire congregation and was committed to the service of the community.
Gary was extremely artistic and creative. She put her talents to use when she started a home based cake business in the early 1980's. Over the years, her little business grew into her own shop, Gary Homan & Company. Her cakes were highly regarded for their beauty as well as their taste. The incredible beauty of her creations rivaled the work some of the greatest confectionaries and bakeries found anywhere in the United States. Gary's cake masterpieces served as focal points at events for local families, culinary masters, Texas and National leaders. . A little over a year ago, she hung up her apron for good after working in the Corpus Christi area for over 30 years.
Gary recently turned her talents to pottery. She claimed she was just "piddling around" but like her cakes, her pottery pieces were quite beautiful. Gary loved to travel and made trips all across the United States, China, Thailand, Mexico, Jamaica, Honduras, Panama, Belize, Grand Cayman and Nova Scotia with family and friends.
Gary was also known for finding unique treasures at yard and estate sales. She could always see the beauty in something even when it was tarnished. This trait transferred over to people as she was able to see past their imperfections and give the gift of kindness. Often in times of turmoil, friends and family would seek out Gary's advice, calmness, and comfort. She radiated love and warmth every time she smiled.
Gary's laughter, stories, and kindness will be missed by all that knew and loved her. She is survived by her father, Gus Sr.; husband, Lester; sons, Christopher (Debbie), Michael, and David; grandson, Benjamin; siblings, Laura, Caroline, Mary Claire, Gus III (Gail), John Brooks, and Ada (Todd); many nieces and nephews; and numerous friends.
A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 2:00p.m. at Seaside Funeral Home Chapel officiated by David Smitherman of Parkway Church of Christ. There will be a celebration of life at the Corpus Christi Art Center at 4:00 p.m. located at 100 North Shoreline Blvd. Corpus Christi, Texas 78401. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Parkway Church of Christi at 4141 Brawner Parkway, Corpus Christi, Texas 78411 or the Art Center of Corpus Christi at 100 North Shoreline Blvd. Corpus Christi, Texas 78401.

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