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Caroline Harber

September 25, 1930 — March 27, 2018

Caroline Frances Simmons Harber was born in Abilene, Texas to Hillard P. Simmons and Mabel Marie Switzer Simmons on September 25, 1930. Caroline is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Valerie and Larry Bowen; daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Tim Siegel; granddaughter and husband, Lindsey and Clint Swonke; sister, Mabel Bassett; sister-in-law, Talka Carlisle and sister-in-law and husband, Betty and Phil Raughton. Caroline and Maurice enjoyed a love story and marriage that lasted 66 years before his passing in November 2016. She was also preceded in death by her parents and older brother, Hill. Caroline moved all over the world and quickly turned each new house into a home for her family. She had a natural flair for decorating and style and took great pride in making each new place a welcoming and loving home. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Caroline was also a class act lady. She was so very proud of her family. Caroline was the most positive person you could ever meet and found joy in everything around her on a daily basis. She never looked back in regret. Caroline said many times "You can't change the past. Move forward and do your best." Family dinners were always a special time. So much thought and love went into each occasion and the table was always beautiful. Caroline loved nothing more than to have her entire family together for a holiday dinner. She bowled until her early 80s and was in a league for over 20 years. She had a love of nature, animals, plants and flowers and really enjoyed being outside. She has grown several oak trees from an acorn that she gifted to her daughter and granddaughter. These trees will always stand as a testament to her strength. For the last 6 months, Caroline lived at Rosement Senior Living in Humble, Texas. She loved to play bingo, LCR, paint and attend auctions. She was always busy and made many new friends. She brought laughter and smiles to all who met her. Special thanks to each and every staff member at Rosemont. They truly made Rosemont a warm, fun filled home for mom. Special thanks go out to Belinda, Ginger, Joyce and Kenneth. Each of you went above and beyond the call of duty every day. You were always smiling and took the time to visit and talk . We are eternally grateful for your care. Jane and Margaret made activity time so fun. Mom looked forward to every event. Altus Hospice provided a wonderful and loving second family to Caroline. Reverend Liz, Nurses Amanda, Ellen and Charles helped our family so very much. Lastly, our love and thanks to Natalie Ryan. Natalie transcended the role of hospice nurse and became mom's dear friend. She has joined our sisterhood and will always be our family. Services will be held on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at VA Houston National Cemetery 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive Houston, TX 77038

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April 11, 2018 11:00am, VA Houston National Cemetery

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