Aug. 11, 1943-Nov. 7, 2021

Carroline Sue McGee Methvin, 78, departed from this life Nov. 7, 2021, in Natchitoches.  Services to honor her life will be at 11 o’clock Nov. 13 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Lubbock, Texas, with interment following at the Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park, Lubbock, Texas.

Carroline was born to her parents, Maggie Dowden and Truman McGee, Aug. 11, 1943.

She attended school at Mt. Carmel, La., and graduated Valedictorian of the last graduating class before the school closed.  At Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, she graduated with a degree in Home Economics in 1964.  She then began her life long teaching career at Georgetown High School in Georgetown, La.  When she and Sam Methvin, her college sweetheart, married in 1965, they settled in Natchitoches where she began working with the Natchitoches Welfare office as a case manager.  She soon returned to her calling as a teacher by first teaching at Hickory Ridge and then at St. Mary’s Catholic School. During these years, she and Sam were blessed with four children.

In 1980, the family moved to Kansas to continue in the cattle business and later to Dalhart, Texas, where they lived for 32 years.  After the family moved to Dalhart, Carroline taught high school science, earned a Masters Degree in Education and Curriculum Instruction from West Texas A&M University, then served as principal, assistant superintendent, and as curriculum coordinator before her retirement in 2011.

One of the joys of her life was being involved in education and encouraging children to succeed.  Her children benefitted from her teaching expertise, where they learned from her valuable knowledge about life, the gospel of Jesus Christ, and how to work.

As a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Days Saints, Carroline served in numerous capacities many of which involved teaching.

Carroline was preceded in death by her infant son, Gregory Randolph Methvin; her parents; an infant grandchild, Jane Elizabeth Methvin; and her devoted husband who passed away in February of this year.

Those left to honor her memory include her children, Ted Methvin and wife Angela of Natchitoches; Holley Bustos and husband Fernando of Lubbock, Texas, and Mathew Methvin of Natchitoches; 14 grandchildren, Claire, Sam, Kate, and BethAnne Methvin, and Manney, Phillip, Alexandra, David, Ashley, Matthew, Ava, Adelyn, James and Aris Bustos; her sister, Linda Rodine of Deridder; brother, Bill McGee of Peason, La.; brother- and sister-in-law, Jack and Nancy Methvin of Lincolnville, Kan.; sisters-in-law, Ruth Maughn and Pat Rex of Utah; plus many nieces and nephews.

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