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Following HIS Direction
10/19/2016 Latest post:
Welcome to our Caring Bridge site! We've created it to keep family, church family, friends and other loved ones updated on Carol’s journey. We appreciate your prayers, support and words of hope during this time when it matters most! Carol Pyfer was an invaluable member of the Travis Middle School Faculty and Staff from August of 1980 when she accepted the position as the Counselor’s Secretary. During her thirty-two years with Travis Middle School, Carol took on the additional responsibility of receptionist and later became the Principal’s Secretary in 1996. The Pyfer family has always shown an enduring commitment to the Irving community and the Irving Independent School District as Carol’s husband Wes served as the Defensive Coordinator for the Nimitz High School Football team and her children, Darren and Dana, are graduates of Nimitz High School. Carol always exhibited professionalism and courtesy as she performed her duties with faithfulness and beyond expectation, possessing a true spirit of volunteerism, a willingness to assist students, teachers, parents, and all visitors to Travis Middle School, and has served as a model to all. Upon Carol’s retirement, Travis Middle School affirmed the initiation of the Carol Pyfer Student Service Award that has and will henceforth be awarded each spring at the Eighth Grade Award Ceremony to an eighth grade student who exhibits a dedication to academics and citizenship while exemplifying the qualities and characteristics set forth by Carol. Wes and Carol reside in Irving, Texas. They are active members at Oak View Baptist Church, where Carol has served in teaching as well as coordinating several women’s events.
In July of 2016, Carol was diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer). Fast forwarding, to this week, October 2016, Carol has been moved to hospice care. The liver cancer is terminal and the end is near. In her own words, she knows she is in God’s plan and she is following his direction for the remainder of the days. She has asked that we please keep praying so she will have the strength to do his will.