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“I can't belive it's been a year since Carol moved on from us. I still think of her as here. What a beautiful woman, I feel blessed to have known...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Kate Hoermann - austin, TX

“I was so sorry to learn of Carols death. I knew her and her brother Bobby in 1977 and had lost track of them both. My sympathy- Anne ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: Anne Chida - St. Louis, MO

“I enjoyed working with Carol at the Round Rock Health Clinic. ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Katherine Meyer, FNP - Round Rock, TX

“Carol and Ken provided my family's medical care for several years in the mid-1980s. Today is my daughter's 24th birthday. Ken was both my GP and...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Susan Aulds - Austi, TX

“I am stunned and deeply grieved of her passing. I knew of her through my sister's family, Robbie and Clive Luke. she took care of them with the...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Fran Goforth - Birmingham, AL

“Ken,I was so sorry to hear of your loss. ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Kerza Prewitt - Austin, TX

“There are times when we feel those “awkward pauses,” when we want to fill up the empty space with words. But then there are those beautiful times...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Karen Nyberg - Austin, TX

“Dear Nicole,My heart goes out to you, Chris and Ken during this difficult time. I hope you and your family can find some peace in knowing how much...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Cyndi Kim - Los Angeles, CA

“I have had the priviledge of knowing and having Carol as a mentor for over 10 years. She was an inspiration to all she came in contact with. We are...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Sue Johsnton - Belton, TX

“Ken, my thoughts are with you. Carol changed my life with her advice and counsel and knowledge about depression. I will be forever grateful. Lindsey ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Lindsey lane - austin, TX

“I will always hold Carol in my heart. I had the honor of knowing Carol while our daughters grew up together. Since our daughters shared the same...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Nora Martin - Austin, TX

“She was a great lady, and I liked her a lot. And, what a great family. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: David Smith - Austin, TX

Carolyn Jean Cody Jan. 7, I952 - Oct. 17, 2006 Carol passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on October 17, 2006. She was born January 7, 1952, the daughter of Katherine Lorraine Hunt and Billy J. Contine in Carlsbad, New Mexico. A longtime resident of Austin, Carol received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Texas, and completed the Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. A nurse practitioner, Carol helped thousands of Austin residents heal physically and spiritually for over twenty-five years at the People's Community Clinic, the Fifth Street Family Practice and Central Family Practice. Carol envisioned a place that would nurture and care for people with AIDS and their families. She worked for years to realize that dream; planning the program and securing funding for construction. Christopher House, an inpatient care center for patients who were too ill to be at home but too well to be in the hospital, opened its doors in 1993. Christopher House is still open and continues to serve the Austin community. Her healing touch extended well beyond the Austin community. In 2004 she traveled to Katmandu, Nepal to provide care to patients at a local clinic. She continued to support that community even after returning to Austin. Carol was a member of numerous professional organizations, including the Texas Coalition of Nurses, the Texas Nurse Practitioners, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the Austin Area Nurse Practitioner Alliance and the Texas Nurses Association. She was instrumental in obtaining prescriptive authority for nurse practitioners in the State of Texas. She served as a board member for SafePlace. She was also a member of St. Austin's Catholic Church. Carol was preceded in death by her mother and father and by her brother, Bobby Contine. She is survived by her husband, Ken Blair; children, Nicole Blair, Christopher Cody and John J. Verso; siblings, Bill Contine and Linda Reiff; her former husband, Stephen Michael Cody, as well as by countless friends and loved ones. A viewing will be held on Friday, October 20, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 North Lamar. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, October 22 at 2:00 p.m. at Hospice Austin's Christopher House, 2820 East Martin Luther King Boulevard. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations he made to Hospice Austin's Christopher House, (800) 445-3261.