Carole Fitzgerald

Carole Vanita Hatfield Fitzgerald, 81, passed away on April 4, 2018 in Austin, Texas.

Carole was born in Mineral Wells, Texas to Glena Ruth McVay and Harmon Harold Hatfield and on August 15, 1936. She married Donald Eugene Fitzgerald April 19, 1957, and enjoyed 60 years of marriage. She was a member of Riverbend Church in Austin and First Baptist Church of Jacksboro.

A graduate of Jacksboro High School, Carole attended Texas Christian University before going to work as a church secretary at First Baptist Church and later in the Jack County Clerk’s Office. Carole began her banking career as vice president and branch manager of Olney Savings in Jacksboro. She worked in that capacity for many years, even after the facility was acquired by other national firms. She retired from banking after a long and successful career.

Carole was very civic-minded and enjoyed supporting Jacksboro public schools, Girl Scouts and was active in the Business and Professional Women’s Club of Jacksboro.  

Carole is survived by her husband Donald and two daughters Donna McDonald, and husband Chuck, of Austin; and Janet Mulroy, and husband Joseph, of Polson, Montana.  

She is also survived by six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Carole’s grandchildren are  Willis Burr McDonald and wife Mary Elizabeth of Arlington, Virginia; Amy Carole Montoya of Austin; Patrick Joseph McDonald of Austin; Andrew Gregg Simpson of Los Angeles, California; Carrie Margaret Simpson and wife Bridgette Marie Farkas of Lewisville; and Stephen Kyle McDonald of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Her great-grandchildren are Edisson Patrick Montoya and Charles Burr McDonald. 

Carole is also survived by two sisters Sherry, and husband John Guice, of Wichita Falls, and Barbara Roberts of Houston.

Funeral services were held Friday April 6, 2018 at Coker Funeral Home. Burial followed at Oakwood Cemetery.

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