Anne Elizabeth (Ware) Carr, 95, recently of Gardiner, previously of California, passed away at the home of her daughter and surrounded by her family Aug. 17, 2013. Visitation and viewing will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at Forest Lawn Mortuary, Willow Room, 21300 Via Verde Drive in Covina, Calif. Graveside services and vault interment will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Covina. Military honors under the auspices of the U.S. Army Funeral Honors Team. Anne Elizabeth Ware was born Sept. 30, 1917, in El Paso, Texas to Joseph Henry and Antonette (Ridgley) Ware. She was raised and educated in Texas having graduated from San Pedro High School in January 1937. She attended Throne Business College in 1947 then on to Edgewood Beauty College in 1959. In 1942, she joined the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps, where she served overseas from August 1944 to November 1945 during the Rhineland Ardennes Campaign in Central Europe. Anne was united in marriage to Melvin LeRoy Carr Sr. May 12, 1946, in Los Angeles, Calif. They were married 46 years when he preceded her in death in 1992. Together they raised two children. She was a busy wife, mother and homemaker. Anne also worked for the U.S. Postal Service from 1960 to 1983, retiring with 23 years of civil service. Among her personal interests she loved to play softball and volleyball. Anne enjoyed working on genealogy and she could play the mandolin. She was a member of the Veteran of Forgein Wars and Daughters of the American Revolution. Anne spent the most recent 20 years enjoying good health and living with her daughter on the coast. She had made many new friends. Her life was an example of love and hard work. She will be missed by all who knew her. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Santino Spadaro of Gardiner; her son and daughter-in-law, Melvin L. Carr Jr. and Paula of Cameron Park, Calif.; as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Local services entrusted to Dunes Memorial Chapel, 541-271-2822. Services in California under the direction of Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Covina.
Source: World, The (Coos Bay, OR) – Wednesday, August 28, 2013