Carole Ann Caraway was born January 22, 1937, and passed away Saturday, February 28, 2020, at the age of 83. A remembrance gathering for friends and family will be held at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday, March 06, 2020, at Rose-Neath Chapel, 2201 Airline Drive, Bossier City, Louisiana.
Known as Grandma to the ones that loved her, Carole took life for all it was worth. She was born in Galveston, Texas to parents Earl and Mary Evelyn Rockett. They later relocated to Shreveport, Louisiana where she graduated from C.E. Byrd High School. After graduation, she started a successful modeling career and was named Miss Shreveport. Though a true beauty, Carole was very much business minded and excelled in all of her work endeavors. Through her work in oil and gas, she met her late husband, Miles Caraway.
Her professional life took a turn as her love for her new home state and passion for travel grew. She began a career in airline transportation, working for two different airlines in her years. She was given a key to the city of New Orleans for her work done with Royale Airlines. As an executive at Royale Airlines, she was instrumental in helping the company become the first commuter airline in Louisiana. Her children and grandchildren will always remember her as never having a mean bone in her body and always having some sort of treat to offer up to any visitors that walked through her door. She was an avid lover of all animals and would take in the stray that the grandkids decided that they didn’t want after all. Carole loved spending time with her family and knowing that they were taken care of and happy. Her sass and love will be missed.
Carole was preceded in death by her husband, Miles Caraway; daughter Christy Caraway; granddaughter, Sherry Gross; great- granddaughter, Taylor St. John and brother, Greg Baer.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Candy Milam and husband, Milton; Caye Bryce and husband, Kenny; grandchildren, Carter Lawrence and wife, Kelly, Brianne Zimmerman and husband, Ryan, Jennifer Taylor and husband, Scott, Ashleigh Bostwick, and Derrick Greene; great- grandchildren, Tiffany Amber St. John, Hali Zimmerman, Kaylea Scott, Makenzie Bostwick, Madison Todd, Ellie Kate Taylor, Penelope Bostwick, Camille Taylor and Charlotte Lawrence; brother, Mark Baer and wife, Lesley; sister-in- law, Janet Baer; niece, Lindsey Pennington; nephew, Andrew Baer and long-time friend, Lottie McEachern and husband, Denton.