Carolyn Bruner Teague, a long-time Fort Worth area teacher and community leader, died peacefully at her home on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016. Memorial service: 2 p.m. Saturday at Trinity United Methodist Church in Arlington. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations are requested for Lighthouse for the Blind or Trinity United Methodist Church. Frances Carolyn Bruner, the only child of Clyde and Bessie Bruner, was born July 22, 1917, in Frost, Navarro County. After graduating from Kerens High School, she moved to Fort Worth where she trained as a secretary and began her career at Leonard's Department Store. Carolyn married Gordon Teague in 1940. They had four children and lived in Fort Worth until moving to Arlington in 1983. Carolyn was a pioneer in pre-school education in Fort Worth. She established Carolyn Teague Play School which operated for over 20 years. In the late 1970s, she and Gordon opened Teague's Books for Children, providing quality children's literature and bringing noted authors and illustrators to the area. Carolyn was very active in many community organizations. She was a charter member of the Co-Wi-Bus Club, a long-time member of the Fort Worth Woman's Club, an alumnus of TCU and a Lady Elk. She and Gordon were faithful members of First Methodist Church in Fort Worth and later of Trinity United Methodist in Arlington. She was preceded in death by Gordon, her husband of 74 years. Survivors: Carolyn is survived by her cousin, Jewell Hutson; brother-in-law, Clifford Teague and wife, Maggie; sister-in-law, Judith Schreck; daughters, Sharry Teague (Sam Simpson), Barrie Alguire, Terry Meyer (Hal); son, Neel Teague (Diane Hellens). The Teagues leave of legacy of ten grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
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