Our beloved Mother, Esther B. Carr, slipped quietly away on Saturday May 13, 2017. She has joined her 6 siblings, Emilio Gandara, Erasmo Gandara, Erheminia Perez, Eulalia Cruz, Erlinda Garcia, Evengelina Carrizal; daughter Gladys Powell Reisner; and husband Harvey L. Carr in her new Heavenly home as promised by our Lord Jesus Christ.
She was gifted to us all on January 9, 1927 being born to Innocencia and Ildefonso Gandara in Galveston, Texas. Her Father died when she was 10 years old, their lives changing forever. She grew up in Galveston and ended up in El Paso in her early 20`s where she met and married our Dad. His career in the Army kept him away a lot, leaving my mom to care for us all.
She moved to Temple in the early 60’s making a new life for us and meeting awesome lifelong friends along the way. Her life was full of exciting stories from places to include Greece and Bangladesh where she lived for 5 years. She enjoyed all children, exotic pets, music, being outside with a campfire, a glass of red wine, a good cup of coffee in a glass, watching wrestling with the boys, being around friends and family, and sharing and caring for others.
Home was always where MOM was. You could feel her love was real. She smiled to the end and never complained. She will live on in our hearts forever and through the many memories we share.
She will be profoundly missed by all especially her children, daughters ; Loretta Santos-Buch and husband Jorge (Chico), Susan Knobloch and husband Mark, Kathy VanEaton and husband John, sons; Harvey J. Carr and wife Mary Helen, Elifonso Gandara and wife Carolyn, Raymond Carr, Jack Carr and wife Shawn. Her 17 grandchildren and 20 great-grand children are blessed to have known and loved her.
We would like to give special thanks to Dr. Fasolino with Scott and White for his loving care. The caring awesome staff from Park Place Manor in Belton and the loving folks from Kindred Hospice.
Family visitation will be at Harper Talasek Funeral Home in Temple from 6 – 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 17, at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor W.C. “Dub” Falsone officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Children’s Advocacy Center of Central Texas, 402 N. Main Street, Belton, Texas 76513.
Our deepest sympathies. May god bless!
Ken CarrSeven Bays, WA
Your mom was an Angel. I am blessed to have known her. Please accept my sincere condolences.
Joe, Maria & Sara JimenezRound Rock, TX
Heaven has gained another angel.. you will definitely be missed Aunt Esther.
Pearl CruzGalveston, TX
I WILL SADLY MISS YOU!
BUT IAM GLAD I GOT TO SEE YOU A FEW TIMES AND NOW YOUR OUR ANGEL UP ABOVE NOW!! HUGS AND KISSES TO THE FAM.
Pearl CruzGALVESTON TEXAS, TX
Esther was a beautiful lady inside and out. Whenever we visited Texas we were always welcomed with open arms and a meal. She did make your house a home. So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Kim Carr CecottiBattle Ground, WA
Our deepest sorrow on your loss, she now rests in peace. Love you.
Vivian & Mayín Santos-BuchOviedo, FL
I heart goes out to the family. We were neighbor back in the 70's and 80's living on main St. She was a great lady, always loved kids, Treated my son (Pokey) like her own. God has a great angel. My prayers are with you.
Rosemary CoufalTemple, TX
Prayers and love for the Carr family but Heaven gained a beautiful Angel..
Angelica Spurlock and FamilyTemple, TX
So sorry for your loss. Such a comfort to look back on a life well lived.
Jana WaltmanMyrtle Beach, SC
It is so hard to let someone go who means so much to so many people. Let memories warm our hearts every time we are feeling the loss.
With deepest sympathy- Catherine Gandara-Patterson
Catherine Gandara-PattersonTexas City, TX
Gary PowellAustin, TX
You will be missed by many Mrs Carr, you leave a legacy behind. It will be hard to fill your shoes. To the Carr Family thoughts and prayers in this time of sadness ,rest assured you will see her again .
Rosemary CobosTemple, TX