Benjamin R. Carroll passed away suddenly on May 4, 2013 in La Grange. He was preceded in death by his beloved father and mother, Dr. Roland and Sally Carroll and his only sister Sally Ann Carroll.
Ben was born in Port Arthur, Texas on May 1, 1933. His family moved to Houston when he was nine years old where he graduated from Lamar High School. He was a proficient swimmer, and taught swimming during the summers. He then attended the University of Texas and graduated with a business degree in August of 1956. He worked in the oil industry, and travelled the world as an Oil Rig Consultant. He also worked in the Sacred Heart Catholic School After School Care Program for the past 5 school years. He loved the children, and enjoyed being with them.
In the late 1980’s he moved to his bay house on Galveston Bay. He became a member of the Clear Lake United Methodist Church where he met, and married George Ann Isaac Carroll in 1991. Ben and George Ann moved to La Grange, Texas in 2000. On May 1st of this year Ben celebrated his 80th with family and friends. He loved God and studied His word daily. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Schulenburg where he led the adult Sunday school class for the past eight years.
He loved his wildlife, the deer, the birds and his three beloved cats. He cheerfully let the squirrels eat out of the bird feeders!
He is survived by his wife; George Ann Carroll; his daughter and son-in-law, Doni and Jim Weber of San Marcos; son and daughter-in-law, Roland and Donna Carroll of San Marcos and daughter Cindy Carroll of Austin. He leaves stepsons; Brian Isaac and wife Oanh of Mont Belvieu, LTC Bob Alan Isaac and wife, LTC Suzanne Isaac of Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; along with nine grandchildren and two great-granddaughters. He leaves a number of nieces and nephews, along with a special care-giver Nanette Coco, and daughter Caroline who were a huge part of his life.
A Memorial Services is to be held at 11:00 AM, May 11, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church in Schulenburg, Rev. Mark Adams officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the First United Methodist Church, Schulenburg, Texas of the Gardenia Janssen Animal Shelter, La Grange, Texas.
"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal."