SAN ANTONIO—Caroline Jane Collier Kibodeaux, 63, died unexpectedly on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010, while preparing her school library for a new year of learning.
A celebration of her life was held Monday, Aug. 23, in the school library at Alonso S. Perales Elementary in San Antonio.
She was born July 16, 1947, in Abilene, to Leona and William Collier Jr.
Ms. Kibodeaux was a librarian at Alonso S. Perales Elementary School in San Antonio.
Before earning her masters in library science, her education career began by teaching home economics in Georgetown and later in Rockdale. Her love of sewing and menu planning carried her even through the present.
In her work in the San Antonio schools, she was well known for her coordination and motivational efforts in the “Battle of the Bluebonnets,” a competition between San A ntonio school districts to inspire kids to read Bluebonnet Books.
Ms. Kibodeaux enjoyed quilting, reading and family.
She was a member of Oak Hills Church.
Ms. Kibodeaux was preceded in death by her parents, Leona and William Collier Jr.
Survivors are a brother, Bill Collier and his wife Denise of Leander; two daughters, Candy Hunke and husband Eric of Austin, Danielle Reyes of Virginia Beach, Virginia; a son, James Kibodeaux of Rayne, Louisiana; and three granddaughters, Angela Reyes, Alexis Reyes and Erica Hunke.
Memorials may be made to the San Antonio Children’s Shelter (www.chshel.org/index. php/help) or to a children’s organization of one’s choice.