Carol Ann Shay


Carol Ann Shay, 79, a 30 year resident of Houston, TX, passed away March 1, 2023 in Pearland, TX. She was born in Anchorage, Alaska on September 20, 1943. She was a member at St. Bernadette Church as well as a volunteer in Christian Action.

Carol leaves behind her husband of 60 years, Woodie Shay; daughter Rita Peterman, husband Russ; her twin sisters: Jean Eggleton, Joan Maggs, husband Jim; and brother Claude “Skip” Bassler, wife Pauline.

Services will be Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at 10:30 a.m., St, Bernadette Catholic Church, 15500 El Camino Real Houston, TX 77062, with Father Bob Barras officiating. Burial to follow at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Dickinson.


  1. Warm feelings to Rita and Russ for getting Carol through troublesome times. Carol will be remembered.

  2. Dear Woodie and Family —
    We want you to know what a blessing Carol was to Bonnie (our mother/mother-in-law) during their time together at Proverbial Care in Pearland. Carol and Bonnie were roommates for a year or more, and they encouraged each other during the last season of both their lives. Carol was so sweet to Bonnie the last 3 weeks when Bonnie was bedridden on hospice. She would read to Bonnie and hold her hand, even though Bonnie was not able to respond in a meaningful way. If she was able, Carol left the room when we arrived so we could be alone with Bonnie — so very thoughtful of her.
    We were told that Carol was taken to the hospital the day Bonnie died, but we did not know until late that day that Carol had also died — and within minutes of Bonnie’s death. What an amazing circumstance! Carol and Bonnie were together as they entered into their eternal home with our Lord.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you mourn for Carol. We mourn, too, but are so grateful for the lives of these two special women.

    Greg & Marcia Oliver
  3. Carol, and Woody were the best neighbors we had on our block. I am sorry she had to leave us.
    Evelyn and John Granahan

    Evelyn Granahan

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