Carol Jeanine Lindemann DuBose, 89, went to meet her Lord on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 in her home in Gonzales, Texas. Carol was born April 17, 1931 in Gonzales to Milton Daniel Lindemann and Gertrude Clara Marie Siepmann. Carol married Frank Barnett Houston DuBose on Aug. 8, 1947 at Monthalia United Methodist Church.
They welcomed their beloved son, Todd Houston DuBose, in 1957. She was also blessed with two granddaughters, Kelly and Lacy, who she loved dearly. Carol had two siblings, Buster Lindemann and Kathleen Erwin. Most summers she spent with her brother Buster and her cousin, Buddy, playing in the hay barn near home. Her and her sister, Kathleen, shared a room together and had many memorable walks to the Cost store.
Carol was a devoted member of the First Baptist Church of Gonzales since 1950 and served in many capacities throughout the years as Sunday School teacher, Children’s Choir director, and as secretary of Missions and Ministries Committee, as soloist and member of the Sanctuary Choir. A gifted singer, Carol loved to glorify the Lord with her voice.
Her interest in choirs extended to Glory Bound singers and Singing Women of Central Texas, a group of women who belong to churches in the Baptist General Convention of Texas who perform throughout the area. She enjoyed ministering to the nursing home residents by singing hymns and playing the piano. It meant a lot to her to share Jesus whenever possible including reading Bible stories to children at the Gonzales Public Library and reading the Bible to ladies at Wednesday night supper at the First Baptist Church of Gonzales.
She attended Texas Lutheran University for Botany and Zoology in 1960 and Southwest Texas University for Biology and Vocal Training in 1961-1962.
Carol was proud of the fact that she was one of thirteen family members that were in the medical field including her mother, who was a registered nurse. She worked for nearly 40 years at Texas A&M University Poultry Disease Diagnostic lab as a technician and optical tech. She enjoyed her scientific work with Dr. Sam E. Glass.
She was generous with her time and talents. She served the Pilot Club of Gonzales as president and secretary, was a member of Supper Club, organizer of Project Graduation, participated in the Music Study Club of Gonzales as president and secretary, served the Gonzales Memorial Hospital Auxiliary as secretary and was the president of Gonzales County Mental Health Advisory Board for many years. She earned the David B. Walshak Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008 for her volunteer work in the community.
She achieved a major accomplishment while serving on the Mental Health Advisory Board. She presented to local governments and worked with a grant consultant from 1993-1995 to secure $1.5 million to build the independent living community consisting of 22 housing units in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Carol was said to be inspired by her father’s commitment to civic improvements when he helped organize the Rural Electrification Administration in Gonzales County in the mid-30s.
Carol was a renowned cook and loved welcoming people into her home and blessed them with meals. She taught baking schools as a Pilot Club fundraiser. She published a cookbook entitled “Guten Appetit” with her sister, Kathleen Erwin, that consisted of recipes gathered from family and friends in the community. She was a lifelong learner who avidly enjoyed reading. She regularly played Scrabble with friends, especially Ann Laster and enjoyed expanding her vocabulary. Carol was able to travel to Europe including France, England, and Switzerland, and Austria, and Germany.
She dearly loved her family and delighted in their company often remembering details of the daily lives. When she heard the news that she and Houston would be able to adopt Todd, she drove up to her parent’s house, hanging outside the window shouting, “We’re gonna get a baby!”
As Todd grew up, he remained the light of her and Houston’s life. Her granddaughters Kelly and Lacy were a great pleasure to her, she enjoyed taking them on trips around the country + during school breaks. Whenever waving goodbye, she would always do sign language for “I love you.” She also adored her only great-grandson, Braxton Dean.
She is survived by her son: Todd Houston DuBose; her granddaughters: Kelly DuBose Barnett and husband, Justin Barnett, and Lacy Jae DuBose; her sister: Kathleen Erwin and husband, Carroll Erwin; her great-grandson: Braxton Dean Barnett, as well as numerous extended family members. She was preceded in death by her husband: Houston DuBose; her parents: Milton Lindemann and Gertrude Lindemann; and brother: Buster Lindemann and wife, Gladys Lindemann.
A graveside service will be held 10 a.m., March 26, 2021, at the Gonzales Woodmen of the World Cemetery. Visitation will follow at 10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Gonzales with a Celebration of Life service immediately after at 11 a.m. with Lynn Wilson and Steve Faulkner officiating.
Pallbearers: Mark Lindemann, Thomas Lindemann, Kenneth Poe, Commie Hisey, Grant Erwin, Scott Erwin and Cole Broadman and honorary pallbearer Carroll Erwin. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Gonzales, 422 St. Paul Street or Monthalia United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 213, Cost, TX 78614. Friends and family may leave their condolences by visiting www.seydlerhillfuneralhome.com.
Seydler-Hill Funeral Home will continue to require all attendants to take protective measures regarding social distancing, usage of hand sanitizers and wearing personal protective masks for the graveside, and Life Celebration Service. Those remotely symptomatic of COVID-19 are politely asked not to attend. Services are under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home.