Kathleen M. Carabelle

Published 1:13 am Sunday, November 15, 2015

Kathleen M. Carabelle, 91, of Port Arthur, Texas passed away on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at her home.

She was born on March 30, 1924 to Margarite Moore Palmer and Lee Palmer in Wheelock, Texas. Kathleen was raised in Port Arthur and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1942 and subsequently attended Port Arthur Business College. During the war, she worked at Texaco with her father, Lee. Later, Kathleen served as office manager for her husband Dr. R. William Carabelle’s eye practice. She worked until the birth of their only child. Kathleen was a devoted daughter, wife, mother and active participant in the betterment of her beloved Southeast Texas community. She served on the board of several community organizations including the Lamar State College Port Arthur Alumni Association and Texas Artist Museum Society. She received high honors from organizations including but not limited to Presbyterian Children’s Home and the Texas PTA.

Kathleen was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, William.

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She is survived by her daughter, Dr. Catalina “Cate” Carabelle and her husband, Frank Hammers of Port Arthur, Texas.

Visitation will be on Monday, November 16, 2015 from 1:00 PM till service time at Clayton Thompson Funeral Home in Groves. Funeral service will be at 2:00 PM Monday in the Thompson Memorial Chapel at Clayton Thompson with Rev. Mike Umbenhaur, officiating. Entombment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Trinity Presbyterian Church in Port Neches, Texas