Mrs. Carper was born June 13, 1944 in Tempe, Arizona, the daughter of Harry Allen Boyles, Jr. and Lillian Victoria Cooke Boyles.
She was a lab technician for Drs. Riley, Grove, & Stafford.. She had worked as secretary at Boyce Elementary School.
She was the valedictorian of James Wood High School, Class of 1962. She was a member of Apple Valley Needlethreaders. She had been a 4-H Leader.
She married Thomas B. Carper, Jr. on January 13, 1978 in White Post, Virginia.
Surviving with her husband are her children, Laureen Belford of Laguna Hills, CA, Donna K. Belford of Inwood, WV, Susan Belford of Boyce, VA, Thomas Allen Carper of White Post, VA, and Cathy Lane of Boyce, VA; a brother, Harry Allen Boyles III; and a sister, Beverly Clowser, both of Winchester, VA; and grandchildren, John Thomas Heyl and Kameron Lane, both of Boyce, VA.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 A. M. Thursday, November 11, 2010 at the Enders & Shirley Funeral Home Chapel, Berryville with Rev. Adam Sowder officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Winchester.
Pallbearers will be Jim Mickey, Bryan Conrad, Bob Sell, Sammy Buckley, Corey Hayton, and Charlie Pickett. Honorary pallbearers will be Ed Brown, John Pyne, Ray Geesman, Ralph Shiley, and Skip Levi.
The family will receive friends 6:00 – 9:00 P. M. Wednesday evening at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Stepping Stones Relay for Life, 921 Moose Rd., Berryville, VA 22611, Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork St., Winchester, VA 22601, White Post United Methodist Church, P O Box 8, White Post, VA 22663 or to Boyce Volunteer Fire Company, P O Box 285, Boyce, VA 22620.
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