Carvel, Ann Hall

October 28, 2005

ANN HALL VALLIANT CARVEL, age 99, of Laurel, died Monday, October 24, 2005 at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, Delaware. Born in Church Hill, Maryland, she was a daughter of the late 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 3 daughters, Elizabeth "Betty" Carvel Palmer, and her husband Charles, of Millville, Delaware, Barbara Carvel Krahn of Newark, Delaware and Ann Hall House, and her husband David, of Baltimore, Maryland; a son, Edwin Valliant Carvel of San Francisco, California; a brother, James W. Valliant of Centreville, Maryland; 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 will be held at Christ Episcopal Church in Stevensville, Maryland on Tuesday, November 1, 2005 at 10:00 A.M. The Reverend David Green will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: The American Red Cross of the Delmarva Peninsula, P.O. Box 767, Wilmington, DE 19899. Arrangements are being handled by Short Funeral Home of Laurel.

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