Carolyn Miracle

Carolyn Miracle Obituary

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Age - 90

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September 12, 2023

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Duncanville, TX

Mary Carolyn Miracle went to be with the Lord on September 10, 2023 at the age of 90. On July 8, 1933 Baby Miracle was born at Methodist Hospital in Dallas, Texas. The little firecracker and youngest child of Anna Lee Alexander Miracle and William Elbert Miracle was eventually named Mary Carolyn Miracle. Carolyn was a Dallas, Texas native growing up in Oak Cliff. She graduated from Sunset High School in 1950. She followed her older sister, Virginia, to TCU earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1954. Her career as an art teacher began immediately. She discovered her chosen career could be fun and fulfilling, giving her a sense of accomplishment even earning Teacher of the Year twice. She served in every office of the Dallas Art Teachers Association. In 1972, she attended T. W. U. on a paid sabbatical leave from Dallas Independent School District. She completed her Master of Arts degree in metalsmithing and jewelry in 1973. She won the Voertman award for silver goblets she created which were displayed at the Dallas Museum of Art in the Texas Crafts Show. Her silver work was included in the Silversmiths of American exhibition in New York City. She was also accepted by jury to the Texas Designer/Craftsman Association. Her paintings have been exhibited in juried shows at the Dallas Museum of Art and Fort Worth Museum of Art. In addition to teaching public school, she taught Jewelry at Mt. View Community College for 3 years and silversmithing at the Craft Guild of Dallas for 5 years. She retired after 35 years of teaching from the Dallas Independent School District. In retirement, Carolyn lived her life doing the things she loved - painting, silversmithing, pottery, teaching, traveling, camping, working and living on her farm taking care of a menagerie of animals. She taught Sunday school at Oak Cliff Christian Church and later at Lakewood Methodist Church. As president of the Ovilla Historical Society she was instrumental in the Ovilla Texas History book being assembled and published. Whatever she chose to do she always did it her way and gave it her all!Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents and her brother William Dixon Miracle. She is survived by her sister, Virginia Miracle Allen; her nieces and nephews, Cindy Miracle, David Miracle and wife Linda, Joan Miracle Marcus and husband Steven, Paul Allen and wife Lisa, Suzanne Allen Zadwick and husband Joe, and Adrienne Allen Smith and husband Robert. Some of the positive accolades to Carolyn from former students include. . . "You were a major inspiration in my life. I became a graphic illustrator/artist all due to you. I had 3 art classes a day, every other day! Loved it!""Thank you for your dedication as a teacher and for all the knowledge you passed on to all of us. Some of the best times in school happened in your classes!""I loved art class! I also became an art teacher. ""You're the best teacher I ever had and helped me find my love of art. "

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