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Charlene Wilson Carri

January 28, 1932 ~ March 22, 2020 (age 88)


Fort Worth ~ Charlene Wilson Carri, age 88, passed away peacefully in the loving care of her family on March 22, 2020 in Fort Worth, Texas.  She was born in Fort Worth, Texas on January 28, 1932 to Charles Goode Wilson and Goldie Worlick Wilson.

After graduation from Boyd High School, Charlene attended TCU in Fort Worth. In 1950, she married Emilio A. Carri and they were the proud parents of three children; two sons, David and Keith and daughter, Toni.

Living in Fort Worth for many years, Charlene retired from the Federal Correctional Institution in 1994, where she was highly regarded as a Management Specialist and was bestowed several awards throughout her career, including Employee of the Year.

Charlene had an extraordinary gift to make everyone feel special. The most important moment she was enjoying was because you were in her presence. She most loved to be surrounded by her family. We will greatly miss her wonderful sense of humor, unconditional love and acceptance. She was a woman of deep faith and a member of the Church of Christ.

Charlene was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Emilio A. Carri, son, Keith A. Carri, and four brothers, Starley Wilson, Willard Wilson, Joe Wilson and Fred Wilson.

Left to cherish her memory, she is survived by son, David B. Carri (Linda), daughter, Toni L. Aikin (Steve), daughter-in-law, Colleen Carri, five grandchildren, Heather Carri, David Freeman, Aaron Aikin, Kasey Aikin and Lance Carri. She is also survived by three great-grandchildren, Dana Freeman, Hannah Trimble and Madeline Carri, and two great-great grandsons, Westen and Knox and a host of dear nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Our family sends heartfelt gratitude to Charlene’s caregiver, Courtenay Patton. She lovingly took care of Charlene with compassion, humor, dignity and they became very close friends.


Memorial contributions may be made to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals at www.ASPCA.org or to Carter Blood Care at www.carterbloodcare.org.

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