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Fay Carpenter Garman 89, teacher, was first female council president at St. Paul’s Lutheran
Fay Carpenter Garman, 89, of Lititz passed away Tuesday, March 18 at Luther Acres.
Fay had a career as a teacher starting out in the same one room school house where her mother also taught. She was then involved in bringing speech therapy into the Lancaster area schools before she retired. In retirement and even before, Fay enjoyed travel adventures. She spent time in Europe, the Caribbean and the Holy Land, even riding a camel for her 70th birthday. She and Scott enjoyed taking cruises, having traveled through the Panama Canal and around Cape Horn as well as crossing the Atlantic. Finally Fay has been a lifelong member of Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church. She has the distinction of being the first woman elected as Church Council President and was active on the Church Archives committee for many years. One of the steeple bells was donated by Fay and Scott in honor of her mother.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years: Scott Garman; son Gregory, husband of Vicki Garman, Richmond, Va., and their three children Sarah, Elizabeth and Matthew; and son Jesse, husband of Arlene Garman, New Bern, N.C., and their daughter Abigail.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend Fay’s Life Celebration Funeral Service on Monday, March 31, 2014 at 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s EvangelicalLutheranChurch, 200 W. Orange St., Lititz, with the Rev. James R. Gable, Jr. officiating. Interment will be in Machpelah Cemetery. Friends may call at the Church from 1 p.m. until time of service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the memorial fund at St. Paul’s EvangelicalLutheranChurch, 200 W. Orange St., Lititz, PA17543.
To share a fond memory of Fay, visit lifecelebration.com. Arrangements by Spacht Funeral Home, Ltd., Lititz.