Carolyn Ann Crier passed into God’s hands on the 24th of July, 2014. She was born at Dallas’ Florence Nightingale Hospital September 6, 1952, to parents William T. Crier Jr. and Ann Priddy Crier. She grew up in Dallas and was a graduate of Richardson High School. Later, she earned a BS in criminal justice from the University of Texas at Arlington. Intertwined with her education was periodic work in the Dallas restaurant industry and activity as a licensed real estate sales person.
Texan by birth and a gypsy at heart, Carolyn’s 62 years spanned a constantly evolving range of interests. Her world closely orbited the love of art, animals and travel. Early on, she participated in her family’s horse farm dedicated to the breeding and exhibiting of purebred Arabian horses. She was a natural equestrian and rode in competitive events at the Texas State Fair and area horse shows.
A talented amateur artist, she delighted in spending a month in Paris visiting museums and making forays into the countryside. On one occasion, she solo toured Europe for six weeks on a Eurail pass which included a look behind the then Iron Curtain. She proudly recalled being among a million people in the Warsaw stadium celebrating Pope John Paul II’s first return to Poland following his election.
Crossing borders and spanning language barriers were no problem for Carolyn. She always made new friends wherever she went. More recently her wanderlust saw her climbing Inca ruins in the Peruvian Andes and photographing wildlife on the Veldt of Africa.
This sweet, kind and gentle soul will be missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her parents and sisters, Catherine Crier of Westchester, New York and Cynthia Crier of New York City.
A service celebrating Carolyn’s life will be held in Cox Chapel of the Highland Park United Methodist Church on Wednesday August 6th at 3 o’clock. A reception for family and friends will follow in the Church’s activity center.
Memorials may be made to the SPCA of Texas or to the charity of choice.
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