Carmen Maureen Poehler

With profound sadness, we announce the passing of Carmen Poehler, a loving and devoted sister, aunt and friend to all whose lives she touched. Carmen passed away at 58 after a valiant struggle with breast cancer on Monday, June 28, 2021, surrounded by loved ones.

Carmen was always involved with competitive and recreational sports. From running track and playing volleyball through high school, she went on to play softball with the Houston Women’s Softball League and earned a ring in the first ever Women’s Professional Football League Championship in 2000.

Along with her athleticism, Carmen was also an incredibly talented and whimsical artist. If you saw something and showed Carmen, she had a way to recreate it and make it look easy.   Many of us are blessed to have pieces of her creative talents in our homes.

Carmen had an uncanny ability to find happiness in her daily activities.  Her pleasant personality was contagious to everyone she met.  Carmen’s family meant everything to her, and she lived a full and vibrant life with more friends than you could count.  Carmen is survived by her sisters Ruth (Kenneth) Farrow; Yvonne (Robert) Calderon; Alicia “Alie” (John) O’Connor; brother Howard Smith and loving nephews and nieces Troy, Jaclyn, Jack, Heather, Sidney, Haelen, Jordan and Lauren.

Though our hearts are saddened by her passing, Carmen will always be #1 in our hearts.  It was an honor and privilege to have her in our lives and she will forever be loved and missed.

The Family will receive friends on Saturday, July 10, 2021, at 2:00 pm with a Celebration of Life Ceremony at 3 o’clock at Crowder Funeral Home, 1645 East Main, League City, Texas 77573 with Reverend Bill Cole presiding.

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  1. Carmen always decorated the office at Christmas here at GraphTec. Where ever her Elf shoes and Santa hat would take her, you could find her glitter trail. She would get so excited and plan for months. She was so creative. She could spend hours and had a very specific vision. It was a Wonderland.

    Decorate those Pearly Gates Carmen. We Miss You

    Nancy Merck
  2. I remember the day up on the hill it’s a place called coconuts it’s in Cozumel Mexico and this man made small crickets from palm leaves and we all had them in our hats it was a great day for all of us.It was a great honor to have Carmen on my softball team desert hearts had many great memories with her in the World Series she was one of the best builders I’ve ever seen. She lives in my heart always and I can’t wait to see her again on the other side we will all miss her Godspeed Carmen.

    Nancy V phipps
  3. Another one of god’s angels has left us. Carmen may the good lord walk you through the pearly gates of heaven. You will be greatly missed by those you inspired. I want to give my condolences to all the family. Carmen you will always be in the hearts of all that loved you.

    John Norgan
  4. Carmen was My neighbor for over ten years. She was always doing things and asking nothing in return. Like one time She noticed the rubber trim on My Chevy van was coming lose and She told Me “I will fix that” when She saw Me. Next thing I knew when I went out one Sunday morning, it was fixed. She never told Me that She did.
    Her favorite thing every time I saw Her was She had a Starbucks Coffee in Her hand. She always had the best decorated house at Christmastime, but She always decorated at other times, Halloween was another of Her favorites as was St Patrick’s Day. I sure am going to miss Carmen,but She is in a better place spreading Her Glitter all over Heaven. RIP Carmen. So Sorry but I just found out Sunday. Charles Bruton July 13 2021

    Charles Bruton

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