Memom, Mom, Carol, Sissy, Sis, Honey – all of these names were used at one time or another and answered to by Carol Ann Davis Daigneault. A gregarious, generous woman, Carol was a neighborhood Avon lady for years. Born February 8, 1942 she grew up in Galveston, Texas and identified with the city all her life. On April 16, 1947 her family lived through the Texas City disaster which shook the house and made part of the ceiling collapse almost killing Carol’s youngest sister, Guyla, who was saved by the railings of her crib while the rest of the family were spared under a kitchen table.
Carol grew up loving movies and often visited her local movie theater sitting through double features and newsreels. Carol fell in love with musicals, comedies and westerns. Her love of movies would later transfer to a love of television as in her lifetime her family went from gathering around the radio to television with rabbit ears and to her owning a color cable television!
A true Southern lady, Carol was generous with her talents. As an avid crocheter, she made afghans for disabled veterans, elderly nursing home residents and baby blankets for residents in women’s shelters. “Keep your hands busy,” she often said, for in doing for others she found happiness and meaning.
In her golden years she was often seen in her little country home feeding the cows in the pasture behind her house, feeding the birds in her yard or cleaning out the bird bath while her little dog, Burdy, kept her company. She reveled in being back in Texas after having lived in Savannah for eight years with her sister, Guyla.
Carol’s daughters, Anna and Chrissy, can attest to Carol’s love of games. Growing up in Oakhurst, New Jersey, the girls and Carol were often seen playing hopscotch on the sidewalk, and jacks, Yahtzee or Monopoly in the kitchen. In her golden years Carol enjoyed playing those games and more as Anna often hosted “game night” at her home so Carol could meet new friends and play new games like Apples to Apples or Catch Phrase. She played Texas Hold’em with her son-in-law, Frank, and his friends and penny ante poker with Chrissy and her family. She loved playing bingo with friends and family. One of Carol’s favorite places to visit was Las Vegas.
Carol was born to Homer Guy Davis and Mavis Louise Belbaze. Since Guy Davis was in the Navy, Carol lived all over the United States. After marriage to Robert Daigneault on July 7, 1960, she gave birth to Anna Marie Daigneault in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1963 and to Christina Marie Daigneault in Havre de Grace, Maryland in 1965. Carol then lived in Oakhurst, New Jersey, Savannah, Georgia, and Wayside and Parsippany, New Jersey before returning home to her beloved state of Texas. A 7th-generation Galvestonian, Carol lived in Harker Heights, Killeen, Nolanville, San Antonio and finally Mound where she passed away at the age of 76 on February 16, 2018 from breast cancer.
Carol was preceded in death by her mother, father and sister, Paula Louise Taylor. She is survived by her sisters Guyla Riggio (Savannah, GA) and Sally Tuten (Richmond Hill, GA) and her daughters Anna and Chrissy, sons-in-law Frank Jaworski and Jesse Reyna and grandchildren Joey and Alex Jaworski and Megan Trumeter. Carol’s family are forever indebted to Scott & White Hospice and Malloy and Son Funeral Home for their gentle, loving care of Carol in her last days. Carol was laid to rest in her beloved Galveston on February 22, 2018.