Carol Jean Beard

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March 28, 1958 ~ November 10, 2022

Born in: Winfield, Kansas
Resided in: Normangee, Texas

Carol Jean Gassert Beard, 64, of Normangee, passed away on November 10th, 2022, after battling cancer.

Carol was born on March 28, 1958, to Dean and Loradell Gassert in Winfield Kansas.

In December 1974 Carol met Terry in typing class at CE King high school and as he would say it all started with a smile. They got married (his lucky day) on a sunny day (as Ness would say) on Oct 1, 1976. They spent the next 46 years together and had three amazing children, Jason, Cheryl, and Bradley.

Carol loved to spend time going on buggy rides at the Buck Acorn Ranch with Terry and Cheeky aka Scooby, reading, and spending time with family. She worked in the freight forwarding industry for 46 years, but the best of these times was at WTS, who was her second family.

Carol was predeceased by her father Dean, mother Loradell, sister Bonnie, and grandchild Kylie. She is survived by siblings Lenette and Mike, Husband Terry Beard, children Jason, Sarah (mother of Kylie, Taryn and Addy), Cheryl and significant other Stan, and Bradley and significant other Alicia. Grandchildren Taryn and Addyson, Kaden and Anessa, Aubrey, as well as Alex, Stephany, Caroline, and Fox.

Private Family Services will be held at Cozart Funeral Home in Normangee, TX.

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  1. “ I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4::7

    Even as the sun goes down, To end the light of day, It’s rising on a new horizon, Somewhere far away. Life is not forever. Love is. Life is not ended but changed.

  2. No amount time will ever make the pain of losing you go away…but the memories I will always have to treasure when I am missing you will at least make that pain feel tolerable. Rest in peace my sweet, most loving Aunt…Carol you were just the best. Always and forever…until we meet again! I love you to the moon and back, past the stars and beyond. Watch over us, we will make you proud. ♥️♥️♥️

  3. Aunt Carol you will be truly missed. Sending love, hugs and prayers to Terry, Jason, Cheryl, Brad and all the grandkids. Until we meet again.

  4. We will miss seeing you and your smile in the office, there is no more suffering and pain and now you can rest peacefully!

  5. Our prayers are with you guys during this time. Carol was such an amazing person. I learned so much from her during our time working together. She will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of working with her.

  6. Where do you start!!! How Can I start??? I worked with Carol for over 20 years. Not as many as some of our dearest of friends but it was a long time. I respected Carol in all levels, The way she handled herself with the many diverse personalities in her teams that she managed, with her customers, how she worked with her management team, how she managed life outside of work with her Husband, Children and Grand Children, thru tough times and happy times. She was the perfect example of a True Lady! A true inspiration of character.

    We coached each other thru some very tough times, and we celebrated the good times. Just recently when I was promoted at my job she told “I am so proud of you” and that was worth more to me then she will ever know!!!

    I will truly miss her and her special wit! I will miss her smile! I will miss her concern for how to approach doing the right thing. She would always do the right thing It was the approach that she would work hard at making what she said right. And usually when she said it everyone melted.

    I was so honored the day she called me and said she was wanting to come back to work for a bit as she was very bored at being retired. MY GIRL! I was jumping for joy that day!! I could not stop smiling and we made it happen. ( I was so worried someone else was going to snap her up) She came back in a position that would be outside of her comfort zone but she took the challenge and ROCKED at it. She then moved back into projects where she was in her element and went to work for a customer offsite. As she said she would walk with 5 lbs of mud from her car to the office. That was some exercise!!

    Every customer that she worked with loved her.. I do recall her asking me why do I get all the difficult personalities? I would answer because you make it work. She was my go to girl. I am extremely missing her everyday. I know she is at peace and as she told me “ I am Ready” she was ready!

    So many many memories!! She was extremely proud of her Children and what they have accomplished thru the many adversities. I know they have her grit and she will continue to be proud of all they do.

    I have heard say when you find someone you can laugh with, cry with and pray with you have found a true friend. She was one of my dearest of friends!!

    Love you forever Carol!!! May god continue to wrap his arms around your family during this time and give them the comfort you know they will need.

  7. Carol,
    Was the gentlest woman I’ve ever known. I remember the days we would meet at Bonnie’s, for card night. Great memories with two beautiful souls. Prayers for the family may they find the strength needed to get through these difficult days.
    Till we meet again my sweet friend

    Love, Linny

  8. Carol, I am so happy I got to see you last year and share some laughs about the old times. I know God has taken away your pain and I hope he has a library in Heaven with an endless supply of books. You will be sorely missed, but I know you will live forever in our hearts….Love Anita

  9. I apologize for the late entry..this has really been hard for me. Losing my sweet best friend of 25+ years so soon after losing my husband and then losing my brother in February. When my brother passed I wanted to call Carol so much but could not. She was the dearest sweet best friend I ever had and I miss her so much. I will always cherish the memories we have together ❤️..I love you Carol and miss you everyday..until we meet again. I am praying for Terry, kids and grandkids and all the family and friends.

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