Holly Nicole Carbrey

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February 7, 2001 - January 6, 2019
Born in St. Louis, MO
Resided in St. Charles, MO

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Holly Nicole Carbrey of Saint Charles, MO, departed much too soon on Sunday, January 6, 2019, at the age of 17. Beloved daughter of Brian and Shelli Carbrey; loving sister of Danielle Carbrey, Kaitlyn Carbrey, Brianna Carbrey; treasured granddaughter of Joseph and Sandra Schreck and Michael and Diane Carbrey; adored niece of Dawn Bockelkamp, Joseph (Christy Jefferies) Schreck, Martin (Lynn Simmons) Carbrey, and Marla (Chris) Galati; cherished Goddaughter of Christine Sauer; and dear cousin and friend to many. She is greeted with a warm hug by her Godfather Rick Bockelkamp in heaven.

Holly attended Francis Howell Central High School where she was a senior.  She enjoyed being in the band and choir and loved arts and crafts. Holly's favorite movies were Mama Mia (which she knew every song), Grease, and Barbie Island Princess just to name a few. She was tremendously unique young lady with a beautiful smile who loved life, especially camping outdoors, and riding horses at Therapeutic Horsemanship. Nothing would stop her.

Holly will be remembered for her sweet and loving personality that brought so much joy to her family. She had many friends and never met a stranger. She was a gift that we were blessed to have for 17 years, just shy of 18. Holly will always be in our thoughts and hearts forever.

Memorials may be made in Holly’s name to the TREE House of Greater St. Louis.

Guestbook Entries

  1. John & Kelly Shillito January 7, 2019 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    We are so sorry to hear about Holly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, with all the Carbrey and Schreck families. Blessed be to God our Almighty Father, who has lovingly accepted Holly into His Kingdom. May his peace and comfort come upon your family in this sorrowful time.

  2. Tammy Criscuolo Gamble January 7, 2019 at 4:40 pm - Reply

    candle 4She will always be sweet little Holly to Gianna and I.

  3. David German January 7, 2019 at 4:41 pm - Reply

    So sorry and shocked at Holly’s passing. All the staff here at Mercy Wound Care send their thoughts and prayers to your family. Holly became one of our family as well. I am sure she is looking down now with love and smiles for everyone. God Bless.

  4. Gary and Ronda Jacquin January 7, 2019 at 4:45 pm - Reply

    candle 6Our deepest sympathies. Prayers for Holly and your family. May Almighty God let his face shine upon her for all eternity.

  5. Heather Bockelkamp January 7, 2019 at 4:47 pm - Reply

    candle 2I miss you more with every second that passes by. My sister you will always be. I love you more then you could ever know. I love you to the moon and back infinity and beyond. Until we meet again sweet girl I love you always … sissy

  6. Amber wagner January 7, 2019 at 4:56 pm - Reply

    candle 2So very sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. We love you very much

  7. Dawn M Bockelkamp January 7, 2019 at 4:57 pm - Reply

    To my loving niece holly,
    You will forever be in my heart and mind. I kept my promise to your god fodder. The best that I could. To help you and your parents. I was so honored to be your aunt.
    Rest in peace . Until we meet again.
    Love you to the moon and back
    Aunt Dawn

  8. Mary shawki January 7, 2019 at 5:01 pm - Reply

    candle 2She will be dearly missed as a friend and neighbor my deepest prayers go to her family may God comfort you in your time of need

  9. Stephen Bequette January 7, 2019 at 5:10 pm - Reply

    candle 7I Am Truly Sorry To Hear About Hollys Passing My Thoughts And Prayers Are With You All At This Difficult Time I Can See She Had A Great Smile And Good Personality And Impacted So Many She Will Be Missed And Not Forgotten You Will Always Be Remember And Everyones Hearts #GodSpeed #FlyHigh

  10. Stacey Ardizzone January 7, 2019 at 5:11 pm - Reply

    Holly was a sweey young lady that I had the pleasure ofmeeting many years ago at the BDSRA conferences! I remember her laugh and her spirit the most! She will be missed!

  11. Jill Kitta January 7, 2019 at 6:26 pm - Reply

    To the Carbrey family, my heart is broken. I had the pleasure of watching your kids, Shelli, in the nursery when you taught PSR at St. Joe’s. Prayers for all of you! RIP Holly.

  12. Clif Davies January 7, 2019 at 7:09 pm - Reply

    candle 5Holly’s wonderful smile will be sorely missed here on earth, but she has surely be welcomed with open arms in heaven. I will cherish the find memories of joking with her in the Carbery kitchen!

  13. Laura Dallas January 7, 2019 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    candle 4With a mother’s strong love
    you shelter us in your shadow, Lord
    and you mourn as we do the death of Holly.
    Hold Holly gently in your hand
    and help us to await in joyful hope
    the resurrection of the dead
    and the life of the world to come.
    -Gabe Huck

    Maybe I’ll let your mom beat me at Bunco next month. She probably will since you will be with her always. Love you Holly.

  14. Donna & Rich Jameson January 7, 2019 at 7:57 pm - Reply

    candle 2So very sorry for your loss Carbrey family. Holly was a treasure and a blessing and will be sorely missed by all. Sending many prayers during this difficult time. R.I.P. sweet Holly.

  15. Anne Peters January 7, 2019 at 8:01 pm - Reply

    candle 2You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you.

  16. Hannah snyder January 7, 2019 at 8:04 pm - Reply

    candle 7She was so nice r.i.p

  17. Hailey Howerton January 7, 2019 at 8:12 pm - Reply

    candle 6I love you all so much. I’m so deeply sorry you lost such a beautiful soul. Holly smiles and her personality is something one can never forget. I will never forget all the wonderful memories I had with her. I will cherish them forever. And I will always be here for you guys. Love you

  18. The Hawley’s (Bob, Melinda and Madison) January 7, 2019 at 8:20 pm - Reply

    candle 8Our heartfelt sympathies go out to the entire family.

  19. Breanna O’Neal January 7, 2019 at 8:25 pm - Reply

    I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family

  20. Cristina January 7, 2019 at 9:03 pm - Reply

    candle 5So sorry for your loss😥
    I will pray for your family!🙏🏻😥❤️

  21. The Brnjacs January 7, 2019 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Our deepest sympathy to all of you.
    Bart and Ellen Brnjac

  22. Samantha Edwards January 7, 2019 at 9:36 pm - Reply

    candle 2Marty and Lynn . Do sorry for your loss. Heaven gained an angel.

  23. Enrique Leon January 8, 2019 at 5:56 am - Reply

    candle 7My deepest and most heartfelt condolences to both of you. God bless you for the precious life you gave your daughter and his child while she was with you here on earth. All of us will be reunited one day in heaven to share the love we have because that love lives forever.

    For Holly: “God bless you, keep you safe and happy in heaven. Know you left a mark here on earth imprinted on those you touched.”

    For the parents: May you find peace in your hearts and soul and when you struggle to make sense of the difficult moments pray “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference…”

  24. Janet Doll January 8, 2019 at 8:04 am - Reply

    Prayers for all of you has you celebrate the life and death of Holly.

  25. Julie Hammond January 8, 2019 at 8:09 am - Reply

    candle 4Sending Prayers to the entire family. Can not imagine losing a child. Peace, Love and Comfort be with you all.

  26. Carole Gassel January 8, 2019 at 8:51 am - Reply

    So sorry to hear of the loss of Holly. My prayers to the family of a dear child. She surly is in heaven. Love Carole

  27. Jeff & Jean Polus January 8, 2019 at 9:33 am - Reply

    candle 7Our deepest sympathies. Our hearts and prayers go out for Holly and your family.

  28. Beth Schwartze January 8, 2019 at 11:12 am - Reply

    You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  29. Bev & Bob Kemper January 8, 2019 at 11:16 am - Reply

    To the truly amazing Carbrey family,
    May God’s loving arms encircle each of you during this extremely difficult time.
    We are so sincerely sorry for the loss of your special daughter.
    Bev & Bob Kemper

  30. Nancy Carney January 8, 2019 at 11:18 am - Reply

    candle 3Holly will be missed by many. She was always so bright and full of energy as I remember her in the earlier days. My heart goes out to her entire family as you enter these next days, weeks and months. But through many thoughts and prayers, you will all endure the painful days ahead of you by remembering all of the wonderful memories with Holly to carry you through the hard times. May God Bless all of you during these times.

  31. Nancy Carney January 8, 2019 at 11:35 am - Reply

    candle 3Holly will be sincerely missed by many. I remember her most through her earlier years to always be full of energy and always smiling and happy. I am sure these last months and probably several years as well have been difficult, nothing will compare to the days, weeks and months that lie ahead of all of you without her. But through many thoughts and prayers from many friends and family, you will take one day at a time and be able to remember all the wonderful memories of Holly through the years and get through each day. God Bless each of you during this time and he will carry all of you though these days to brighter ones once again.

  32. Ashley Peterson January 8, 2019 at 1:35 pm - Reply

    candle 2Im sure words can’t even begin to describe the pain you guys must be going through right now. I write this through tears as we speak.
    Holly was the most kind-hearted, free-spirited, jolly little stinker I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting and she truly made the world a better place with her contagious smile.

  33. Ken Henson January 8, 2019 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    candle 1I am so sorry to hear about the loss of such a fine young lady. Even in times when she was not feeling well, she was still such a nice young lady & positive to those around her. I only wish I had the same skill set that she has displayed of being in good spirits when not feeling well! My thoughts and prayers are with all family and friends. It is for sure that Central High School will truly miss Holly.
    With Sympathy, Ken Henson

  34. Melissa Halloran January 8, 2019 at 3:52 pm - Reply

    candle 8Holly was a bright light in the All of Us Club at FHC. The kids loved to see her laugh. From Nate’s silly antics to Hayden’s sneeze – Holly laughed at it all. Our favorite memories include decorating the big van for Homecoming and throwing candy from the windows. I remember vividly yelling out to the crowd while tossing treats – there was Holly’s soft voice in the back Hi Kids! We had some good times and good laughs in the club. I hope you’re throwing real snowballs in heaven. Thank you for being a part of it. Always a Spartan – Holly girl.

  35. Patricia January 8, 2019 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    candle 8Rest in peace beautiful angel

  36. Anna-Marie & A. Keith Oestereich January 8, 2019 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    candle 2We were so sad about Holly, she is now free of her encumbrances. Our thoughts are with Shelli, Brian and the family at such a tough time, we are thinking about you all.

  37. Bill, Carol, Jonathon, Will, Jacob Birdsell January 8, 2019 at 9:47 pm - Reply

    All our thoughts and prayers are with you now and always!

  38. Karen Oestereich and Family January 8, 2019 at 10:09 pm - Reply

    candle 1We are so sorry for your family. We are sending prayers to all of you. Holly is now with everyone that has gone before her with loving arms reaching out to her. Hugs and kisses to all of you.

  39. Dan Toberman January 9, 2019 at 9:06 am - Reply

    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you.
    Dan, Kathy, Jake, and Joe

  40. Jerry and Diana Barbero January 9, 2019 at 9:17 am - Reply

    Mike, Diane and family,

    Such heartbreaking news to hear about Holly’s passing. Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family.

    Jerry and Diana Barbero

  41. Mike Rusert January 9, 2019 at 9:18 am - Reply

    Brian, My heart goes out to you and your family as you deal with this tragic loss of your daughter. May the Lord grasp Holly in his arms and provide healing for your family in this time of need.

  42. Steve Harman January 9, 2019 at 9:24 am - Reply

    candle 7So very sorry for your loss. Although I had not met her, I have no doubt she was an amazing person just like her parents. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  43. Tom & Carol Croft January 9, 2019 at 3:28 pm - Reply

    Brian and Shelli, we are so sorry for the loss of sweet little Holly. We will always remember her as full of life, love, and energy. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  44. Sandy Keyser January 9, 2019 at 3:58 pm - Reply

    candle 5I am so sorry to hear about Holly’s passing. She was as ornery as myself and always managed to make me laugh. Even though she is no longer physically with us, her spirit will forever remain with us. it was definitely an honor and privilege to have been touched by her. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  45. Hal Knight January 9, 2019 at 4:38 pm - Reply

    candle 8I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  46. Kent and Kathie Smith January 9, 2019 at 4:41 pm - Reply

    Mike and Diane, We were deeply saddened to see Holly’s obituary on Baue. Brian and Shelli and Holly’s sisters and all of your family must be struggling with the loss of a daughter and sister and grandchild. She sounds like a brave girl that chose to embrace life and for that you must all be proud. Our deepest sympathy to all the family. Sincerely, Kent and Kathie Smith

  47. Ms. Peggy Wolf January 9, 2019 at 4:44 pm - Reply

    My thoughts and prayers for Holly and the family! Holly rode my school bus a number of years at Bryan Middle School and then again at Francis Howell Central! She was a joy to have on the bus and always one of my favorites!! 🙏😔

  48. Sherry Koenig January 9, 2019 at 5:17 pm - Reply

    candle 2Such a beautiful bright star 🌟. She will shine bright in heaven now Shelli. God has made this light all perfect again, and she will keep watch over you all🙏💕

  49. Pat Ritchie January 9, 2019 at 5:35 pm - Reply

    I knew Holly thru Central Elementary a sweet little gal who had that big smile everyday as she came thru the lunch line so Holly RIP Shelli my thoughts and prayers are with u all

  50. Nate Lee January 9, 2019 at 5:54 pm - Reply

    candle 7I am so sorry for your loss, Brian. Thoughts, prayers, and deepest sympathy for you and your family.
    -Nate Lee

  51. Robin Sherrill January 9, 2019 at 8:13 pm - Reply

    Mike, Diane and family, I was so sorry to hear about precious Holly’s home-going to her heavenly Father. My prayers for all of you as you draw on the memories of this beautiful young lady. Prayers for healing, and peace. I am truly sorry for your loss. I know Holly is running, singing, and blessing everybody with her smile and precious spirit.
    God bless you all,
    Cousin in California

  52. Kelly Petersen January 10, 2019 at 6:48 am - Reply

    No words can express the pain and loss you are experiencing without Holly. I will always remember her strength, courage, and beautiful smiles everyday. I will keep your family in my prayers and may God give you the strength you need for each day.

  53. John and Mary Jane Gresham January 10, 2019 at 7:30 am - Reply

    candle 2John and I regret that we are unable to support you by our attendance at Holly’s funeral. We are so far away now. We offer mass for her and your family, to be said here in AnnArbor at Christ the King parish. You are continually in our prayers this week. We love you all.

  54. David Regalado January 10, 2019 at 9:08 am - Reply

    candle 8Our thoughts and prayers to the family…The Regalado’s…David, Renata, Gabriella, and Andrew

  55. McDevitt January 10, 2019 at 9:35 am - Reply

    On January 6th, the Epiphany, a powerful religious experience, Holly met her Almighty King. May Holly rest in peace surrounded in his Holy Light.

    God Bless You and your Family,
    Merripat and Bill McDevitt

  56. McDevitt January 10, 2019 at 9:46 am - Reply

    On January 6th, the Epiphany, a powerful religious experience, Holly Nicole met her Almighty King. May Holly rest in peace surrounded in His Holy Light.

    God Bless You and your Family,
    Merripat and Bill McDevitt

  57. Love the Cartwrights January 11, 2019 at 9:27 am - Reply

    We are truly sad that you all have to go through this difficult time. Holly will be missed. Please know you all are in our thoughts, hearts & prayers.
    Jeff, Kathy, Chris,
    Marykate & Piero

  58. Phil and Carolyn Callahan January 11, 2019 at 2:01 pm - Reply

    candle 4We never met Holly, but can see that she radiated charm and happiness through her infectious smile. This will be her legacy for which she will be remembered. Heaven is blessed to receive such a lovely angel. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.

  59. Keryl Harris January 11, 2019 at 2:32 pm - Reply

    candle 1We are so sorry for your loss. She is with God and lighting up Heaven. I pray God will give you strength to get through this very sad time.

  60. Becky Swaykus January 14, 2019 at 1:31 pm - Reply

    candle 5Brian, I am so sorry for your loss. I never met Holly, but her picture conveys the spirit of a vivacious, warm and friendly young woman. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  62. Sheilah Sutberry January 23, 2019 at 7:43 pm - Reply

    Brian, Shelli, and the girls, my heart is hurting for all of you. Holly was such a sweet girl and always wore a smile. I will always remember her riding her toy horse around the house. I pray that God gives you strength to get through this sad time. Know you are in my prayers, always.

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