Carrie Lynn Jacobs, 44, of Amarillo, passed away on Thursday, November 10, 2022. Celebration of Life Services will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at Hillside Christian Church, 6100 Soncy, with Pastor Chris Condit officiating. Private family burial will take place at Memory Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM on Tuesday at Cox-Rowley Funeral Home, 4180 Canyon Drive. Services will be livestreamed, and can be accessed by following the link provided. https://us06web.zoom.us/j/8063731539?pwd=WGpZN29wamN1NVpYeHN3Nmc0OHhWUT09#success (Password - 4Cargle)
Carrie was born on June 14th, 1978 to Ken & Sondra Cargle in Amarillo, Texas and grew up in Canyon. Their family was complete with the birth of Jessica in 1986. In 1988, Carrie moved to Amarillo and finished elementary school at Puckett Elementary, where she met friends who have remained friends until this day. She attended Bonham Middle School and Amarillo High, graduating in 1996. She attended WTAMU, where she was a member of the sorority Delta Zeta, and became the president. She met the love of her life, Chad Jacobs, in 1996, and they dated all through college, where Chad would never have graduated without Carrie’s help. She received her bachelor’s degree in social work in 2000 and married right after graduation. She then received her master’s degree in social work in 2001 from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Carrie went to work at the Pampa General Hospital as a social worker, followed by working at Northwest Texas Hospital as a discharge planner, where she also met lifelong friends. She then went to the J.O. Wyatt Clinic, where she took care of low-income patients and worked with the homeless community. She transitioned to Hospice Care of the Southwest, where she began doing Medicare home health and then changed to hospice care. Collin Jacobs was born August 15, 2005, and she entered motherhood, her most treasured occupation. In 2006, she joined the family business, Goodcare Health Services, where she continued to work until the time of her death.
At Goodcare, Carrie found her true passion in life, taking care of the disabled and elderly. She wanted her clients to be able to stay home with their families in the comfort of their own homes and she worked tirelessly on their behalf.
On December 7, 2010, Chad and Carrie celebrated the birth of their daughter, Caitlyn Jacobs, and their family was complete. She embraced motherhood in such a way that her children became the focus of her life. No matter how busy she was at Goodcare, she always made time to be their advocate and she rarely missed any of their activities.
Carrie was very active in her community, having served on the American Cancer Society board. Along with her parents, she co-chaired the Cattle Baron’s Ball for two years. As part of the Senior Ambassadors’ Coalition, she also chaired the Senior Fall Festival for over 10 years. She was active in the local social workers’ association, both as a member and as the chair. Not only did she serve her local community, but she served on committees and the board of the Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice for many years, where she met fellow colleagues who shared her passion for home health. She was also the treasurer of the Tascosa High School golf team.
She and Chad made many wonderful friends at the Tascosa Golf Club and maintained special friendships since joining the club in 2011.
Carrie spent many years advocating for the well-being of the seniors of our community. She was a beloved daughter, a ride-or-die sister, a devoted wife, and a loving and fierce “Mama Bear” for her children. Her sudden passing has left a hole in the lives of those she loved that will never be filled.
She was preceded in death by grandparents, Ed and Dorothy Hertel; grandfather, Charles Camplen; and grandfather, Ray Cargle.
Survivors include her husband, Chad Jacobs; her son, Collin Jacobs; her daughter, Caitlyn Jacobs; her parents, Ken and Sondra Cargle of Amarillo; her sister, Jessica Davis and husband James, and their sons, Jude, Jones, Jax, Jett, and Jay, of Allen, TX; her grandmother, Catherine Camplen of Dallas; and multiple cousins. Carrie is also survived by many many friends.
The family suggests memorial donations may be made to Goodcare Foundation, 4107 SW 49th Ave, Amarillo, TX 79109; or to American Cancer Society, at www.cancer.org; or to Hope and Healing Place, 1721 S. Tyler St. Amarillo, TX 79102.