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Maria  Carmichael

March 25, 1939 — February 5, 2024

Maria E. Carmichael, affectionately known as "Connie," peacefully departed this world on February 5, 2024, in Abilene, Texas, at the age of 84. Born in Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines, Connie lived a life filled with love, joy, and devotion to her family and community. A visitation will be 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM with the Rosary beginning at 6:00 PM, Wednesday, February 7, 2024 in the Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel, 5750 Hwy 277 South. Friends and family are invited to pay their respects 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Thursday, February 8, 2024 at Elmwood Funeral Home. A memorial mass will be held 10:00 AM on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 837 Jeanette Street, Abilene, Texas. Inurnment will be in Elmwood Memorial Park.

Connie's life took a momentous turn when she crossed paths with Oren Carmichael, a member of the United States Air Force stationed at Clark AFB. Their encounter blossomed into a beautiful love story, and they embarked on a journey together that landed them Abilene, Texas.

As a seamstress, Connie's skilled hands brought beauty and elegance to countless garments. Her dedication to her craft was unwavering, and she continued to sew until her retirement in 2003, leaving behind a legacy of fine craftsmanship and attention to detail.

Beyond her work, Connie found joy in the simple pleasures of life. Whether it was marking numbers off a Bingo card, creating intricate patterns with her sewing machine, or immersing herself in the world of old westerns, Connie's interests were as diverse as they were delightful. A faithful member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Connie found solace and strength in her faith. Her kindness, compassion, and unwavering belief touched the lives of all who knew her.

Above all else, Connie cherished her roles as wife, mother, and grandmother. Her love knew no bounds, and her family was the center of her universe. Her guidance, wisdom, and unconditional love will forever echo in the hearts of those she leaves behind.

She is preceded in death by Oren Carmichael.

Maria is survived by her children, Joann Mumm, Thomas Carmichael, Warren Carmichael, and Mike Carmichael; eight grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and numerous friends.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, February 7, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

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Thursday, February 8, 2024

9:00am - 5:00 pm (Central time)

Elmwood Funeral Home Family Center

5750 US HWY 277 S., Abilene, TX 79606

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Memorial Service

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

837 Jeanette St., Abilene, TX 79602

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