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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