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Carey, Maudine "Dena" E.

April 24, 1933 –
 June 12, 2019


Maudine Eloise Carey passed away peacefully Wednesday, June 12, 2019 in an assisted living home in Plano Texas.

Born in Bonham Texas in 1933, Maudine leaves behind a loving husband of 58 years, Lieutenant General Richard Edward Carey USMC retired, along with children William and Julie Carey, Paul and Cindy Carey, Bob and Janet Carey, Tamara and Jan Solum, and sons M. Scott, and Michael Ramsey. She was predeceased by her youngest daughter Melody. She is survived by grand and great grandchildren Mindy, Brittany, Tabatha, Robert, Amy, Cole, Paul Eugene, Kristin, Gabriel, Michael, Grayson, Eden, Hudson, and Justice.

Maudine, nicknamed Dena, a pure stature of a woman; had the smile of a Princess, the grace of a Queen, and a laugh that could melt a King. Dena was a perfect wife with style and finesse, not only in her flawless wardrobes but also in her home. As a military wife, she could throw the parties of all parties and be the belle of the ball at the same time. She stood fierce and strong behind her husband and supported his 38 years in the Marine Corps. She raised and nurtured seven successful children all could not have asked for a better mother and best friend. Her love of dancing, golf, homemaking, travel, and storytelling left you eager to be around her. Her Loving soul, generosity, and true compassion for people and family was her trademark.

Dena fell ill with Alzheimer’s disease over 14 years ago and slowly left us with pure Grace and selfless bravery.

Outstanding wife, mother, grandmother, and friend with a golden heart, has left our hearts broken. God proved to us that he only takes the best!


Funeral services will be held at Prestonwood Baptist Church, 6801 W. Park Blvd., Plano, TX 75093 on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 9:15am in the chapel, with funeral procession to Dallas-Ft. Worth National Cemetery to immediately follow.

Flowers can be sent to the Prestonwood Church Chapel at 8AM to 9AM Tuesday, June 18th. If you prefer, in lieu of flowers, the family ask that you please donate to the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation, ARPF, 11901 E. Coronado Rd., Tucson, AZ 85749.



Arrangements under the direction of:

Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home

19310 Preston Road

Dallas, Texas 75252

(214) 306-6700

    Michael Norton
    16 Jun 2019

    I Love You Mom!

    Comander Glen Ayers
    16 Jun 2019

    On behalf of Post 4380 Plano Texas Commander Glen Ayers sends our sincere condolences to General Richard Carey and family .The general who is a lifetime honorary member of our post and Mrs.Carey “Dena” Who was a lifetime member of our auxiliary.Also On a personal note I was privileged and honored to teach their granddaughter Brittany at beyond high school spring creek college campus.Her father is also a lifetime member of our post. I was with her when she got her first job.She was a joy and delight to teach.If Post 4380 can assist in any way please let us know.

    J & Robin Logue
    17 Jun 2019

    The loss of a lady full of class and love that will be missed by all. Our thoughts and condolences to the friends and family may God be with you during this very difficult time. God bless you.

    Chris, Shelly & Tiffany Gallucci
    18 Jun 2019

    Our thoughts and prayers to the Carey family.

    Kirti Khalsa
    22 Jun 2019

    On behalf of ARPF, please accept our condolences for our loss.

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