Shannon Lyn Cartmell

Born on Jan. 17, 1961

LAPORTE - Shannon Lyn Cartmell, 52, of LaPorte, passed away on Wednesday, July 10, 2013. She was born January 17, 1961 in Pasadena.
She was a 1983 graduate of University of Texas at Austin and received her Masters Degree from the University of Houston-Clear Creek. She taught and coached in numerous schools in Texas: Austin-Brazos High, Danbury, Pasadena and her pride and joy the South Houston "Lady Trojans". She loved to travel, visit with family and friends, was a "professional" shopper, and anything and everything to do with her beloved Texas Longhorns !
She is survived by her most precious father, Alan "Tink" Cartmell of Port O'Connor; step-mother, Robin M. Cartmell of Houston, and other loving "moms", Karen Budwine of Victoria, Nita Bennett of LaPorte, and June Luprete of Houston; brother, Jeff Willis; uncles, Nat Cartmell Jr. (wife Gina) of Needville and Blan Patterson (wife Carol) of Bastrop; cousins, Renee Riggs and Tana Hicklin; niece, Tristan Cartmell; roommate, Sharon Mcllroy; and dearest friend, Denise Pearce.
She is preceded in death by her mother, Linda Gail Patterson; brother, Allan "Buzzy" Cartmell; uncle, Donald Patterson; grandparents, Blan and Helen Patterson, Nat Cartmell Sr. and Margaret Parham Cartmell; and her beloved puppies, Reebok and Nike.
A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 20, 2013 in the Chapel of Deer Park Funeral Directors, 336 E. San Augustine, Deer Park, 281-476-4693.
In lieu of flowers the family would ask that any memorials be made to The University of Texas, P.O. Box 7458, Austin, TX. (Women's Athletic Department preferred) or donor's choice.



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