Carolyn Earl Humphreys-Musselman Albany, TX Carolyn Earl Humphreys-Musselman passed away peacefully on her ranch in Albany, TX on April 15, 2017. She was born in Morrilton, Arkansas on April 19, 1928 to Cora Lee and Robert David Earl. She was a graduate of Chevy Chase Woman's College, MD and University of North Carolina where she received a BA in Sociology and was a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority. After graduation, she made her debut in Little Rock, AR where she met and married her husband Patrick O'keefe Huphreys of Ft. Worth, TX. In 1949 she gave birth to twin daughters, Laureen and Kathleen. After Patrick's graduation from Harvard Law School, they moved back to Dallas where their family was raised. She was a devout Christian being very involved with the Highland Park Methodist Church. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, a volunteer at Parkland Hospital, member of the Dallas Woman's Club, the Helen Poe Book Club, the Village Garden Club, and a Girl Scout leader for many years. She was an accomplished horsewoman with her five-gated show horse and her daughter's champion Tennessee Walker. She taught English horseback riding throughout the USA to campers during summers, and was an accomplished western rider as well. She traveled throughout her life and "saw most of the world". She was very involved with her daughters' debut seasons in Europe and Dallas between 1969-1971. Following the death of her husband in 1972, she received a Master's degree from Texas Woman's University in Family Counseling and Child Psychology. She met and subsequently married John E. Musselman of Albany, TX in 1978 where she shared her "dream life" with him on their cattle ranch, "Joyln". She was an active participant and volunteer in the many Albany functions, a docent at the Old City Jail Museum, and a member of the United Methodist Church, where she loved singing in the choir. Her favorite time of year was during "The Fandangle", a musical review of the old west in Albany, where she sang and participated with her husband and family. She loved breeding foundation stock of registered American Quarter Horses on the Jolyn Ranch until her death. She is survived by daughters Kathleen Humphreys Dean, her daughter Hillary Diane Dean and husband Scott Siekierski, and great grandson Cooper. Laurie Humphreys Schmidt, her son Brandon Patrick Schmidt and wife Lauren, and great grandsons Landon and Hudson. Her family and friends will truly miss her and her indomitable spirit. She had "will of iron", and a love for family that was everlasting. Her funeral service will be held at Sparkman/Hillcrest Northwest Chapel, 7405 W. Northwest Hwy., Dallas, TX 75225. Viewing will be held at 11:00AM, Saturday, April 22, 2017, and 12:00PM service and internment at the burial site. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 2229, Albany, TX 76430. Online condolences can be made at www.Sparkman-Hillcrest.com .
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