Ca­role N. (Bai­ley) Himes, 75

The Mercury (Pottstown, PA) - - OBITUARIES -

Ca­role N. (Bai­ley) Himes, 75, de­voted wife of the late Robert E. Himes, passed away at home on Sun­day, Septem­ber 10, 2017. She had resided in Panama City, FL for the last 29 years, pre­vi­ously re­sid­ing in Audubon, PA.

Born on Septem­ber 12, 1941 in Norristown, PA, she was the daugh­ter of the late Philip and Elsie Mae (Miles) Bai­ley. One of eight chil­dren, she was pre­de­ceased by her seven broth­ers and sis­ters.

Ca­role and her hus­band, Bob shared 56 won­der­ful years of mar­riage. She is sur­vived by their two sons: Robert E. Himes II and his wife, Lisa of Spring City, PA; Philip D. Himes and his wife, Sum­mer of Panama City Beach, FL and son-in-law, Carlo Graf­feo of Ea­gleville, PA. She is pre­de­ceased by their daugh­ter, Michele Graf­feo. She also left behind six grand­chil­dren: Stephen Fur­man and fi­ancé Jen Falbo of Abing­ton, PA; Daniel Fur­man and his wife, Sara of Trappe, PA; Sarah Himes and Robert E. Himes III of Spring City, PA; Philip D. Himes II and Daniel Himes of Panama City Beach, FL and one great grand­child, Daniel Fur­man Jr. of Trappe, PA.

Fam­ily was the light of Ca­role’s life. Her most trea­sured times were those when she was gath­ered with fam­ily at hol­i­days, grad­u­a­tions, birth­days and sim­ple back­yard cook outs. She en­joyed cook­ing, bak­ing, play­ing games and shar­ing sto­ries of her in­ter­est­ing life as an Air Force wife and mother. Ca­role en­joyed her many trav­els and ad­ven­tures dur­ing her hus­band’s 23 years in the Air Force. They ex­pe­ri­enced var­i­ous as­sign­ments, liv­ing in such places as Ber­muda, Florida, Michi­gan, The Philip­pines and Vir­ginia. The mil­i­tary was al­ways near and dear to her heart.

She also en­joyed her lo­cal in­volve­ment in TOPS as a trea­surer, Bunko Club and Re­tired Air Force Wives’ Mahjong Club. In her free time, she loved work­ing in her gar­den, read­ing, play­ing Bingo, go­ing to the casi­nos and din­ing with many dear friends.

Her funeral ser­vices will be held on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 21, 2017 at Szpin­dor-Mey­ers Funeral Home, 101 North Park Av­enue, Trooper, PA 19403. The view­ing will be held from 10am – 11am and the ser­vice at 11am. Burial will fol­low im­me­di­ately af­ter the ser­vice at Val­ley Forge Me­mo­rial Gar­dens, King of Prus­sia, PA.

Me­mo­rial do­na­tions may be made in mem­ory of Ca­role to the Air Force Aid So­ci­ety at afas.org or by mail to 241 18th Street South, Suite 202, Ar­ling­ton, VA 22202.

Con­do­lences may be made at www.mey­ersfh. com

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