Cara Nell Stafford

  • Born: July 5, 1964
  • Died: April 7, 2012
  • Location: Forney, Texas

Anderson-Clayton Brothers Funeral Home

301 West Nash Street
Terrell, TX 75160

andersonclaytonbrosterrell@stei.com
Tel. (972) 524-6417

Tribute & Message From The Family


Cara Nell Stafford, of Forney, passed away April 7, 2012. Cara was born July 5, 1964 in Hobbs, NM to Leon and Wanda Murldeen Walters and she grew up in the Johnson County, OK area. Cara attended Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, OK where she received her Bachelor's degree in accounting. She married Jason Stafford on April 5, 1988 and she had been employed at the City of Forney as Financial Director for the past 8 years.

Cara enjoyed being outdoors especially when she could fish and camping out in front of her garage with family and friends. She also was an avid motorcycle rider and she and Jason were members of the Dallas H.O.G. group, Chapter 1869. The close bonds she enjoyed with fellow riders became like a second family to her which resulted in many stories that were shared together. One story earned her the nickname, 'Cappy' after she lost Jason's gas cap off his motorcycle. She and Jason, participated in the Motorcops for Kids toy drive each year, an activity that was in keeping with Cara's generous spirit and natural gift of helping others.
Cara was preceded in death by her father, Leon Walters.

Those left to celebrate her memory are her husband, Jason Stafford; children: Haylee Stafford and Brian Stafford; grandchild, Tyler Allen Flanigan, all of Forney; mother, Murldeen Walters of Coleman, OK; brothers: Delvin Walters and wife, Jan, of Coleman, OK and Dallan Walters and wife, Barbara, of Stillwater, OK as well as several nieces, nephews, extended family and a host of friends who loved her and will miss her dearly.

Funeral service will be at 1:00pm, Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at First Baptist Church of Forney, 1003 College St., Forney, TX, with interment to follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Forney under the direction of Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home. The family will receive friends 6-8pm, Tuesday, April 10, at the church. In lieu of flowers,

Cara's family asks that contributions in her memory be made to the Motorcops for Kids Annual Toy Drive at www.motorcopsforkids.org. or to Dallas H.O.G. group at www.dallashog.com or 1334 W. Centerville Rd, Garland, Tx, 75040, ATTN: Kristin Draves.


Condolence & Memory Journal

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I never met Cara, only thru what my friend has told me and reading the Memmory Book. Cara is going to be missed by so many Family and Friends. I asked GOD to put a blessing on all that knew and will truely miss Cara. I am soooo Sorry for the loss of Cara's Life, it happened way to soon and such traggidy! My Prayers are with you all.

Posted by Brenda Singleton - Kingman, AZ - Friend of a Friend   April 17, 2012

I just loved Cara, she was so fun to talk to and I enjoyed visting with her in her office. I could go to her and talk about anything and she would help me through whatever I needed help with. I will miss you for sure. Praying for the sweet family.

Posted by Ashley - Heartland, TX - Former Co-worker   April 15, 2012

I had the good fortune of working for the City of Forney for a few short months in 2008/2009. I met Cara and worked with her on many occasions on matters related to budgets and procurement. I was immediately impressed with Cara's positive attitude and contagious spirit. She radiated happiness, and bragged on her kids a lot. I am saddened to hear of her passing at such a young age, and consider my life enriched for the brief months our lives' paths crossed in Forney. May God bless and comfort Cara's husband, children, family members, and friends.

Posted by John Teel - Rowlett, TX - Former co-worker   April 14, 2012

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Our hearts go out to the family of such a dear woman. She will be greatly missed.

Posted by Kevin LaMoure and Shani Albright - dallas, TX - fellow riders   April 13, 2012

After many years, we had just gotten back in touch and I enjoyed our get togethers in Durant and Dallas with some of our other high school classmates. Her grin and good heart never aged. My heart goes out to her family.

Posted by Susan Hamilton Jones - Tulsa, OK - friend   April 12, 2012

We did not learn the tragic news about Cara until today, the day after her funeral. She was a beautiful person inside and out and everyone she came into contact with knew how much she loved her family. She never tired of talking about her family and showing the latest pictures from her phone. We are very saddened and we will miss her very much. We pray that her family will feel the Love and be comforted by the arms of the Lord through this difficult time and the journey ahead.

Posted by Michael Ann Galloway - Forney, TX - Dental Office   April 12, 2012

There are no words I can say just know I am lifting Cara's family up in my prayers. She was smiling person and I always remember that smile!!!

Posted by Sherry Huckleby Green - Atoka, OK - Friend   April 12, 2012

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Cara, you are missed. Praying for your family. Heaven is lucky to have an Angel like you. Each time Phil and I take a ride, we have an Angel looking down on us.

Posted by Janice Wood - Forney, TX   April 12, 2012

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Kara was a wonderful friend. She had an amazing smile and amazing heart. I loved her very much and will miss her dearly!

Posted by Rebecca McDaniel - Durant, OK - Friend   April 12, 2012

To The Stafford Family:

We wish to send our condolences to you and to all who were a significant part of Cara's life. You are lifted up several times daily and will continue to be lifted up as you go through this grieving journey. Just know that there are a lot of people praying you through this heartbreaking time.

It's been many years since I have seen Cara. Brian and Collin played Pee Wee football together and her and Jason were one of the couples Danny and I sat by routinely. Taylor and Haylee also played basketball in little dribblers so we we're the "psychotic parent bench" with both teams....ONLY KIDDING. I remember her always having a smile on her face and could truly tell how much she loved life!!!!

Haylee/Brian: If you ever need ANYTHING, even a shoulder to cry on, please contact us. 469-632-4382.

Sincerely,
Stacey, Taylor, Collin and Karsyn

Posted by Stacey Hunter - Forney, TX - friend   April 11, 2012

I worked with Cara for many years providing communication services to the City.

She will be greatly missed.

My prayers are with all.

Posted by Denny Mackey - Crandall, TX - Business   April 11, 2012

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U r an inspiration to all. Will miss your sweet smile and personality.

Posted by Lashon Daniel - Garland, TX - Friend   April 11, 2012

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May Your Guardian Angel Ride With You On Your New Journey

Posted by Loco LouLou Southern Cruisers Houston Chapter 49 - Houston, TX - Fellow Lady-Rider   April 11, 2012

I will always remember Cara. She pushed me outside my comfort zone. I moved on to so many great opportunities that would never have happened without her pushing me so hard. Jason, Haylee and Brian may God comfort you during this time and give you strength. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Suzanne Klein - Ferris, TX - former employee   April 11, 2012

Jason & kids, I am so sorry for your loss. May God and your happy memories bring your comfort. Cara was a wonderful, happy person and we shared some fond memories that I will never forget
Until we see each other again, ride high!

Posted by Cyndi England - Tishominog, OK - Friend   April 11, 2012

To Jason and Cara's family: I offer you my sincere condolences. I pray for God to comfort and guide you in this difficult time. Cara was a great person to work for and had such a caring personality. She will certainly be missed.

Posted by Jeremy - Durant, OK - Former co-worker   April 11, 2012

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Jason, Haylee, Brian & Tyler,
I can't help but remember the first time I met Cara. It was when Haylee and Nathan were in 5th grade. Haylee was the cutest "tomboy" that I had ever seen. Her and Brian instantly became friends with Nathan and Shelby. Cara always had a smile and a kind word. She was a hard worker.
She loved her family more than anything. Jason you were her true soulmate. Kids, you were her life. She was more proud of being a Mom, Grandma and Wife than anything! I will never forget the sparkle in her eye when she would talk about you all.
My heartfelt love and condolences.
Paige, Shelby & Nathan

Posted by Paige Budro Hughes - Forney, TX - Friend   April 11, 2012

Stafford Family,
I am SO sorry for your loss...Cara was such a sweet, loving, caring lady and the one thing I will always remember about her ~ she LOVED her grandson Tyler!! I loved seeing the smile of both their faces when she came to pick Tyler up! Tyler LOVED his Grandma!!!!
We are thinking of you during this difficult time ~ Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow ~ Know that Cara is looking down at y'all each and everyday!!!!
May your heart and soul find peace and comfort ~~ Love The Nichols ~~

Posted by Anne Nichols and Family - Forney, TX - Friend   April 11, 2012

To Cara's family - I am sincerely sorry for you loss, but will always remember that beautiful smile. I pray that you may take comfort knowing that Cara was loved and respected and will be missed by so many. She touched the hearts of everyone she met.

Earnie Dean

Posted by Earnie Dean - Greenville, SC - Friend   April 11, 2012

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R.I.P. Cara,
Always,
Del

Posted by Deloris A. Pedroza - Longmont, CO - former co-worker   April 11, 2012

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Jason, Hayley, Brian and Tyler,

You have my most sincerest condolences at this time of your sorrowful loss. Words cannot express the shock in my heart after hearing of this sad news. In the short time I knew Cara, she made it known that "Family" was the most important thing in her life. Most of our conversations turned into family discussions of how much she loved her little family and how she would do anything to protect each of you from harm's way.I know there are no words of comfort right now, but please know that you have your own personal Guardian Angel looking after each and everyone one of you. Again, My deepest sympathy to you and all your Family.. God Bless.... (Del)

Posted by Deloris A. Pedroza - Longmont, CO - former co-worker   April 11, 2012

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Cara had a great smile and was a joy to be around. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Posted by Chasidy - Coleman, OK - former co-worker   April 11, 2012

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Praying for all of your family - I haven't seen or talked to Cara in years, but I can see from the pictures and comments that she still had the same effect on people that she did many years ago when we were college roommates - always smiling, always upbeat, always fun to be around. I know she will be greatly missed, but I'm sure that even heaven is much brighter with her presence.

Posted by Suzanne Anteau - Burleson, TX - friend/college roommate   April 11, 2012

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Words cannot begin to express how sad we are over the loss of Cara. Every time we saw her, she was smiling with arms wide open for a hug! We will take comfort in knowing she is now a guardian angel watching over her loved ones as well as her Harley family! Rest in Peace Dear Cara, you are so missed!!!

Posted by Keli & Robert Phillips - Heath, TX - Friends   April 11, 2012

Cara -- You will be sorely missed by all of us who know you. Jason -- I know you are heartbroken and I am so sorry for your loss. Haley and Brian -- Your mom loved you both sooo much. She wanted the best for each of you. May you find peace knowing that the Lord welcomed her with open arms. She will always be with you through your love and memories and I know she will be watching over you.

Posted by Dorothy Brooks - Forney, TX - Co-Worker   April 10, 2012

I'm speechless; Still in shock. She was an incredible person who made a great impression on alot of people. She will be missed...that goes without saying

Posted by Carla Vietta - Forney, TX - ex-employee   April 10, 2012

To the Stafford and Walters families: I wish to send my condolences to you at this very heartbreaking time in your lives. I had only met Cara a couple of times and unfortunately did not know her family well, but I know how hard it is to lose someone you love and try to put your lives back together again. No parent expects to lose their children before they themselves leave this earth. May the Lord sustain you in this time and you carry the memories of the happy times with you forever. Love, Virlene

Posted by Virlene Praytor - Medford , OR - 2nd cousin (Murldeen's first cou   April 10, 2012

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To Cara's family so sorry for your great loss she is loved by many...

Posted by Cindy Faulkner - Kaufman, TX   April 10, 2012

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I was not given the obvious privilege of getting to know Cara but, as I said, obviously she was a wonderful lady who improved everyone who did get the honor. As a fellow rider I and the staff of Thunder Roads Magazine Texas wish to convey our deepest sympathies to her husband , children and grandchild, extended family and all her brothers and sisters in the Dallas H.O.G. Chapter as well as her friends.
Sincerely,
Laura Mae Benson
Correspondent
Thunder Roads Magazine Texas

Posted by Laura Mae BENSON - Rosharon, TX - fellow rider   April 10, 2012

Cara was one of those kind, gentle, caring people that you really don't meet much these days. She had a great sense of humor in so much as she laughed at ALL my jokes - even the really bad ones!
I'll miss that great smile! I'll miss that great laugh! and I'll miss hanging out with Cara!
I'm honored to have known Cara, and look forward to hanging out again!
Love,
B

Posted by Brian Brooks - Forney, TX - friend and coworker   April 10, 2012

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Cara was a sweet friend and was also part of our Dallas Harley-Davidson family. She will be missed. My love and prayers are with the Stafford family.

Posted by Cherie Anstey - Garland, TX - Friend & Harley Family   April 10, 2012

No words can express the shock and sorrow of losing a loved one way to soon. May her beautiful smile carry you through this very difficult time and please know that your family is in our prayers. You have an amazing Harley family that will love you through this.
Love-Dave and Rhonda Kidd

Posted by Rhonda Kidd - Plano, TX - Friend and Harley rider   April 10, 2012

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My heart aches for everyone who knew and loved Cara. She was a very special friend and I loved her so much. Praying for strength for the family she loved so much.

Posted by Linda Golden Hutchens - Mead, OK - Friend from high school   April 10, 2012

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My thoughts and prayers to family & friends. My he bring peace to your hearts. She will be greatly missed.

Posted by Anita Maldonado - Terrell, TX - Ex co-worker   April 10, 2012

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Jason & family,
Please accept our sincere sympathy on the tragic death of Cara. We are very sorry that she is no longer with you. She will be missed dearly by all that knew her. I came to know Cara while working at Sundowners, she always had a sweet smile and was full of life.

With all our sympathy,

Posted by Annetta & Rick Kelley - Tishomingo, OK - Sundowners Friends   April 10, 2012

I'm sorry for your loss. Cara was a great person and will be missed. Love you.

Posted by amy blackwell - durant, OK - family   April 10, 2012

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My prayers are with the Stafford and Walters Family. So sorry to hear about Cara's passing.

Posted by Cordie (Reeder) Spradling - Gore, OK - High School Friend   April 10, 2012

Jason, Haylee, Brian and family: there are no words that can express my sorrow of your loss, but I pray that your memories of loving Cara will bring you peace and comfort going forward.

Posted by Renna Carrico - Plano, TX - Friend   April 10, 2012

I won't forget the times that Cara wanted me to come over and help read the water meters to get ahead of schedule,Ive always enjoyed doing that for her she was such a nice person to talk too for the past 10 years I knew her she will be miss so much.

Posted by Michael Davis - Forney, TX - Friend and Former Co-Worker   April 10, 2012

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We're so sorry to hear of Cara's passing :(
I've never, nor will I ever forget about all those summers the relatives came to visit our grandparents.. We'd spend the day's swinging on the ole tire swing, swimming in the creek and just doing nothing as kids.. Don't tell Murldeen, but I'd bet I was the 1st person to give ya a motorcycle ride.. You'll be missed by everyone who ever knew ya !!

Posted by Carl & Doris Boyd - Madras, OR - Cousin   April 10, 2012

I really miss you. I know you will be watching over Jason, Haylee, Brian and Tyler from above. If possible, every now and then give them a little nudge to let them know to look within theirselves to find the knowledge you have instilled in them that they will need to go on each day. I want to thank you for the small amount of time that I was able to share with you. You will always have a place in my heart and if there is anything I can do to help your family, I will be more than happy to be there for each of them. Glenda McCloud

Posted by Glenda McCloud - Rio Vista, TX - friend    April 09, 2012

Dearest Cara, you will always be missed___your radiant smile, warm hugs, infectious laughter, and loving personality. We feel so blessed to know you, but for too short of time. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jason, Brian, Hayley, Tyler, and rest of family. Love

Posted by Richard and Pat Fo0rbess - Forney, TX - Friends   April 09, 2012

Jason, sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Anita Swaffar - Royse City, TX - former co-worker of Jason's @ BB   April 09, 2012

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Cara will truly be missed. She was one of sweetest and nicest person I have known. She and I bonded instantly when we first met because she was so friendly to me. That is kind of person that she was. May a light always burn bright in her memory.

Posted by Carolyn Jones - friend   April 09, 2012

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My heart and prayers goes out to the family, I miss her already.

Posted by Sandra Bray - Forney, TX - friend and co worker   April 09, 2012

Cara’s smile and warming personality will be missed by all. How lucky I was to have known her and to have worked with such a great woman. I know this time is difficult for you and your family. My God wrap his arms around you and help you through this time. I pray you have the peace, comfort and strength you need not only now but as time goes on as well.

Posted by Melisse Prentice - Durant, OK - Friend / Sundowner Co-worker   April 09, 2012

TO THE STAFFORD AND WALTERS FAMILY
MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
LOVE DONNA

Posted by Donna Boyd - Winter Haven , FL - Aunt   April 09, 2012

Cara, I just wanted to say that even if it was for a short time I'm glad I had the chance to know you. If it was for you when I got hurt at work I would not have been able to get light duty and paid my bills, but you made it possible for me to work @ city hall. I can remember you coming in every morning not with a cup of coffee but your glass of ice tea. God has recieved a special angel.Thanks for everything Cara...

Posted by Joshua Rickman - forney, TX - friend/coworker   April 09, 2012

I'm so sorry, I already miss her.

Posted by Bryan Hipp - Forney, TX - Friend   April 09, 2012

So sorry for youre loss

Posted by Richard Brice - Dallas, TX - Uncle   April 09, 2012

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My heart is so heavy for you all. I know without a doubt Cara is with the Lord and that smiling face is lighting up Heaven. Her sweet spirit will surely be missed but your memories will forever be yours. My love to you all.

Posted by Donna L. Dean Douglas - Tulsa, OK - friend   April 09, 2012

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JASON OUR PRAYERS AND CONDOLENCE TO YOU AND ALL THE FAMILY. CARA WILL ALWAYS BE IN OUR HEARTS YOU LOST AN ANGEL,BUT YOU WILL SEE HER AGAIN SOMEDAY MAY GOD WRAP HIS ARMS AROUND YOU AND COMFORT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN THIS TIME OF SORROW. SHE WILL SURELY BE MISSED BY ALL. LOTS OF MEMORIES AT SUNDOWNERS. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND FAMILY.ALWAYS YOUR FRIENDS PHILLIP AND RUTH PERKINS.

Posted by Phillip and Ruth Perkins - Tishomingo, OK - Friends   April 09, 2012

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Jason, Hayley, Brian and Tyler,
I am so sorry for your loss. Cara made such a positive impact
In the city offices. Every time I visited city hall Cara always had a smile on her face, was humorous, and was always concerned with how I and the kids were doing. I have always enjoyed our time together. She was a genuine person. She loved her family so much and was always a concerned mama. She loved bring a Mimi too!

The last time I saw her was the night of the tornado when all of the directors were at the PD. She was working so hard to help get resources to the people. I will miss her. Brian will miss her very much. If there is anything we can do for you, Jason and kids, please let us know.

Posted by Jennifer Brooks - Forney, TX - Friend   April 09, 2012

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Jason I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I could have got to know Cara better. I know she was probably a great person to have put up with you all these years. My thoughts and prays are with you and the kids. May God Bless You and carry You Through This Time.

Posted by REGINA A NINO - GRAND PRAIRIE, TX   April 09, 2012

She was a friend for only a short time but I* thank God for the memo . She was a lovelable lady memoriesthat I will cherish for the rest of my life

Posted by Doug Gaddis - Rowlett,T^exas, TX - Friend Hog lover   April 09, 2012

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We first met Cara when our children played little dribblers together. I was saddened to hear of her passing. Whenever we would run into to each other she always had a bright smile on her face with a cheerful greeting. Such a sweet, beautiful person. You will be missed.

Posted by Patrick and Michelle Lewis - Forney, TX - Friend   April 09, 2012

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for the summer baseball games we shared together. love yall.

Posted by ken, sharla and colt schultz - bromide, OK - friends   April 09, 2012

Cara has a smile i can still see. she lit up a room when it appeared. this unexpected loss is very hard to imagine. we will miss her and we will be here for anyone if you need us. we love yall and we are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by ken, sharla and coltan schultz - bromide , OK - friends   April 09, 2012

Good woman, good person, good friend. My heart goes out to the family that was so important to you. Love you.

Posted by Sandra Allen - Denison, TX - Friend   April 09, 2012

I am so sorry to hear of Cara's passing. Cara and I worked together many years ago at American National Bank in Durant. I always considered her a dear friend. We have kept in touch through Facebook and I always enjoyed reading about her motorcycle adventures. It was obvious how much she loved her family and I know each one of you will miss her dearly. May God comfort you all during this time. Rest in Peace Cara.

Posted by Lisa Clay Long - Durant, OK - Friend   April 09, 2012

Jason--Our Thoughts & Prayers are with you..I know words can't even mean a thing right now...but, we are so sorry for your loss of Cara....can't even imagine what you are having to go through..take care of yourself.

R I P Sweet Cara...HUGS to you~ we will miss your smiling face..and sense of humor. So glad that we had the time that we did, always enjoyed the times we got to share a table with you guys on a lunch or dinner ride.

Posted by Donna Martin - Quinlan, TX - Fellow Dallas HOG Members   April 09, 2012

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Cara was an awesome boss in my short time at the City, she continued to contribute as a friend. I will miss her fantastic personality & great positive influence. My heart goes out to her husband & kids, as well as to those closest to her. Gone too soon, be with the angels, Cara!

Posted by Cami DeVille - Dallas, TX - Friend   April 09, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of Cara's family and friends. She was such a warm hearted lovely person and friend. She was a very dedicated employee for Sundowner Trailers for many years. She will be missed dearly.

Posted by John and Danika Shipman - Pottsboro, TX - Friend   April 09, 2012

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Jason
I am so sorry for your loss. While we feel the pain here know that she is in His wonderful hands and feels no pain. She is His now and as we let her go know that she was a most wonderful, loving person. We feel the void but God enjoys a new angel.

Posted by Dave Butler - McLendon-Chisholm, TX - friend   April 09, 2012

Our prayers are with you and your family.
May God be with you in this time of need and may he heal your hearts and give you peace.
Our God gives us comfort for he is present with us at any time of the day.

Posted by Susanna Hernandez - Duncanville, TX - Co-Worker and friend   April 09, 2012

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Jason, I pray that you and yours find peace. Cara was loved in her lifetime by many, and she loved much. She made so many of us smile and laugh. She will be dearly missed.

Posted by Kerry and Alisha Turner - Garland, TX - Friend   April 09, 2012

A welcoming smile, a warm hug and an infectious laugh. These are my memories of Cara. May she rest in peace and her family find peace in a life well lived.

Posted by Terri Hayles Renshaw - Onsted, MI - Fellow Dallas HOG Chapter member   April 09, 2012

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Jason, my heart and prayers go out to you, the kids and the family. I know she will be missed.

Posted by Brian Stafford - Irving, TX - Family   April 09, 2012

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Words escape me, You will be missed

Posted by Amanda Carter - Garland , TX - Friend   April 09, 2012

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There are people in this world that just shine, Cara was one of those. Whenever you were around her, she would have a hug and a smile for you. She always made you think she was happy to see you. She will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jason, Brian, Haylee, Tyler, and all of her family and friends.

Posted by Terry & TJ Julian - Wills Point, TX, TX - friends   April 09, 2012

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Jason,

My deepest sympathies to all of you. Cara was an amazing person and I treasure the time we spent working together -- she was a co-worker and a friend and she will always have a special place in my heart. I met both of you within days of moving to Forney and I'll never forget your warmth and your welcome.

Noah

Posted by Noah Simon - Rome, GA - Friend   April 09, 2012

I met Cara when she first moved to Forney. She came to look to purchase my house I was selling and we ended up talking forever!!! We said we would always remember each others names, with them being so much alike. I saw her from time to time in Forney and she always had that same dazzling smile. We also kept up with each other as FaceBook friends. I am so sorry for this tragic loss as Forney has lost an amazing lady.
Jason & kids- I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.

Posted by Dara Rivera - Forney, TX - Friend   April 09, 2012

I am truly blessed that I have had the opportunity to get to know such a great person. Every time Cara was around she had a huge smile that brought up the level of my day. There are no words I can write to describe my feeling toward the loss of Cara and I will always remember her. We love you Cara.

Posted by Sean Steimel - TX - Friend   April 09, 2012

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Jason,Hailey,Brian
so sorry to the lose of a wonderful wife,mother and friend. Cara was always so pleasant to be around and had a smile no matter where i seen her, her smiling face and happy laughter will never be forgotten, Cara you were one in a million i loved having you as my friend. Family stay strong God will see you thru till this..
love yall
Melissa and Arturo

Posted by Melissa Golden - Coleman, OK - good friends   April 09, 2012

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I have been in total disbelief since hearing the news yesterday, that my dear friend, former co-worker & Harley sister had passed away doing something that she enjoyed so much. Cara & Jason were very pationate about riding and enjoyed the fellowship of riding with the Dallas H.O.G. Chapter. They were also two people very much in love and I always admired that. Cara, you were taken from us much too soon, but the memories of your beautiful smile & bubbly personality will be cherished forever! Jason, you and your family will be in my prayers everyday.

Posted by Elaine Alsup - Rowlett, TX - Friend +++   April 09, 2012

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I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Cara was a friendly, and loving person she will be greatly missed. Go with God,Cara!

Posted by Jacqueline Gordon - Caddo, OK - friend   April 09, 2012

Care was such a pleasant lady and a joy to know. We both enjoyed sharing comments and post with her on facebook. She will be greatly missed. Our prayers for comfort are with you the family through this difficult time.

Posted by Junior and Janet Scribner - Mead, OK - Friend   April 09, 2012

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Jason, Haylee, Brian & Tyler,

I am so very sorry for your loss, I am simply heartbroken for you. I knew Cara from her Sundowner days, she was always pure light, eager to put a smile on your face, and help you in whatever way she possibly could. She talked constantly about her family and her love for all of you, she would light up at the chance to tell stories about all of you, and I always felt like I knew you. In recent years, we would exchange emails, and the joy that Tyler brought into her life was unmistakable.

It is impossible to understan why someone like Cara is taken away at such a young age, I can't imagine the shock you all must be feeling. I hope as time passes you will find comfort in the many happy memories you share of her and that they will bring you some comfort.

Sincerely,
Julie Giles, Airdrie, AB Canada

Posted by Julie Giles - Airdrie, Canada, AL - Friend   April 09, 2012

Prayers go out to Cara's family and friends.

Posted by Janis & Grumpy Thompson - Garland, TX - Harley Rider   April 09, 2012

Cara was a wonderful person. She was a sunny person and a delight to talk with. I will miss her deeply.

Posted by Billie Kasper - Forney, TX - friend   April 09, 2012

Cara was a very sweet soul and may her spirit live on and watch over us in everything we do in our lives. We will be friends always!
Pinky Underwood

Posted by Pinky Underwood - Garland, TX - Friend   April 09, 2012

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Although I did not know Cara personally it is very apparent she was very much loved by so many. My heart goes out to the surviving family and close friends. She will be missed by so many. I will hold you all in my prayers.

Posted by Chuck Underwood - GARLAND, TX   April 09, 2012

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Sweet Cara, you will truly be missed. I remember your fun for life and the many laughs we shared at Keno. Ride in the clouds and look down on us for safety and we will look up to you with love. Denise

Posted by Denise Hefner - Garland, TX - DHOG Friend   April 09, 2012

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Cappy, you and One Leaf are the most kind, free spirit people we know, We had some fun times on the Harley's. My personal favorite ride was the Galveston ride when us three lady bikers went on all by ourselves, Man were we HOT BIKER CHIC'S or what! The Broken Bow, OK ride was an adventure that we enjoyed and will never forget. We will miss you Cappy, but I know you will be with us on all the rides to come. May the Angels lead you in paradise.

Posted by Slow - Garland, TX - DHOG friend   April 09, 2012

Cara,you are such a wonderful,careing,and understanding person.It was my pleasure to get you to laugh at my antics and sillyness. I have only known you for a short period but feels like a lifetime.You will be truly missed and will always be in my heart and in my prayers.

Posted by Marquis Ivey - mesquite, TX - co-worker   April 09, 2012

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I know you are in Heaven riding HOGS with the best of them. I am going to miss you, love you..

Posted by Loralea Gordon - Brookston, TX - Friend   April 09, 2012

Cara you will be sincerely missed. Your bright smile, wonderful personality,kind and generous nature made you a great person everyone would be proud to call a friend. We will remember you in our hearts and prayers.

Posted by Joey & Tina Hicks - Sachse, TX - Friend   April 09, 2012

Sweet Cara...DHOG friend and LOH sister. What a wonderful fun spirit you carried with you, always smiling and always positive. We are glad and thankful for the time we were blessed with your friendship. The love you showed towards your family and friends was inspirational. Know that we are here for Jason and your family. Know that you will never be forgotten and you always will remain close in our hearts. Rest peacefully our friend. Steve & Wendy

Posted by Wendy and Steve Yeater - Mesquite, TX - Friend   April 09, 2012

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Cara you will be deeply missed. You and Jason were so friendly to Jarrod and I. You will always be remembered and loved. We know you will always be riding along side all of us.

Posted by Sherrie White - Heartland, TX - Friend   April 09, 2012

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I remember Cara from High School. I haven't seen her in years, She was always such a sweet, and lively person. She will be greatly missed. Thoughts and prayers go out to her family.

Posted by Nita - Coleman, OK   April 09, 2012

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Dear Sweet Cara. You had such a beautiful smile and a wonderful personality. You were always so happy especially when you were talking about your kids and grandson. You will be missed by so many people. You are a sweet angel now watching over each of us. God Bless You Cara. Thank you for all the wonderful memories. You will always be a part of us.

Posted by Christy May - Friend / Dallas Harley Group   April 09, 2012

A wonderful and beautiful woman who will be truly missed but never forgot

Posted by Rae Dawn Gaither - Iowa, LA - Friend   April 09, 2012

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So many memories from growing up, but one was when we would travel to OK to see them the girls always stayed up giggling and talking. Well, she would get us started laughing and by the time our mom's got in there to finally give us the belt she was already quiet and the rest of us got the belt. Loved her so much!! Jason you and the kiddos please let us know down here if we can do anything. Love and Hugs!!

Posted by Eddie and Shauna Penland - Lubbock, TX - cousin   April 09, 2012

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Even though, I had only known Cara and Jason, for a year and a half, they were always fun to be with. Cara was a great wife, mother and friend. Every time I showed up at the Dallas Harley dealership, when Cara was there, she always would go out of her way, to hug me. She always had a smile on her face. She loved to ride with Jason and she loved her extended Harley family. She will always be a part of my life and she will truly be missed. I know in my heart, she's looking down on us. May the Lord, wrap his arms around her family and friends, during this time of need. We love you, Cara

Posted by Roy May - Heartland, TX - Friend   April 09, 2012

If though I only met Jason and Cara a few weeks ago they have became very dear friends. Cara with her charm, wisdom and smiles that would put a smile on anyone face. Cara you are and will be missed.

Posted by Gary Wilkins - Rowlett, TX - Friend/DHOG member   April 08, 2012

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Cara will be forever missed in our Chapter for being a friendly and beautiful inside and out, with the spirit of love in her heart that has touched so many. I always loved seeing her come with her big smile and determined personality. I feel so blessed to have known Cara for too short of a time.
Thoughts and Prayers!

Posted by Gene and Gloria Barnes - Rowlett, TX - Harley Friend   April 08, 2012

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I will really miss her smiles and hugs she was such a sweet person that I will never forget God please take care of her.

Posted by Bob Hooten    April 08, 2012

Dearest Cara, you will always be missed. Your beautiful face, happy smile and vibrant love of life was contagious. And your love for your family was inspirational. We will be there for Jason, Hayley, Brian, and Tyler. We know that you are riding along with us. Watch over us, Cara. You are not forgotten. With love always, Mike and Evelyn Carter

Posted by Evelyn Carter - Dallas, TX - DHOG Chapter Family Member   April 08, 2012

We will miss Cara's smile and her loving and friendly way she made you feel special. Always positive, she inspired you to be better! She will be in our hearts always. Love to you Jason and your kids. May God comfort you. We love you - Mark and Kim

Posted by Mark and Kim Holloway - Mesquite, TX - Friends   April 08, 2012

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A great lady with a warm and generous heart and a wonderful and cheerful smile. As Cindy said , she was a part of my extended family and will be greatly missed.

Posted by Robert Akins - Terrell, TX - Friend   April 08, 2012

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My Prayers are with the family and friends. May God keep his arms around each of you in this very hard time in your life.. God Bless all of you.

Posted by Sheila Willliamson Wilson - Coleman, OK - Friend   April 08, 2012

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Cara was such a sweet lady, loved by all in our chapter. She will be missed.

Posted by Lynn Lowrie - Garland, TX - Harley Family   April 08, 2012

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Cara was a part of my extended family in Dallas HOG, her sincere kindness, and positive outlook made it easy to call her a friend. Cara's smile will remain in my heart. I feel lucky to have met her and shared some wonderful times that I will never forget. Godspeed my friend.

Posted by Cindy Marshall - Lavon, TX - Friend   April 08, 2012

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Cara was a sparkling light in our chapter, she was spunky, funny and feriously loyal and devoted to her family and her friends. She will be missed by all that knew her.

Posted by Paula Lowrie - Garland, TX - Harley Family   April 08, 2012

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I haven't seen or spoken to Cara recently, but one of the most vivid things I remember about her was that she never put people down. No matter who you were as long as you treated her right she would treat you right. She was always smiling and had a positive attitude. She will be missed.

Posted by Vivian Turner (Cindy Parnell) - Durant, OK - Friend from High School   April 08, 2012

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Cara was a great friend and terrific basketball player in high school. My thoughts and prayers go out to all her family and friends.

Posted by Rhonda Hodgson - Green Cove Springs, FL - High school friend   April 08, 2012


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Life Stories

Cara and I both worked in the offices at Sundowner Trailers. For about a year, Cara was my supervisor in Accounting. She knew almost from day one that I was a fan of the actor, Wilford Brimley. Wilford was also someone sponsored by Sundowner, and one day he called into the company with a question. Due to the nature of the question, he was directed to Cara's phone. As she was talking to him, she was waving her arms, throwing pens and pencils at the window between our offices, and motioning for me to come into her office. Once I entered her office, she put the call on speakerphone just so I could hear Wilford Brimley in person. I told that story not long ago and think of it every time I see Wilford on TV. I even got to meet him a few years ago and immediately thought of that time in Cara's office. That's just the type of person she was. She was so happy she was able to do that for me. She might have even been happier about it than I was! RIP Cara.

Cara was just a little girl when her cousin Irvin and I married. Probably some where around 8 years old. I gave her a closet full of formals made for me by my mother for my school choirs. She was the only one that I could think of that wouldn't have to remake them to fit. Love and prayers go out to your family.

Cara and I worked together at Sundowner Trailers for years. She was a person full of love, laughs & advice. Reading her nickname in her obituary "cappy" reminded me of a story I wanted to share.

One day on the way back to work from lunch I came up behind Cara driving on the highway. I noticed a long, black, foreign, rope like, object on the side of her vehicle spinning like a helicopter blade. I couldn't figure out what it could possibly be because she was really hook'n it to the office to be on time which made it difficult to identify. It wasn't until we pulled into the parking lot slowly that I realized what she had attached to her car..... it was in fact a hose from a gas pump and the gas nozzle was still in the tank. When Cara realized what had happened she was at first in disbelief....but then we literally laughed so hard we cried and fell to our knees.

I never mentioned it to her but to this day, (12 years later) every single time I put fuel in my car I think of that day and I sometimes laugh but I always smile with I think of that girl! :)

Thanks for the great laugh and memories Cara.
Heaven received another beautiful angel.

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