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Gabriel Carey Memorial Service



Memorial Services will be held by her MCCDC Family, Palm Sunday
March 29th, 1PM in the MCCDC Sanctuary. For more information please contact MCCDC at or 202-638-7373.

Catharine Gabriel Carey, 69, a writer and educator died February 4, ten days shy of her 70th birthday, after a brief battle with cancer.

Dr. Carey was an enthusiastic English professor and passionate writer. She received true joy working with students, particularly on their writing skills. She is a long-time member of the National Writing Project, a grassroots organization for teachers
who write.

Dr. Carey taught high school English in Fairfax County, Virginia for many years. After earning her Ph.D. in 19th Century British Literature from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Dr. Carey taught at colleges/universities in Texas, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C.

Always interested in expanding her professional horizons, Dr. Carey spent several years working at the Nanyang Girls High School and the Hwa Chong Institution in Singapore where she served as a teacher trainer and curriculum developer for the Ministry of Education. Dr. Carey also trained teachers in Doha, Qatar.

Dr. Carey’s most recent post was with KIMEP University in Almaty, Kazakhstan where she was an associate professor.

Her career research included: teacher development, teaching writing and literature, composition studies, psychological issues in literary studies, feminist studies, and international film.

Raised in San Antonio, Texas, Dr. Carey enjoyed trips back to her hometown-visiting friends and eating authentic Mexican food and barbeque.

Along with travel and her academic work Dr. Carey, “Katydid,” also received great pleasure from her three daughters, two sons in law and her eight
grandchildren. Playing Scrabble and baking were activities enjoyed by all. Visits to art museums, the ballet, and opera were always on her “favorites” list.

She is fondly beloved and remembered by family, friends and beloveds in the many communities that filled her life and the many lives she touched.