Carol Ruth Traub

Carol Ruth Traub, 71, passed away January 14, 2022 in Houston, Texas. She was born July 2, 1950 in Bremerhaven, Germany to John Howard Traub and Emily Ruth McGinniss (Traub). She was the oldest of 3 sisters. Carol is survived by her sister Elaine Mary Renola (Traub) and her husband Gary Thomas Renola  of Seabrook, Texas, her sister Nancy Marie Traub of Cascade, Montana and her beloved cat Mia.

Carol grew up in Germany with her family where her father served in the Department of Defense Military.  She graduated Kaiserslautern American High School (KAHS) in 1968. She moved to Lock Haven, Pennsylvania graduating 1974 from Lock Haven State College with a BS in Elementary Education. Initially Carol was employed as an elementary educator, moving to the Clear Lake area in 1982. Carol was employed in a number of different positions in Houston. Carol moved to the west side of Houston and was employed for eighteen years by Fish Construction, Inc. in Stafford, Texas, as a Controller.

As is common for a “Military Brat” Carol remained in close contact with her school friends from KAHS notably Mary Ann Gaston in Kansas, Kent Ervin in Kansas and Dana Heisey in Colorado.

Carol was a kidney transplant survivor for the past 3 years and enjoyed life to fullest. Her friends and work associates were instrumental in helping Carol manage thru her health challenges.

Family and friends of Carol wish to extend sincerest appreciation to the physicians and staff of Houston Methodist Hospital and Houston Methodist West for their caring and concern during the past years.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Houston Methodist Foundation or to the Houston SPCA.

The memorial service will be at Crowder Funeral Homes, 2422 E Broadway St, Pearland, TX on February 5, 2022 at 1pm.


  1. Condolences to Carol’s family. I didn’t know her but know she was loved and will be missed.

  2. Farewell to a fellow Kaiserslautern American High School Classmate. Carol was fun, witty, and just a joy to be around.The world lost a beautiful soul when Carol left us.

    Greg Hightower
  3. So sorry for the family’s loss…Love to you Elaine 🙏😇

    Gloria McNair
  4. Dear Elaine……My Sincere sorrow for the passing of Carol. I will never forget the memories of Kaiserslautern American High School where I met you. Carol’s lust for life to the fullest is a testament to her beauty, and all her friendships that she valued.

    Joe Brown
  5. I remember Carol as we were classmates at K-town. We graduated together in 68. So sorry to hear this sad news. May her memory be a blessing to all who loved her.

    Sindie Katskee (Harris)
  6. We each travel our own path through life finding our unique adventures and experiences along the way. Carol is now on a new journey and one in which I’m sure she will find peace and love.

    Linda Geiger
  7. My condolences to Carol’s entire family and especially for her sister, Elaine. I recall the day Carol received her kidney transplant….pure excitement….which continued as an inspiration due to Carol’s courage and strength. She was truly an inspiring survivor. May her inspiration continue to be with everyone who knew her.

    Myrna Baker

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