Carol J. Wells, 81, died March 5, 2012. Wells was well known in the community for her tireless fundraising efforts for the Oak Lawn Library Friends and was a recipient of the A.C. Greene award.

For more than 30 years, she clothed many of Dallas’ children first when she owned Happiness Is in the Quadrangle and years later from her second store, Silhouettes, in Snider Plaza. Wells was most at home when she was running the show. Early in her life, she owned Le Pigalle, the Alley Door and Act IV.

She premiered some of the world’s finest musicians such as Lightnin Hopkins in one of Dallas’ first coffee houses in the 1960s, The Glad Hand.

She was a founding member of the Bet Tsion Synagogue in Richardson, Texas. She is survived by her daughters, Sherry W. Hines, Robin L. Richards; beloved grandchildren David Michael Koye and Sarah Wallace Dodson; adored great grandchildren, Chloe, Hannah, Abby, Lily and Max. She is also survived by the Rehder family, Jerry Price, many loving friends and her trusted companion Lulu. Visitation was on Thursday, March 8, from 6–8 p.m. at Restland Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 9, at 3:30 p.m. in Restland Memorial Chapel. Following the services on Friday, a reception will be held at the Oak Lawn Library on Cedar Springs. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Oak Lawn Library Friends at 4100 Cedar Springs, Dallas, Texas 75219.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition March 9, 2012.