Mrs. Caroline Olson

Science Department

Miss Carpenter, 1970

Caroline Olson Flannery

Born in San Antonio, Texas on Apr. 28, 1942
Died Feb. 27, 2008 and resided in San Antonio, TX.


We first knew her as Mrs. Carpenter


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Caroline Olson Flannery, age 65 of San Antonio, died Wednesday, February 27, 2008 after a brief illness. She was born in San Antonio on April 28, 1942 and lived her entire life in San Antonio. She was most proud of being a fourth generation Texan. She graduated from Alamo Heights High School, and received a B.A. in Biology from the University of Texas in Austin. She subsequently obtained an M.A. in Biology from the University of Incarnate Word. She taught Biology for a number of years at Alamo Heights High School, and some of her fondest memories were "her kids", whom she dearly loved. After her teaching days, she entered the business world and worked for several years for Texas Pharmacal Company. In 1977 she married John Flannery, Jr., the love of her life, and at the same time began her third career, that of a Realtor. During the past thirty years her successful real estate career encompassed not only sales but management, and during those years her greatest pleasures were obtained from helping people find their perfect home. She was twice named to San Antonio's top 50 Realtors. She worked for the past 15 years at Kuper-Sotherby's Realty, where she was recently honored with the "Outstanding Service Award" for helping her co-workers above and beyond the call of duty, and for being a "fabulous addition" to the office family according to Kathleen and Rick Kuper. She was loved by an enormous number of people, especially by her husband of thirty years John Flannery, Jr., by whom she is survived. She was active in many organizations, including Battle of Flowers, Southwestern Foundation Forum, Junior League of San Antonio, Oakwell Farms Women's Club, and she served as President of Lantana Garden Club and Friends of Hospice. She served on the Board of Hospice San Antonio and at her death was serving as a Board member of "the Fund", the recently formed San Antonio's United Arts Fund. During her busy life she and John found time for their favorite endeavors; Christmas, travel, loving their small animals and cheering on their San Antonio Spurs. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Marion A. Olson and Martha Pancoast, and is survived by her loving husband, and by her brothers George A. Olson and wife Margo, Marion A. Olson, Jr. and wife Carol, Carl R. Olson and wife Polly; brother-in-law, Martin Flannery and wife Kathy; and brother-in-law Michael Flannery. She is also survived by nieces and nephews, Martha Olson Donohue and husband Rob, Minette Olson Hedin and husband Niclas, George Pancoast Olson and wife Ginny, Catherine Olson Bishop and husband Matt, Lacy Olson, Scarlet Olson Reaves and husband Les, Tamara Flannery Bolch and husband Josh, Carl Olson, Jr. and wife Melissa, Luke Olson and wife Kate and her dear cousin, Pauline Mitchell. She is also survived by eleven grandnieces and nephews. Caroline leaves many dear friends including Marguerite McCormick, Dorothy Smith, Helen Tafel, Margie Rust, Pat Bose and her special Florida friends, Beverly and Bill Lewis. Each friend has a Caroline story of friendship, help and support. Caroline and John were members of First Presbyterian..

Miss Caroline Carpenter 1968
Mrs. Caroline Carpenter
Biology, 1968
pictured here with Mr. Robert H. Comer. B.S., M.Ed., Biology
Mrs. Waneta Bowman, Biology

1971 Olmos - Science Teachers