Carol Ann Dykes, passed into the Heavenly Realms, Tuesday, August 22, 2023, surrounded by her loving family. She was a dedicated cosmetologist, but above all a beloved mother, grandmother, and sister, who leaves behind a legacy of cherished memories.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Finis Alton Dykes and Eva Bell Bradford Dykes; her brother, Alton “Tex” Fowler; and sisters, Kitty Vicera, Ilene Mohlark, and Ellen Craig; her daughter, Tammy Sobeck; grandchildren, Anthony Garcia and Chaselie Maebelle Craig; and great-grandchildren, Damion Wobus and Angelina Falcon Villarreal, who were all waiting to greet her at Heaven’s Gate.
Carol is survived by her children, Duke Smith and wife Maryann, Candy Sobeck, Raymond Garcia and wife Linda, John Garcia and wife Julie, Eva Craig Gomez and husband Jeffrey Gomez, and Curtis Craig, Jr. and wife Cassandra, whom all held a special place in her heart. Carol’s profound impact and legacy will be carried on by her 23 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind her twin sister, Patsy and husband Jim Fritzshe of Bonners Ferry, Idaho; her sister, Artie “Cookie” Cochran of Bunker Hill, Illinois; her first cousin, Nettie Mae and husband Kenneth Guthrie of Belton; Carol’s vibrant life was marked by cherished relationships with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. Carol’s memory will forever be etched in the hearts of those who knew and loved her.
Family and Friends will gather to Celebrate Carol’s Life at Family Worship Center, formerly known as the Coon Neck Church of Elgin, Saturday, September 23rd at 11:00 AM. Her request was that her earthly remains be laid to rest beneath a Magnolia tree, planted alongside her parents.
During this time of remembrance, the family is very grateful and values the support that’s been given to all those who grieve her loss.