1922 Carol 2015

Carol Hevener

July 10, 1922 — December 27, 2015

HIGHTOWN, VA Carol Lee Hevener, 93, passed away Christmas Day, 2015, in Silver Spring, MD with her family by her side. She was born July 10, 1922 in Barnesville, Minnesota, the daughter of Norwegian immigrant parents, Marie Slette and Haakon Lee. Carol grew up in Duluth, Minnesota graduating from Denfeld High School and Duluth Business College. She was very proud to join the war effort, enlisting in the Women's Army Corps and serving in both the French and German theaters. It was in the latter country that she met her husband, Jacob H. Hevener, and they were married on Aug. 23, 1947. Carol and Jacob spent most of their married life at Jacob's family home in Hightown. Coming from the city, she had to learn to be a farmer's wife and became a consummate gardener, canner, freezer and cook. Carol was a wonderful homemaker, mother, and a major participant in her children's activities at school and church. For a number of years, she helped her husband keep store at Hevener's Store in Hightown. She also worked many years as the secretary at Monterey Elementary School. Carol was a faithful long time member of Pisgah Presbyterian Church. Carol was predeceased by her husband in 2011; by her son, Richard Jacob Hevener in 2000; her dear sister, Helen Rocchio; and two brothers. She is survived by her daughter, Anne Marie Vieira, of Hilton Head, SC; her daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Joseph Baillie of Washington, DC; three grandchildren, Daniel Vieira of Cardiff, CA, Joel Vieira of Mt. Pleasant, SC and Allison Sedwick and husband, Richard of Washington, DC; two great grandchildren, Harper and Peyton Sedwick; nephew, Bob Whitlinger of Boalsburg, PA; nieces, Carolyn Pohowsky and Sharon Hevener, both of Hightown; and several other nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be conducted Tuesday, December 29 at 3 p.m. at Pisgah Presbyterian Church with Rev. C. William "Bill" Cox officiating. There will be a private interment. The family invites attendees to the Hevener home at Hightown for refreshments following the service. Friends wishing to pay their respects, may call throughout the day and into the evening Monday at Obaugh Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Pisgah Presbyterian Church, c/o Debbi Stephenson, 3898 Meadowdale Rd., Monterey, VA, 24465 or the Highland County Volunteer Rescue Squad, PO Box 268, Monterey, VA 24465, or a charity of choice.

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