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Carol Gauer

May 3, 1940 — January 1, 2023

Carol Gauer died at her home on Sunday, January 1, 2023. There will be a visitation from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, January 7 at Pecan Grove Funeral Home. Private family burial will be held later.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Gauer. She left behind a daughter Carey Gauer Quick and husband Danny Quick of Salado, Texas and son Clark Gauer and wife Misty Gauer of China Spring, Texas.

She had seven grandchildren: Rebekah and husband Steven Kilpatrick, Stephen and wife Maddie Quick, Andy Gauer, Caleb Gauer, Jacob and wife Jaryn Quick, Abby and husband Tim Lawrence, and Corrie Gauer.

She had seven great-grandchildren: Ellee, Zaniya, Gideon, Titus and Jack Quick, Aila and Rose Lawrence.

Carol is survived by a sister Phyllis Herrington and husband Howard Herrington and three sister in-laws: Rita Nehring, Charlene Gauer and Betty Gauer.

Carol was born at Scott and White in Temple, Texas on May 3, 1940. She asked Jesus into her heart at a young age and was baptized at Beverly Hills Baptist Church in Waco. She graduated from Waco High School and attended Baylor University.

Carol met her love, Charles Leslie Gauer at a church picnic at Cameron Park. They were introduced by a cousin, Charlene Gauer. She and Charles were married May 21, 1960. Her father said she could not be married until she turned 20. She turned 20 on May 3rd! They were married for 62 years. They built their first home in Waco on South 27th Street. This was the family home for Carey and Clark.

Carol loved Meadowbrook and was a member for over 45 years. She served faithfully there in many roles.

She loved others and showed the gift of hospitality to members of church, Bunco groups, friends on cruises, and anywhere she could use that gift. She attended countless baseball games, piano recitals, football games, soccer games, choir concerts, band concerts, plays, and church programs in support of her children and grandchildren. She loved her friends and spent many vacations playing golf, cruising, and playing cards and dominoes together.

During her career, she was a stay-at-home mom, worked for Rocketdyne, and completed 22 years with Waco ISD.

Charles laid his life down for Carol when Alzheimer’s took her daily life from her. His loving care for Carol was a testimony of his faith and their love to all who knew them.

Honorary pallbearers are Stephen Quick, Andy Gauer, Caleb Gauer, Jacob Quick, Steven Kilpatrick, and Tim Lawrence. The family wants to thank Community Healthcare of Texas - Providence Hospice and the many friends and relatives for their special care.
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Saturday, January 7, 2023

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Pecan Grove Funeral Home

3124 Robinson Drive, Waco, TX 76706

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