|Birth: ||Jul. 11, 1906|
Queen Anne's County
|Death: ||Oct. 24, 2005|
Ann Hall (Valliant) Carvel, age 99, of Laurel DE, died Monday, October 24, 2005 at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford DE.
Born in Church Hill MD, she was a daughter of E S and Nellie (Hall) Valliant. Mrs Carvel was a longtime member of St Philip's Episcopal Church in Laurel. She was a proud homemaker who was very talented with her handiwork: enjoying needlepoint, embroidery, crewel work and smocking. The clothing and sweaters she made for her children and grandchildren were special to her. She enjoyed spending time with family and was a Den Mother for the Laurel Cub Scout Pack in the 1940s. She was an accomplished pianist and was fond of the Steinway baby grand piano that was purchased many years ago. She was very active with the American Cancer Society and led the cancer fundraising in Laurel. She and her husband, former Governor of Delaware, Elbert N Carvel, loved spending time at the family farm on the Chesapeake Bay on Kent Island, always looking forward to the 4th of July celebrations with all of her family at the farm. Her love of photography captured many of these family memories.
She is survived by daughters, Elizabeth "Betty" Carvel Palmer (her husband Charles) of Millville DE, Barbara Carvel Krahn of Newark DE (her husband David); a son, Edwin Valliant Carvel of San Francisco CA; a brother, James W Valliant of Centreville MD; six grandchildren, Lisa Palmer, Drew Palmer, Daphne Soroka, Brooke Palmer, Dylan Palmer, and Beatrice Saviola-Wheeler; and eight great-grandchildren, Heather, Leslie, and Katelyn Palmer, Phoebe and Desmond Soroka, Lucy Bull, John Parker Valliant Wheeler and Patrick Christian Carvel Wheeler.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, former Governor Elbert N Carvel; a brother, Edwin Stephens Valliant Jr, and three sisters, Peggy Foreman, Mildred Valliant and Mary Crowther.
A funeral service was held at Christ Episcopal Church in Stevensville MD on Tuesday, November 1, 2005 at 10:00 am. Rev David Green officiated the service.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made:
The American Red Cross of Delmarva Peninsula
PO Box 767
Wilmington DE 19899
Elbert Nostrand Carvel (1910 - 2005)
Elizabeth Carvel Palmer (1934 - 2013)*
Carvel Family Cemetery
Queen Anne's County
Created by: Mémoriaux Atlantique
Record added: May 30, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 111451606