Mrs. Carpenter was born April 30, 1932, in Landis, North Carolina. She was a wife and mother, homemaker, artist, businesswoman and author. She wrote several children’s books and a “Hillbilly Vittles” cookbook. She worked at the Berclair Post Office from February 2002 to June 2007 as the postmaster relief (PMR) and had the Highway Contract Route from Berclair to Beeville for approximately 10 years.
She enjoyed cooking, the mountains and beach, art, reading and music and obtained her general class Amateur Radio license when she was 77. She had been baptized for 47 years and was a full-time Bible teacher of Jehovah’s Witnesses for 25 years. She attended the Springtown Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Survivors include her husband, David Carpenter; daughters, Debbie (Don) Smith Springtown, Dawn (Lee) Bradshaw of Burleson, Delaine (Richard) Hughes of Fort Worth; brother, Harry Menius of Georgia; sister, Margaret Shaver of North Carolina; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and many other relatives and friends.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Fort Worth.
Memorial donations can be made to Christian Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Disaster Relief Fund, 25 Columbia Heights, New York, NY 11201.