Carol Lee Carpenter, born in Jersey City, New Jersey, on August 8th, 1942, passed away Saturday, August 3rd, 2019, in McLean, Virginia, after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s that had more moments of grace and humor than anyone could hope to expect. Carol had a vibrant life teaching, providing education counseling to members of the military and helping young adults enter college, volunteering on at least three continents, showing her children how to be adults who add rather than subtract, providing a startling number of unexpected happily confused smiles, poking her younger siblings, and making her husband as happy as he made her while still keeping him on his toes. This is, obviously, not a complete accounting of Carol’s life.
Her life will be celebrated Wednesday, August 14th, at the St. Ignatius Loyola Chapel of Holy Trinity Church, in the Georgetown section of Washington, DC. Visitation will begin at 9:30 am with a Mass celebration at 10:30. There will be a reception to follow on the parish premises. Should you wish to demonstrate your appreciation of what Carol gave you, and in lieu of flowers, please donate to the second charity that comes to your mind when you wonder what modest action might make the world a better, happier place and/or The Alzheimer’s Association.