Carol Ann Hudiburg "Corky" Hitt
Carol Ann Hudiburg Hitt (endearingly known as Corky) of Bastrop, TX, passed away Monday morning, August 6, 2007, at Lakeside Hospital.
She was born June 14, 1936 in East Chicago, Illinois. She was the oldest daughter of the late Howard Hudiburg and late Esther Hudiburg.
Carol graduated from Yokohama High School where she was head cheerleader and prom queen, in Yokahama, Japan. She attended Kansas State University, pledging Alpha Delta Pi and continued her passion for cheerleading while majoring in broadcasting. She switched majors and received a bachelor's degree in education which took her down a 36 year career path devoted to working with special educational needs children. She spent two of her career years teaching in Schweinfurt, Germany between 1980-1982. Carol retired in Clearwater where she spent time relaxing on the beach and going dancing with friends. She moved to Bastrop, TX, in 2004 to be closer to family. Her favorite past times were baking, reading, writing poetry, clothes shopping and spoiling her beloved cats.
Carol is survived by her 3 sons and 1 daughter; Mike and wife Mo McElhinney of Pensacola, FL; Pat McElhinney of Seguin, TX; Scott and wife Candice Hitt of Watertown, SD; Hollye Hitt of Gold Bar, WA; 4 grandchildren, Andrew Hitt, Dylon Hitt , Luke Hitt and Bo McElhinney; 3 sisters and 1 brother; Jacklyn and Richard Davis, Sharon and Robert Gardner, Howard (Buzz) and Marianne Hudiburg Jr; nieces and nephews. Carol was preceded in death by her father Howard Hudiburg, mother Esther Hudiburg, daughter-in-law Stacey McElhinney, niece and sorority sister Beth Gardner.
Memorial service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 11, at First Baptist Church. 1314 E Cedar St. Seguin, TX. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Carol's name, to be donated to Adopt-A-Classroom.
Every teacher affects 3,000 students in their professional lifetime. Carol Hitt certainly made a difference in her students' lives. Her sincere devotion to education made her an outstanding and memorable teacher. Please visit www.mem.com for an online tribute and guest book.
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