Anna Bell Carey


Posted: Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Haines resident Anna Bell Carey died Dec. 23, 2006, peacefully at her home. She was 84.

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She was born to Charles and Anna Wilson on Nov. 17, 1922, in Castle Shannon, Pa.

She was wed in 1988 to William E. Carey of Sarasota, Fla., where they lived until moving to Haines in 1991.

Upon graduating from high school, she went to Center College and the University of Pittsburgh, where she received a bachelor's degree in accounting. At the time of her retirement, she had been executive secretary to the CEO of the Calgon Corp. for 12 years.

She was active in the Emblem Club, American Legion Auxiliary, Ladies Oriental Shrine and Eastern Star.

Family said she would be remembered for her generosity and fondness for the color blue.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Haines Emblem Club No. 463, Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 351, Haines, AK, 99827

She was preceded in death by her husband on Jan. 7, 2006.

She is survived by her half brother, Charles L. Wilson, of Shepherdstown, W.V.; and cousin, Vivian Beltzhoover, of Wilmington, N.C.

A memorial service was held Sunday in Haines. A reception followed at the Elks Lodge. In attendance were all who loved, admired and respected her. Many fond stories and memories of her life were shared at the reception.

She will be greatly missed by all who knew her and loved her, relatives said.

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