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preceded in death by her loving husband and son,WilliamPlack Carr andMarvinWeatherbyCarr. She is survived by her son, WilliamPlackCarr, Jr. and hiswifeCissyCarr; her daughter, CatherineAnnCarr and her daughter-in-law, PeggyCarr. She is sur- vived by six grandchildren: LeslieCarr, PlackCarr III and hiswife CarolCarr, SarahCarr,ChristyNichols,David andKellyNichols and CatherineCarr; and, 14 great-grandchildren:Will andHunter Meldman, Jake Laura, Lena and TremCarr, Paul andMatthewCox, Brooks andMaxRoberts andKatherine,Allie and John Thomas Brookman.

The family extends its heartfelt thanks and appreciation to her long-time care giverswhose strength, compassion and lovemade her life comfortable and her passing peaceful: ZellaEvans,Bobbi Glover,Magdelena Trejo, Teresa Lopez,NickVilla, Faith Presbyterian Hospice and SeniorBridge, andHumanaAtHome (Ava Mumprhey,Alice Jonah,Beatrice Johnson, JoyceWilson,Afua Asamoah andCatherineOwang).

Oneword: Yellow.Known to her family as “Sismama” and her many,many friends as the “YellowRose of Texas,” shewas an amazing source of energy, light, love and inspiration. There are few peoplewho could consistentlywear one color for so longwith grace, style and sophistication. Shewill be remembered for her gracious- ness, intelligence, humility, kindness and especially her love for her family and her sense of humor. She possessed an amazing sense of humor, and incredible insight and throughout her life showed a deep understanding and empathy towards others.

Her civic and volunteer contributionswere innumerable, spanning across the city ofDallas, culminatingwith over 60 years of service to local and national volunteer organizations. Itwas the performing arts, however, that held a special place in her heart.Her friends and energywithin these groupswere boundless. Shewas a Founder, Chairman and/or a lifetime boardmember ofmany local and national groups and she gave tirelessly to each and every group.

DallasBallet: Shewas active on theDallasBalletBoard from1957- 1989.During this time it emerged froma civicBallet to a profes- sional company in 1978-1979.Around that time the newly renovat- edMajestic Theater became its home, SiswasChairman of theGala OpeningEvent to benefit theBallet and celebrate the performance in the beautiful theater.

Sis, alongwithmany other notableDallasites, introduced the joint venturewith the highly regarded Ft.WorthBallet,which became a single entity known today as the TexasBallet Theater. Siswas the chairman of theDallas Supporters beginning in 1994-1995 and remained so until 2001 seasonwhen she becameChairman Emeritus. In 2005,Ben Stevenson,Director of the TexasBallet Theater and long-time friend of SisCarr’s, created an evening of dance in her honor designed to celebrate her contributions to the TexasBallet.

TACA: Shewas a foundingmember of TACAand sat on its board until 2001. She, alongwith her late husband Plack chaired TelevisionAuctions and Parties aswell asmany other responsibili- ties including President of theBoard andCharimanEmeritus.

Dallas SymphonyOrchestra: Shewas Past President of the Symphony League andCo-organizer of theBenefactors Program.

Dallas TheaterCenter: Shewas instrumental in raisingmoney for the Frank LloydWrightBuilding and assisted in the organization of aWomen’sCommittee and served as its second President.

Friends ofWRRClassical 101FM: Sheworked to organize the Friends ofWRR, a group thatworked tirelessly tomaintain the station as a city-owned entity and organized events for children.

Shewas former President of theGreaterDallas YouthOrchestra; member of theCharter 100, boardmember andChairman of con- ducting auditions forNationalCouncil ofMetropolitanOpera, long- time boardmember of TITAS, TheDallasOpera, TheDallasGarden Center,DallasChildren’s TheaterCenter,Dallas SummerMusicals and countlessmore.

Her honors and awards include: Dance Council North Texas’ MaryMcLarry Bywaters Award for Lifetime Contributions to Dance; Sammons Center for the Arts Queen of Hearts Award; Dallas Theater Center’s Center Stage Gala Honoree; Dallas Historical Society Award for Excellence, Family of the Year Award of the YMCA Award ofMetropolitan Dallas; Juanita and HenryMiller Opera Award;March of Dimes’ Obelisk Award; Flora Award; Grand Dame Award; Opera Guild Sweetheart of the Year Award; TACA James KWilson Silver Cup Award and many,manymore.Memorialsmay be sent to any of the organi- zations listed above.

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