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June 12, 1941 ~ February 4, 2024 (age 82) 82 Years Old
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Carolyn Denman was born June 12, 1941, to the late Hollis and Vertie Alders and went to be with Jesus February 4, 2024. Her brother, Charles Alders and sister, Wilma Sowell preceded her in death. Carolyn married her husband, James “ Shorty” Denman in 1959 and their marriage spanned 65 Years. They made a great couple and lived the American dream, raising their family in a quiet neighborhood in Lufkin. She grew up in Nacogdoches and was a high school twirler. She had three kids, Jim , Matt, and Hollie, they were the center of her life. She was a magnificent mother that was involved in all of their activities and made a wonderful home that featured home cooked meals and lots of love. Her kids were never wrong, and she supported them in every way possible. As the children got older she worked outside the home in a variety of roles to help support the family. Upon retirement, Carolyn and Shorty sold their home and ventured out in a travel trailer for five years. They went all over the country with their friends. They enjoyed square dancing and more often than not , parked their trailer in an area where they could dance with their friends.
She was the ultimate baseball mom for her kids before becoming her grandchildren’s number one soccer, softball, and baseball fan. Rarely did she miss a game, and you could hear her signature whistle from anywhere in the sports complex. Carolyn also had a soft spot for dogs and always had a small dog following her around and sitting in her lap. On Sunday afternoon in the fall, you could find her in front of the television cheering on her beloved Dallas Cowboys. Carolyn had nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Just as she did with her kids, she reveled in their accomplishments, and she enjoyed any chance to be with them.
A private celebration of life will be held for Carolyn. The Family would like to extend its upmost gratitude to Hospice in the Pines and The Joseph House for their exceptional care. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to either one of these deserving organizations.