Coral Jeanne Gabaldon

coral gabaldon

November 21, 1956 ~ November 21, 2023

Born in: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Resided in: College Station, Texas

Coral Jeanne Gabaldon, 67 of College Station, passed away Tuesday, November 21, 2023. She was born November 21, 1956 in Santa Fe, New Mexico to Doris Jeanne (Gaussoin) and Tony Luna, Jr.

Coral is survived by her mother Doris Jeanne Luna, husband James Gabaldon of College Station, and son Andrew Steven Gabaldon of Austin. She is preceded in death by her father Tony Luna Jr., son James Michael Gabaldon, and infant daughter Lisa Jeanne Gabaldon. She is also survived by sisters Patricia Luna Chavez and spouse Frank of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Carla Luna Smith and her spouse Steve of Austin. Other surviving relatives include nieces Monica Syverson and her spouse Jon of Albuquerque; Tessa Fujimoto, her spouse Takeshi, and children Leo and Nina of Austin; and Kristen Smith of Dallas. She is preceded in death by niece Maria Chavez.

Coral graduated from Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1974 and attended New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Her career included jobs in various schools as well as Texas A&M University. Coral loved to quilt, travel, and dogs.

Father Brian Eilers will celebrate a Memorial Mass for Coral at 12 noon on Friday, December 15, 2023 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bryan.


Memorial Mass: December 15, 2023 12:00 pm

St. Joseph Catholic Church
507 East 26th Street
Bryan, TX 77803

(979) 822-2721

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  1. With Love and Sorrow I bid you farewell my dear friend. You found humor and joy in so much and spread the joy around to all who knew you. I feel remarkably lucky to have seen you and have a wonderful catching up conversation with you just a few days ago. I hope you always knew how much you were loved and how much you will be missed.

    My deepest condolences to Gabby and Andrew. Love, Lynn McCarl (AKA Mrs. McCarlika)

  2. I was shocked to hear of the passing of Coral. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. I am so sorry for your loss.

  3. Gabby and Andrew, I am sure you know how much happiness Coral gave to others. It always made my day better when I got to get my hug and share a laugh with her. I think of her everyday when I am walking in and out of Mays, the acorns made her so happy! It made me laugh to see her barely moving forward towards the building because she was trying to crunch every acorn.
    I loved her smile, her warmth and her enthusiasm about everything she loved. I pray she is at peace and with Michael, Lisa and all her loved ones that went before her.
    She will live on in the hearts of those who love her.

  4. This world has lost a bright light, a friend who took on the job of making everyone around her smile and feel joyful. I’ll miss our inside jokes and fun stories. I regret letting so much time pass since I saw her, but I loved how we could text out of the blue and continue our conversations.
    I know her family is lost without her, but we all know where she is now.
    Rest in peace, “Carol.”

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