Carolyn “Cally” Johnson Kruger was born May 15, 1937, in Sabinal, Texas to Peter Wilbur “PW” Johnson and Lillian Wray Johnson. Carolyn passed away on July 30, 2020, of natural causes in Desoto, Texas.
She graduated in 1955 from the Sabinal High School in Sabinal, Texas. She had a special love of music, and she was the Head Drum Major during her years in Sabinal High School, which was something she cherished.
She graduated from the Southwest State Texas University in 1971 with a degree in Elementary Education. She received her Master’s Degree in Education from Prairie View A&M University.
She taught with the Cuero Independent School District and the Nixon Independent School District, beginning in 1971 and retired from the Nixon ISD after a successful teaching career.
Carolyn was currently a member of the First Methodist Church of Red Oak. She had a deep love of music and had a beautiful voice. She sang in the choirs of the Cuero First United Methodist Church, the Smiley First United Methodist Church and the Red Oak First Methodist Church choirs, joining her family in the congregation for the sermons.
She loved dancing and swimming in the clear river at Garner State Park, and going to her Johnson family reunions every year with all her family and friends at the Frio River in Concan, Texas.
Carolyn is survived by sister Beverly Johnson Peters, of Corpus Christi, Texas; her son Dr. William Neal Kruger, of College Station, Texas; daughter Kally Karlene Kruger Robbins, of Red Oak, Texas; grandsons William Neal “Tres” Kruger III, of College Station, Texas, Robert Samuel Robbins, of Red Oak, Texas and William Blake Robbins, of Red Oak, Texas; and granddaughters Kenedi Gail Kruger, of Austin, Texas, and Presli Lorraine Kruger, of College Station, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, William Neal “Bill” Kruger, her brother Wilbur Wray Johnson, and her brother Dr. James A. Johnson.
Special appreciation and gratitude go to the Springbrook Living Center and the Loving Home Center of Desoto, Texas.
Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and The Living Waters Church of Utopia, Texas.
Services will be held at the Sabinal Cemetery in Sabinal, Texas, on August 5, 2020, at 1:00 pm, and arranged by Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary, in Uvalde.