BENJAMIN FUNERAL SERVICE NOWATA, OKLAHOMA 918-273-2700....
Former Nowata resident, Carol Ann McClymonds, passed away in Fort Worth, Texas, August 13, 2021. She was born November 4, 1958, to Bryson G. and Margaret Martha “Peggy” (McGraw) McClymonds in Wichita, Kansas. Carol was a 1977 graduate of Nowata High School and then continued her education at the University of Oklahoma. In 1981 she graduated from OU with a Bachelor of Education in Special Education. After graduation she moved to Dallas and worked in retail at Sanger Harris Department store. Carol discovered that she loved retail and the service industry and held many jobs that allowed her to connect and interact with people. After many years in retail Carol accepted a receptionist position at the Highland Spring Independent Living Center in Plano, Texas. She truly loved working there and all the people she got to interact with every day. She loved her co-workers and the residents and was always willing to go above and beyond to help others.
Carol was such a kind, caring soul. She had many of the same friends from childhood until her passing and was always open to meeting new ones, easily making new friends at every stage of her life. So many people were touched by her thoughtfulness - both family and friends alike.. She was always the first to check in on you and she never missed a birthday, holiday, or anniversary - always sending the most beautiful cards. She was also a phenomenal gift giver. She loved to pick out presents that would make the recipient shine while expecting nothing in return. Carol loved to travel - especially to London and New York with her oldest and dearest friends. Some of her best gifts came from her travels! Carol’s love didn’t stop with people. She loved animals too - especially dogs. She had three throughout her life that brought her so much joy - Blue, Millie, and her most recent love - Big Girl.
Carol was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation in Dallas, Texas and was a woman of faith. She touched so many hearts and will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
Preceding Carol McClymonds in death are her parents, Bryson Gilchrist, and Margaret Martha “Peggy” (McGraw) McClymonds and her brother-in-law Todd Thompson. As well as her grandparents and many aunts and uncles.
Survivors include her brother, John McClymonds (Dinah) of Houston, Texas; her sister, Mary Thompson, of Lucas, Texas; nieces Katherine (McClymonds) Crane (Bruce), Libby (Thompson) Lauten (Justin), nephews Reagan McClymonds, Sam Thompson, and Ben Thompson (Amanda). She also had four great-nephews and three great-nieces that she loved as her own grandchildren. Additionally, Carol is survived by many cousins on both sides of her family that she has remained close to throughout her life.
Carol will have a Virtual Service at 10:00 a.m. CDT conducted by Father Les Jackson from St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Newton, Kansas on Friday August 20, 2021. The service will be streamed live on Facebook.com/stmattsnewton, Carol will be buried following her service in the Walton Cemetery in Walton, Kansas alongside her parents. Graveside services will be under the direction of Benjamin Funeral Service of Nowata. In lieu of flowers, please consider Nowata Historical Museum, 136 S. Oak, Nowata, Oklahoma, 74048.
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