Carol Safran
Carol Safran
  • April 9, 1946 - December 18, 2015
  • Houston, Texas

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Carol Safran was born on April 9th, 1946 in Brooklyn, NY to parents Gertrude and Benjamin Safran, and brother, Jack. She died in the late evening of December 18th, 2015. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend.

Carol formed instantaneous and lasting connections wherever she went: across cultures, languages and the five continents on which she travelled. She cherished journeys off the beaten path and the people she met there.

She attended Barnard College at the age of 16, and continued on to Harvard, where she earned her Masters in Teaching. She taught high school French, and was once chastised for being "belligerent and original," a label she wore with pride. She then joined the NYC Government where she enjoyed the panache and bravado of city politics.

She met and married Richard Myers and together they moved from New York to Boston and Boston to Houston. They had two boys, Nolan and David, and created a family that loved to talk, tell jokes, and play games late into the night.

Plucky and determined, Carol always fought for the best deal. For her family, she negotiated great doctors, schools and vacations. As a grant reviewer, she contributed significantly to charitable organizations throughout Houston. As a college advisor, she helped many young people find and blaze their path.

Carol was deeply honored when friends, family, and even strangers, confided in her. Empathic and curious, she made life-long friends at every stage. She was willful and irreverent, bawdy and witty. She loved the ocean and made a point to walk on the beach for hours whenever possible. She truly enjoyed being alive.

Charitable contributions in memory of Carol may be made to The Rose, an organization with which she developed a strong working relationship through her grant reviews, and which helps women in Houston access quality breast health care.