Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Remembering My Mom........

My mom, Patricia Anne Carey, passed away this past Sunday, May 31, 2015.  
It was not unexpected......but tough just the same.

She was a great mother to me and I miss her so much already.

Here are some great photos through the years to remember her by!

Mother was born on June 19, 1931 in Leavenworth, Kansas.
Isn't she cute?

In Junior High -

In High School

Ahhhh, the Marilyn Monroe picture!

When Joe met my Grandmother Williams for the first time, before we were
married, she gave him a tour of her house.  This picture was framed in one of the bedrooms.
When Joe first looked at it, he thought it was a picture of Marilyn Monroe, and
commented to my grandmother that she must be quite a fan of her!
Grandma and I were laughing hysterically and informed him that this
was a college picture of MY MOTHER!!!

This has been a family joke every since!

With her dad, my Grandpa Williams.

My mom and dad got married on September 4, 1954.
Sixty years!

In the Philippines, teaching me how to walk!

Family picture for the church directory.  This is before Ellen died of
chicken pox at age six.

High School Graduation!
This is my best friend, Beth, along with her mom, Betty.
What a blessing to have this picture of our moms!

College Graduation!

With two year old Courtney.

With Jonathan and David!

My mom did so much for me over the years.  We had tons of fun together
shopping, chatting on the phone, eating Mexican food until we popped, and
 sharing our love of books.  My memories of our family's many years
on Longboat Key are so special.

I love you so much and will miss you forever!


  1. I am so sorry for your loss. This is a beautiful tribute.

    Ronda Caballero

  2. This was such a sweet post!! I loved all the pictures!!!

  3. So very sweet...our family is praying for you in this difficult time.
    God bless you with His comfort.
    The Doughty Family

  4. I'm so sorry, Anne. I hope all these special memories are a comfort.

  5. And now the blogosphere knows how God made you into a wonderful wife & mother. Thru your Mom and Dad! Your loving husband, JLKrause

  6. Anne I am so sorry to hear about your loss. What a wonderful post in her memory. I can't believe how much you and your daughters resemble her. I pray for your comfort.

  7. I'm so sorry! We are praying for you and your Family. Your Mom was Beautiful! :-) You and Courtney and Rachel all resemble her quite a bit.
    Love you all!
    Gloria for the Fast Family