Mary Louise Carper, age 80, of Ocean Pines, Md. passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury.
Born in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late Frank McDonald and Ethel Miller McDonald.
She is survived by her beloved husband of nearly 59 years, William Carper and children, Christopher F. Carper and his wife, Kimberly, of Colorado Springs, Col., and Laura M. Magoon and her husband, John, of Ellicott City, Md. She was an adored grandma to Emily, Dawson and Toby. Also surviving is a niece and a nephew and a host of friends.
Mrs. Carper served as secretary to the president of Columbia Federal Savings and Loan in Washington, D.C. for over 10 years, was a tax preparer for H&R Block in Lanham, Md. and retired as an executive secretary for Northrop Grumman Corporation (formerly Litton Industries) in College Park, Md. in 2002. Mary was an avid tennis player with the Good Luck Ladies Tennis Club and recently began playing again in Ocean Pines. Always active, she was one of the founding couples of the Corvettes of Ocean Pines and a member of the Delmarva Hand Dancing Club. Mary was a member of the Taylorville United Methodist Church where she served as the treasurer of the Women’s Club and a Sunday School teacher. She enjoyed life and especially spending time with her children and grandkids.
A funeral service was held on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at Taylorville United Methodist Church in Berlin, Md. Pastor Terry Fort officiated. Interment followed in Taylorville Church Cemetery.
A donation in her memory may be made in lieu of flowers to Taylorville United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 456 Berlin, Md. 21811.
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