R. Carole Rea

OAKWOOD, Texas – R. Carole Rea, 72, passed away peacefully Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, on her farm in Oakwood, Texas, that she so loved.

Carole grew up in Lewistown. She attended Chief Logan High School in Burnham. She was first married to Donald Happle and had two sons. She then married William Stephens and had one son. Happiness was finally found with Charles Rea, the husband who loved her so dearly.

She is survived by: her husband, Charles Rea, of Oakwood, Texas; her three sons, Robert “Yogi” Howard Happle, Michael Matthew Happle and William Albert Stephens; two beloved grandchildren, Nicholas and Alana; her sister, Roseann Ritka, of Lewistown; and of course, all of her animals.

Carole’s quick wit and personality will be missed by all who knew her. She dearly loved her family, her animals and all of her books.

Her legacy will live on.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Marion Hartman, her father, Howard Hartman, and her brothers, Howard Richard Hartman and Steven George Hartman.