Carolyn Sandefur

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Carolyn Sandefur passed away on March 8, 2019. A time of fellowship and remembrance is scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, 2019, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. Family and friends will gather to celebrate her life of 80 years at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 11, 2019, at Lake Ridge Chapel, followed by a graveside service at 2 p.m. at Gardens of Memories Cemetery in Paducah, Texas.

Carolyn Sandefur was born January 21, 1939, in Childress, Texas to Reverend and Mrs. Wayne N. Stout. She graduated from Paducah High School in 1957 and attended Draughon’s Business College. She married A. L. Sandefur December 28, 1957. A. L. preceded her in death on April 10, 1978. She is survived by two sons, Brad L. Sandefur, his wife Lori, granddaughters Allison and Britney Sandefur of Lubbock, and Scott L. Sandefur and his wife, Renee of Lubbock. Carolyn is preceded in death by her brother, Roy Stout on April 28, 1983, her mother, Edith Stout on March 10, 1986, and her father, Wayne N. Stout on January 10, 1990.

Carolyn was a Real Estate Broker and named Salesman of the Year in 1986 for the Lubbock Association of Realtors. She was a Certified Residential Specialist and Graduate of Realtors Institute. She had participated in the SOARS program at Texas A&M University. She had served as chairman of the MLS committee, Program Committee, and served on most committees including the Texas Real Estate Political Action Committee, Ethics Committee, and By-Laws Committee. She was past President of the Women’s Council of Realtors. She was also a past Director, Treasurer, Secretary, Vice President and President of the Lubbock Association of Realtors. Carolyn served as co-chair of the Ways and Means Committee for the West Texas Builders Association.

Carolyn was active in the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce for several years. She served as Chairman of the President’s Ambassadors and Chairman of the Membership Committee.

She was Chairman of the Advisory Board of Texas Tech Health Sciences School of Nursing from 1987 to 1990. She was a member of the President’s Council at Texas Tech University from 1982 through 1985.

Carolyn loved the Lord and was a member of Southcrest Baptist Church.

Although homebound, Carolyn often expressed her gratitude for the love and prayers she felt from her many beloved friends.


11 thoughts on “Carolyn Sandefur”

  1. Beautiful Aunt, you were the most amazing and glamorous aunt a girl could know. Thank you for the wonderful memories and for the love you shared with us all. I will always love you. Please give Dad a hug for me in Heaven.
    Love, Debbie

  2. So very sorry for your loss. She was a sweet lady and will be missed. I pray God comforts the family during this time of grief. Such a precious family now needs Gods comfort. My prayers are with you. Le Johnson

  3. Terry Yarbrough

    Carolyn, was one of the most beautiful girls at Paducah High School. Happy to have her as a classmate ! She will be missed, she is at a better place with our God.

  4. Words cannot express how wonderful it was growing up with such a beautiful and wonderful cousin as Carolyn. She was always one of my favorites and I’ll surely miss her. I’m so glad we talked only two weeks ago. I know where she is now, all decked out in her new heavenly body. She was an asset and blessing to all that knew her. I pray for her family now in this difficult time. We have the promise of Jesus that we will know each other in heaven as we knew each other in this life. What a blessing and something to really look forward to.

  5. I remember so vividly when Carolyn moved next door to me. She was so pretty that suddenly I had friends that I never knew, but it was A.L. who won Carolyn’s love. It was a beautiful marriage and they always were so happy. Goodbye sweet friend…. you will be missed so much by so many….prayers for your wonderful family

  6. I attend missionary Baptist church when they came to pastor our church. She was a very kind and sweet girl and beautiful as was her entire family. She will be missed by all. Thinking of you Carol Hutson at this time I know you loved her dearly.

  7. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. This lady will be missed by so many cherished family and friends. She was a great lady! I have not had the opportunity to see Carolyn for many years but Winn kept me posted. I will always remember her sweet smile and her kind ways. We all know she is in heaven and what a wonderful thought.

  8. Carolyn was a very sweet and kind lady. I remember going to her house one time to eat lunch with you all after church one Sunday morning. She was a great hostess and I enjoyed myself very much that day. She will be missed. I pray that you feel God’s comfort and peace around you today and the coming days.

  9. Carolyn and I were friends since we were very young, both living on Backus Street. She was a great friend, very nice, and loving person. We both got married within a day of each other in Paducah in 1957. I feel sure she and A. L. are having a good time.

  10. Such a lovely lady who I enjoyed at Oakwood Baptist Church. She and her family were always so active and faithful at OBC.Carolyn, Brad and his family were dearly missed but always remembered for their service. May God give you comfort and peace in the days ahead. Praise for a lovely celebration of life today full of beautiful thoughts of hope.

  11. Condolences to the family of Carolyn Sandefur. Having work with her for some years, I greatly admired her.

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