Carol H. Mayer, 90, passed away peacefully at The Mennonite Home on November 5, 2017, with her husband and oldest daughter by her side. Carol was born on December 19, 1926, the only child of William Henry Huffman and Grace Estelle Printz Huffman. She was fondly known as “Lois Carol” in her hometown of Luray, Virginia. She was proud of her Virginia heritage and never lost that trace of Southern accent in her voice.
Carol attended Marion Junior College in Marion, Virginia, and graduated from Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia, in 1948. During her first week at Roanoke, she met another transfer student, Kenneth S. Mayer, who became the love of her life. Ken and Carol recently celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary.
Ken and Carol spent the first few years of married life in Richmond, Virginia, and then moved to the Rodgers Forge neighborhood of Baltimore in 1955, where they raised their children and created many happy memories. In 2002, Ken and Carol moved to a lovely apartment at Woodcrest Villa in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where they made new friends and enjoyed trips and activities. Carol was a lifelong Lutheran, most recently a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Neffsville, Pennsylvania.
In addition to her devoted husband, Carol is survived by her three daughters and their families: Nancy Mayer Hughes, married to Kevin P. Hughes, of Lancaster, PA, and their son, John Kenneth Hughes, of Philadelphia, PA; Wendy M. Roberts, married to Ralph C. Roberts, of Cornelius, NC, and their daughters, Laura Carol Roberts Bowen, married to Oliver E. Bowen, of Redwood City, CA, and their son, Alexander Edward Bowen, and Christina Meredith Roberts, of Charleston, SC; and Julie Pedelini, married to Guy F. Pedelini, of Lancaster, PA, and their son, Daniel Bruce Pedelini. Carol was looking forward to the birth of a second great-grandson in…