The following is a message from Richard Moore, executive director of TCCTA, regarding the recent death of Carol Fricke:
This week, our community lost a beloved member. Carol Fricke served in the TCCTA State Office for 37 years, keeping the books and managing our membership database. If you’ve been to our annual convention, you knew her as the person in charge of our registration area. She kept things moving smoothly there, even through all the chaos of registering so many people in such a short amount of time.
But to those of us in the State Office, she was the one still point we all orbited around. Her warmth and humor, and her dedication and conscientiousness were gifts that all of us benefitted from and made us better in our work.
Three and a half years ago, the day before the convention, Carol was taken to the hospital where she was later diagnosed with cancer. After more testing and treatments, she decided to retire from TCCTA to focus full-time on this battle with cancer. She and her husband, John, and their children, Mindy and Kyle, fought tirelessly and with great love through this ordeal.
Memorial services will be held this Friday, at 2:30, at the Mount Olive Lutheran Church, in Austin. She is remembered fondly by so many of us — we look forward to gathering on Friday to say our farewells to this extraordinary friend.