Obit — Mary Frances Carpenter |

Obit — Mary Frances Carpenter

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Nov. 13 for Mary Frances Carpenter, who died Nov. 6, 2002, at Byron, Calif. She was 63.

Mrs. Carpenter was born Feb. 10 1939, at Buffalo, N.Y. She moved to South Lake Tahoe with her husband when he retired in 1989. She was a homemaker for 42 years and supported her husband in the many clubs he belonged to, including the Knights of Columbus, Elks, VFW and American Legion. She served the country in the U.S. Navy at Great Lakes, Ill.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Andrew F. Carpenter of South Lake Tahoe and Byron, Calif.; son, David Gonzales of West Covina, Calif.; son and daughter-in-law, Kevin A. and Lynn Carpenter of Brentwood, Calif.; daughter, Rita Mae “Penny” Clough of Las Vegas, Nev.; daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah P. and Richard Irwin of Ontario, Calif., Denise P. and Kenneth Westervoorde of West Covina, and Mary Ellen and Elder Camp of Poway, Calif.; brother, Joseph J. Fitzsimmons of Hilton Head, S.C.; sisters, Ellen Johnson of No. Tonawanda, N.Y., Ann Glavey of Buffalo, N.Y., and Patricia Fitzsimmons of Hilton Head; 17 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12 and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Nov. 13, both at St. Theresa Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Happy Homestead Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations in Mrs. Carpenter’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Aid Society of Northern California, P.O. Box 1824, Sacramento, CA 95812.

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