Carolyn Sue Harvey

August 31, 1945 - June 6, 2021

Carolyn Sue (Thomas) Harvey was born on August 31, 1945 in Kansas City, Missouri, the daughter of Wallace Edward and Mildred May (Poff) Thomas.  She moved to La Feria, Texas with her family in the 1950s so her parents could help run Poff's Fruit and Vegetable Market which was owned by her grandparents.  Carolyn was a graduate of La Feria High School class of 1964 where she participated in the band as a clarinet player.  It was there that she met the love of her life, Edwin "Dutch" Harvey.

After graduation, Carolyn and Dutch were married on October 29, 1964. They settled in Harlingen, Texas.  She was a loving wife to Dutch, her husband of 54 years and a devoted mother to their children Aaron and Kari. Carolyn attended First Baptist Church of Harlingen where she found great joy working in the nursery with the toddlers.  Later, Carolyn attended and served as an active member of Calvary Baptist Church of Harlingen. She was known for her talents as a seamstress and loved to crochet. Carolyn devoted her life to creating a loving home for her family and was generous with her wisdom which usually started with "Let me tell you something..." while looking up at you with her sweet smile and waving her finger.  She and Dutch also owned and operated Mesquite Park and Sales in La Feria until they retired in 1991.

Carolyn was a treasured friend with a wonderful giving heart and a devoted servant of God who will be missed by the many whose lives she touched.

On June 6, 2021, Carolyn was joyously reunited in Heaven with her beloved husband Dutch; parents, Wallace and Mildred; sister Nora Elizabeth; and son-in-law, Jerry.

She leaves behind to carry on her legacy her son, Aaron Paul and wife, Arienne Harvey of Burleson, Texas; daughter, Kari Ann (Harvey) Thompson of McKinney, Texas; grandchildren, Ashley (Michael) Moore of Greenville, South Carolina; Alaina Grace and Aaron Jacob Harvey of Burleson, Texas; great grandson, Gabriel Aiden Moore of Greenville, South Carolina; sister, Jackie Shelton of Kansas City, Missouri; and many loving nieces, nephews and sisters-in-law.

The family will receive friends during a visitation on Saturday, June 12, 2021 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013.

A memorial service and interment will be held in Harlingen, Texas at a later date.



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When thy work is all completed, He will gently call you Home. Theresa Pena Kearney, June 15, 2021 Our deepest condolences to her dear children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, siblings and family! Carolyn and Dutch sat across from us during S.S class, until we moved! Loved her beautiful smile and was always looking forward to see them! So sad but know that as she is with our Savior and Dutch! Prayers for her beautiful family! 
Bertha & Charlie Rosales, June 12, 2021 Carolyn and Dutch were inseparable and now they are together again. It was hard to think of one without the other. Studying God’s Word was important to Dutch and Carolyn. They were in our Sunday School Class and we all appreciated their love for our Lord and Savior and for their family. Carolyn and I shared the same birthday and looked forward to sharing that special birthday dinner together. When my special Amaryllis blooms each year, I will remember Carolyn. Thank you Kari, Arron and Arienne for lovingly taking care of Carolyn. Susan Davis, June 12, 2021 Aunt Carolyn, I love you so much!! You gave such good advice. I will miss our talks . I'm so happy you are back with Uncle Dutch where you are whole, well and where you belong.
Lisa Brown, June 11, 2021
Faith. Hope & Love, , , But the greatest of these is Love, , , , 1 Corinthians 13:13 Judith Neil Dupre, June 11, 2021 My heart is with you Aaron and Kari. Your Mama was an amazing and loving woman. I will carry her love with me every day. Lori Coffin, June 11, 2021 Carolyn and Dutch were sweet classmates in high school. Blessings to the family. Sue Glasscock Clayton, June 11, 2021 I have so many happy memories of fun times as children through adulthood in La Feria with Carolyn. Being in the band together as clarinet players was a very special time. You and Dutch were such a loving couple! We enjoyed watching Aaron and Kari Ann grow up. I will see Carolyn’s bright smile and those dimples forever! Be at peace in the arms of your loving Dutch, Carolyn. I will always treasure your friendship forever, Ethel Herren Maples
Ethel Maples , June 11, 2021