Carol Savage (Stone)

Carol Savage (Stone) entered eternal rest at her home in Devine, Texas with family by her side on November 13, 2020. Carol was the youngest child born to Tharon and Mable Savage on November 21, 1952. She is survived by her children Bill Cate, Mandi Wilcox (Jim), Chris Stone (Britta), Sterrin Brown, eight grandchildren, and her brother, Ronnie Savage (Helen). She is preceded in death by her parents, brother Larry, and sister Edith Ann.
She had a love for animals and enjoyed riding horses, barrel racing in her younger years, rehabbing wild animals and helping her dad with his cattle. She always joked “Daddy wouldn’t let me ride a bike because it was too dangerous but I could ride a wild horse and that was completely safe.”
After graduation Carol moved to Sierra Blanca and welcomed her first son, Bill, in 1975. Shortly thereafter she moved to Langtry and welcomed her second child Mandi in 1976. She then moved to Marfa before returning to Devine and welcoming her last child, Chris, in 1983. Even though she lived a short time in Langtry it was her happy place. Likely because that part of West Texas was a lot like her: free, rugged, harsh, yet beautiful, honest and pure.
She spent many years working at Devine Elementary as a substitute teacher and PE aide. She became a second mom to many and made sure all of her PE kids could do the Boot Scootin’ Boogie. Her home was always open to any and everyone but if you arrived and heard a cow bell fast approaching or a pig grunting you knew you better run because you were going to get hit by Wolly the 4-horned goat or Susie the wild hog.
After leaving the school, she worked in several nursing homes caring for and supporting staff and residents alike up until her death. She had an infectious laugh, identifiable voice, life advice whether you wanted it or not, and wasn’t afraid to let you know what she thought. She was a strong, independent single mom and never believed she was less or could do less than a man because she was a woman. She instilled these beliefs in her children and grandchildren. She loved Jesus and was a loyal friend and wonderful Meme who will be greatly missed but has been set free and is no longer suffering.
The family would like to thank all of the support from extended family and friends. A special thank you to Margie, Brett and Jun from Alamo Hospice for their care over the last several weeks and Alta Vista Funeral Chapel for their care and support.