Mary Lynne Carr

Died: January 11, 2021
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Mary Lynne Carr of Venice, Florida passed away on January 11, 2021.

Born on November 5, 1934 to Nelson and Grace (Foster) Hopkins in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, Mary went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Tulsa and a Master’s of Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

She had a fulfilling career in education that spanned 30 years. Mary taught in public and private schools and worked as a librarian, primarily on the college and university level. She was a proud faculty member at the University of Wisconsin and Manatee Community College. After retirement, she worked as a Volunteer Project Coordinator for the Venice High School Foundation and prepared successful grad applications for the high school. She was actively involved in various educational programs of the Venice Presbyterian Church.

Mary had many accomplishments throughout her life. She had reviews of children’s literature, and college and university reference books, published nationwide. As a member of the American Library Association, she was elected to the Newbery-Caldecott Awards Selection Committee for the most distinguished books in children’s literature. Mary was cited in Who’s Who in Librarianship and Information Science.

Mary leaves behind her beloved children: Steven Carr of Orlando, Florida and Cathleen Carr of Montclair, New Jersey. She also leaves behind her sister Nora K. Hopkins of Tulsa, Oklahoma, as well as three grandchildren and three great- grandchildren.

She is predeceased by her beloved mother, Grace Hopkins, and sister Elizabeth S. Martin.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider making a contribution in Mary’s name to the Venice Presbyterian Church Fund.

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Died: January 11, 2021

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Steven L Carr posted on 1/29/21

I will miss you Mom. See you on the other side.


Carolyn Bristow posted on 1/23/21

So sorry for your loss. She was a good woman. Carolyn Bristow


Linda Castellanete posted on 1/23/21

I was so saddened to hear about Mary's passing! I always thought she was a very sweet and kind lady! My deepest sympathy to her daughter and son! May she rest in peace!


Kathy Bristow posted on 1/23/21

Steve & Cathy, I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom. I guess she was suffering so maybe it was for the best. She is in Gods hands now. May she rest in peace. She was a good woman & will always remember her. She sure helped me out a lot when my kids were little, too. She was a very educated woman, too. Kathy Bristow


Betsy Hepburn posted on 1/20/21

May you rest in peace, Mary Lynne, and may your memory be a blessing to your family and friends. My mother, your Aunt Mary, always spoke so fondly of you and how much she enjoyed your company......With Love, Betsy Hepburn


Kathy Hopkins posted on 1/13/21

I am grateful you were happy the last time we spoke shortly before your passing. May your happiness continue.