Carol Hopkins
  • 74 years old
  • Date of birth: Feb 1, 1942
  • Date of passing: Jan 31, 2016
Let the memory of Carol be with us forever

Carol was sudden and tragically taken away from us on January 31st. We will remember her forever. Thank you all for sharing in her wonderful and full life.

There is a Memorial Service Friday February 5th, 11am at First Christian Church (302 NW 6th St, Mineral Wells).

In lieu of flowers, the Family requests you make a donation to Horsemen For Christ (PO Box 9524, Wichita Falls, Texas 76308. Make checks payable to HFC and put Carol's name on the memo line);  Wings of Hope Equitherapy (www.wingsofhopehorses.org/donate.html); or a charity of your choice. Thank you.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Lela Abernathy on 31st January 2017

"i am reminded that there must be horses in Heaven.
otherwise it would not be Heaven.
i hope Carol and Mattie are riding across beautiful fields beside deep, a deep green river full of happiness, love and peace."

This tribute was added by Daphine Steadman Mullins on 24th February 2016

"Carol and I have been friends a long time. She was so inspiring with her positive attitude and smile. I attended her aerobic classes, went dancing, shared many meals, laughter and tears! She and Michael were a perfect match (since I introduced them). She and I texted or talked every week. I miss her so much, dreamed about her and Michael last night. A life well lived!"

This tribute was added by kiara johnson on 16th February 2016

"Sorry to hear of your loss. May your memories become a treasure that you hold onto for life.  Romans 8:18 says that the sufferings of the present time do not amount to anything in comparison with the glory that will be revealed. Someday all those in God's memory will return. That is a guarantee from our loving heavenly Father."

This tribute was added by Malenda Pugh on 5th February 2016

"I had just gotten a sweet hug from Carol one night last week and we were making plans to have dinner and catch up.  Carol, save a place for me at that big table with you and Jesus and we WILL catch up!  It was a joy to know you sweet lady!"

This tribute was added by Mary Anne Culpepper on 5th February 2016

"Sweet Carol Mace, am thinking of you right now as I have almost constantly since early in the week. You truly were a ray of sunshine on earth and now are one in heaven.

How much happiness you brought to the many of us who loved you. May these memories comfort Mike, your boys and Nedda Jo.

With love,
Mary Anne"

This tribute was added by Laura Hoffpauir on 4th February 2016

"Carol loved life! One of the best trips I have had was when I took my daughter to New York, along with my parents, and Carol and Mike met us for dinner. They were such a fun and lively couple. They seemed to be so well suited to one another. What a testament to what love can be! She will definitely be missed!"

This tribute was added by Laura Catlin on 4th February 2016

"Carol's sweet gentle spirit...and her smile ..will be much missed.Carol left the world a better place for having been here ....Thank you,Carol....."

This tribute was added by Deborah Wells on 4th February 2016

"I have not known Carol for very long, but I am so blessed that I got to know such a special lady.  Carol was one of a kind!  So sweet and caring, and her smile just made my day.  She always had kind words and a wonderful attitude.  I will always remember our rides out in the back pasture and the stories we shared.  I admired Carol's determination and grit.  Carol and her horse Bobby were such an inspiration.  She always tried her hardest and never gave up.  I am truly going to miss her.  God gained a true angel!!!!"

This tribute was added by Blake Pruitt on 3rd February 2016

"I consider myself lucky to have been welcomed into Carol's Texas home. What a host and what a lady!"

This tribute was added by Melody Carroll on 3rd February 2016

"Probably what Carol & I enjoyed sharing most was our two oldest grandsons, Blake & Mac & children Monica & Stephen (I can still see in my mind's eye the glances we shared during weddings & births, athletic competitions & family parties). Being in high school together, competing for rodeo queen (of course she won first to my second more than once, most deservedly), our love for all animals, especially exercising horses together...all these things are special memories of Carol who was, to me, the most beautiful of all high school beauties & by far the best majorette & horsewoman; but her kindness to my mom showed Carol @ her best:  bringing delicious meals during the many years I cared for Mom.  I loved watching Carol & Michael dance @ class reunions...So, sweet friend & co-grandmother, I will miss you until we can both dance to heavenly music; & maybe ride winged horses; but now I am so very sad."

This tribute was added by Neda Vines on 3rd February 2016

"My sweet sister, I cannot believe you are gone. Gone from my sight but never from my heart.
We were always there for each other in good times and bad with love and acceptance.
Your earthly existence is laid to rest but your eternal sweet spirit is in Heaven. God has a new special angel."

This tribute was added by Helen Arneson on 3rd February 2016

"Carol will be with us always.  Her loving, caring spirit brought out the best in everyone she touched.  Thank you for the years at Century21 and for the memories.  My prayers are with you Mike and with your family."

This tribute was added by Juanita Huddleston on 2nd February 2016

"Carol was my aerobics teacher way back when leg warmers were the"it" thing. We continued to be friends through out the years. Always quick to smile and greet you with true warmth. Carol will be greatly missed. Sincere Condolences extended to Mike and her beautiful family."

This tribute was added by BParisa Lerma on 2nd February 2016

"Carol was the PE teacher at the old Houston Elementary school my first few years of teaching. She was so helpful to me as a first year teacher! She touched the lives of so many in wonderful ways. She will be dearly missed."

This tribute was added by Kathy Hamilton on 2nd February 2016

"This is so sad. I have known Carol for a very long time my two boys were in her PE class I also played tennis with Carol and Mike for a very long time she was a very wonderful person. She  will be missed by many. Mike my prayers are with you."

This tribute was added by Genie Quincy on 2nd February 2016

"Gene and I have been so blessed to be with Carol and Mike in church.  Our Sunday School Class will miss her beautiful smile and sweet word. We loved her singing in the Choir, and will forever remember how she would scurry to serve communion.  We will always remember her serving us last Sunday.  Mike we will forever walk beside you."

This tribute was added by Karla Grozier on 2nd February 2016

"My heart is sad to hear the loss of such a special lady. Her "SMILE" was always welcoming. My condolences go out to her family."

This tribute was added by S. Linda Jensen on 2nd February 2016

"Carol was someone loved by many. We met the at First United Methodist Church some years ago. This is so sad for all who loved her or knew her. God is richer for having her, as those who adored her miss her so much. God bless all who loved her, all who knew her."

This tribute was added by Sylvia McMinn on 2nd February 2016

"Steve and I were blessed by sharing some very special family moments with Carol and Mike. She not only opened the door to her home, she opened her heart to all that entered through that door. She was a bright light, warmed you with her beautiful smile, and was a kind and gentle woman. We will miss her, and we will be grateful for knowing her."

This tribute was added by March Williamson on 1st February 2016

"Such a shock to hear this.... So happy to know Carol, she always had a smile and a kind word...a precious soul, rest in peace my friend"

This tribute was added by Stephen Winter on 1st February 2016

"I am so glad I was able to spend time with Carol, more than anything. She is an incredible woman of tremendous love and vigor - and that SMILE! Oh wow. And she let me ride the tractor! Carol. The absolute last stop on the train. Love, Stephen"

This tribute was added by Gaila Davis on 1st February 2016

"Carol was a very sweet, sincere lady. I never saw her without a smile and happy attitude. May God comfort her family."

This tribute was added by Lela Abernathy on 1st February 2016

"A horsewoman deluxe. Carol was a living example of "actions speak louder than words"; and her children and future generations gifted with the love of her heart and educated with the wonder of her wit will always be a blessing in this community.

May she rest in peace. My condolences to all who belonged in her inner circle and the many who were touched by the energy she and her family generated in this life."

This tribute was added by Mary Ledbetter on 1st February 2016

"Our prayers go out to Michael and the enttire family.  Carol will be missed by so many, but never forgotten"

This tribute was added by Cheryl Yoshida on 1st February 2016

"Thank you Miss Carol for all of your love, kindness, support, hugs and smiles. Your positive energy and attitude were inspiring.  You were such a thoughtful, grateful and beautiful woman.  xoxoxo"

This tribute was added by Ricky Greene on 1st February 2016

"I 'Am so saddened to hear of Carols passing. My thoughts and prayers are of Mike and there family. I have known Carol since I was a teenager, played tennis with her for many years. Going yo miss you Carol."

This tribute was added by Jo Ann Peaden on 1st February 2016

"A Good friend and Wonderful Human being -  So many GREAT Memories together - and for sure an amazing  inspiration to MANY - RIP Carol -"

This tribute was added by Connie Upshaw on 1st February 2016

"I am relatively new to Mineral Wells but was lucky to have met and become friends with Carol and Mike first through the love of tennis then as couples hanging out together at all kinds of venues.  

Dan and I were always made to feel welcome in their home and enjoyed getting to know her and Mike.

Always a smile.  Never a harsh word or words against anyone.  She was in love with her husband as she worked so hard to surprise him last year on his Birthday with a surprise party.  

I am still in shock and praying for Mike and all of her family and friends who are grieving the loss of such a wonderful person.  

She will be missed by me and Dan.

We love you Mike and hope you know we are here for you."

This tribute was added by Stacie Frye on 1st February 2016

"This really saddens my heart.  Carol was my favorite PE teacher in elementary school.  As an adult and being around her, her smile and laughter has been a ray of sunshine.  My heart goes out to Michael and his family.  Lots of thoughts and prayers for them."

This tribute was added by Jo Murphy on 1st February 2016

"I cannot remember not knowing Carol - Carolyn Mace Lee.  Our fathers went to Graford High School together and were lifelong friends, our grandmothers lived next door to one another, we were born just days apart and shared pallets, playpens, and parties - just almost family.  Her parents were Aunt Mace and Uncle Ed to my sisters and me; ours were Aunt Dorothy and Uncle Ben L. to Carol and Neda.  My heart cannot believe I will not see her again.  Love always, Carol.  I will remember us together and hold your family in my prayers.."

This tribute was added by Mary Fields on 1st February 2016

"Carol and I were friends from the day we met at Houston Elementary in 1993. We shared a love of horses, dogs, and other animals. She came out to help me build our goat barn out of rocks and mud from our ranch. The picture I posted is from that day. I gave her a copy, and she loved it. I told her the caption should read, "When we were little girls, we loved to play in the mud together!" Jerry and I loved Carol, and we love Michael. We are still in shock, grieving the loss of a dear friend."

This tribute was added by Judith Shubert on 1st February 2016

"She never changed. Beautiful and very special."

This tribute was added by Penni Beauregard on 1st February 2016

"Carol lived her life to the fullest and made ours better by her being a part of it. Her light will continue to shine."

This tribute was added by Dee Elliott on 1st February 2016

"My heart is broken at the loss of a very dear friend. Carol was one of the sweetest, kindest hearted and positive people I have ever known. Never did I see her, be it at the grocery store or her front door, that she didn't greet me with her winning smile and as big a hug as her tiny frame could deliver. I do not have words to express my appreciation of her as a person and how much I am impacted by her loss. She will be deeply missed. God  has gained a Champion !"

This tribute was added by Lyn Butcher on 1st February 2016

"Have played tennis, danced, worked and laughed together for many years.  Her positive living example will be missed by so many.  She always had a smile.  She loved her animals, dogs, horses and chickens.  Michael and Carol had such a loving and respectful relationship.  So saddened to lose her."

This tribute was added by Sue Seibert on 1st February 2016

"Carol has been a long-time friend.  I will miss her smiling face.  Carol, rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Beth Visentine on 1st February 2016

"Carol was my very best friend all through high school. Double dating, riding horses, studying Algebra, or just hanging out. She will be missed by all of us that knew her. Love you Macie girl!."

This tribute was added by Linda Kessler on 1st February 2016

"Carol was an inspiration simply by the way she lived her life.  Her infectious love of life, kindness & gentleness will be missed."

This tribute was added by Pamela Moreland on 1st February 2016

"Carol was a very special lady. I will miss her very much"

This tribute was added by Maegan Maxwell on 1st February 2016

"This breaks my heart. Carol was my PE teacher in elementary school, and worked with my mom, Mattie Maxwell, for years and years in real estate. They were very close, and she helped my mom out a lot while she was sick. I am very grateful for that. She will be missed dearly."

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