Carol Sue Reidel Jimenez

‒ January 30, 2021

Denton, Texas

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Carol Sue Reidel Jimenez (82) on January 30, 2021. She was born in 1938 in Bellefontaine, OH, moved to Marion, OH when the war was over, moved to California in 1962, and met husband Richard in 1964. They were married for over 56 years, finally settling in Denton, TX.

Carol was fond of living in Bellefontaine and Marion, sharing many stories with her family and friends. She cherished her Grandpa and sweet Grandma Weller who was the best cook (Carol loved her sweet rolls with brown sugar and pecans!). Carol graduated from Pleasant High School in Marion, OH in 1956 along with her lifelong friend Marilyn Hale.

Additionally, Carol shared stories about going to church and sitting in the pew between her grandparents; canning fruit and veggies into applesauce, jams, and jellies and helping raise the pigs, cows, and ducks on the family farm; enjoying her musical pursuits (violin, trumpet, organ, drums, and piano) which brought her a lot of joy; listening to the Glenn Miller band, the Dorsey Brothers, and Harry James at Indian Lake; collecting family Weller Pottery of which her grandfather Don Weller was a member.

Carol loved to sew and knit and lovingly created handmade gifts for family and friends. We often received incredible quilts, aprons, clothing, warm blankets, and adorable Christmas ornaments. This was a hobby she shared with her sister, Judy, and the two of them often sold their wares at the local markets.

Carol is survived by her adoring husband Richard; four loving daughters, Vicky (Ted) Schneider, Anna Jimenez (Christie), Raquel Keyes (Keith), Melody (Anthony) Gist; two sons, Mark and Doug (Bonnie) Beery; sixteen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and three siblings, Fred (Marsha), Butch, and Judy (Mike). She is further survived by other relatives and friends. Carol was encircled by their love and kindness at the time of her death. To quote Carol “It is well with my soul”

Celebration of Life services will be held at a future date, at a time when it is safe to do so. We thank the nurses and doctors at Medical City Denton for taking such good care of our sweet and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve Carol’s family.  Online condolences may be expressed by visiting

  • Dear Raquel, Keith and family,
    Thinking of you all and praying for you moments of peace and comfort. We love you dear friends.
    Troy and Diedra

  • To all the girls, that would be Anna, Melody, Raquel, and Vicky. Mark and Doug too. I shall miss my loving sister, Carol more than one can put words to it. I grew up with and around my sister. She would tell me that I would get in trouble once in a while, who me? When her and Richard ( Duffy ) moved to Visalia, California I got to visit and spend more time with them. When they moved to Texas I didn’t get to see them. I talked with them on the phone but that is not the same as seeing loved ones in person.
    I shall miss my sister very much. I will keep her in my memories. Rest in peace my Dear sister. I love you. Your younger brother Butch ( John ).

  • Such a beautiful remembrance of a lovely lady — I’m so happy I had the chance to enjoy her company and get to know her amongst her loving family during a visit to San Diego several years ago. All my love to you during this unbelievably difficult time.

  • What a beautifully told story about who she was. I have your entire family in my thoughts and in my prayers that she is leading her best after life in the heavens. May you guys keep her memory alive in all your stories always! My love to Melody and the Gist family as well as all the the sisters and Richard. May you find peace.