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Beatrice Wells Carey

April 27, 1920 ~ June 2, 2021 (age 101)

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Beatrice Wells Carey of Millsboro passed away peacefully at home,

surrounded by family, on Wednesday evening, June 2nd. She recently

celebrated her 101st birthday. Beatrice was the daughter of Harvey and

Lovee Wells of Milton. The valedictorian of the Milton High Class of 1938,

Beatrice went on to graduate from Banks Business College in Philadelphia

where she worked and resided for a time. It was at the Sharptown

Fireman’s Carnival where her late husband, Ned, first saw her and

determined that they would have to meet. A favorite family story is that.

after walking her to her door after their first blind date, Ned returned to the

other couple in the car and promptly announced “I’m going to marry that.

girl!”

 

He did marry her in Salisbury, Maryland on August 1, 1942, moving to

Shaw Field, Sumpter, South Carolina where Ned was stationed during.

World War II. Ned and Bea began their first business, a general store on

Laurel Road in 1945, and in 1953 they sold that business and established.

Carey’s Paint and Hardware on State Street in Millsboro. In the mid-60s,

they began offering custom picture framing, and Carey’s Paint and Frame

Shoppe was born. Picture framing became a passion for Bea, an amateur

artist, and she happily continued her work until the age of 96 when she

finally had to retire.

 

Mrs. Carey was an active member of Grace United Methodist Church

throughout her life, most notably volunteering her time in the nursery and

teaching children’s Sunday School. She was a member of the Millsboro Art

League, and of the Millsboro Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary.

She is survived by two sons, E. Edward (Ed) Carey, III, who resided with

her, and W. Frederick (Fred) Carey and his wife Vicky, also of Millsboro,

three grandchildren, Tonya Karl (Ralph) of Rehoboth Beach, Gina Harris

(Andy) of Delmar, and Erin McBride of Millsboro; and eight

great-grandchildren, Taylor Carter (Zachary) of Lynchburg, Virginia, Carey

Karl of Milton, Stephanie Karl of Rehoboth Beach, Cole Jester of Millsboro,

Thaddeus Karl of Rehoboth Beach, Kennedy Harris of Delmar, Noah

McBride of Millsboro, Bella Carey of Millsboro, and of course, her and

Ned’s extended families of Millsboro Fire Company, Millsboro Fire

Company Ladies Auxiliary, and Grace United Methodist Church.

 

Beatrice was preceded in death by her husband, E. Edward (Ned) Carey,

Jr., her sister, Marian Barlen, and her grandson, Zachary Carey.

 

The Carey Families wish to express their deepest appreciation to the

dedicated caregivers of Cheer and Vitas Hospice, who went above and

beyond in their displays of compassion and loving care.

 

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, June 12, 2021, at the Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro, DE  19966.  Friends may call from 12 noon till 1:00 PM for viewing and visitation.  A private interment will follow at Millsboro Cemetery.  Rev. Dr. James Van Der Wall will officiate.

 

Flowers are an acceptable expression of sympathy for this occasion, as will    be donations to Millsboro Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, c/o  Carissa Pepper, 24491 Gravel Hill Rd, Millsboro, DE  19966, Grace United   Methodist Church, P.O. Box 566, Millsboro, DE or  Georgetown Cheer Center,  546 S. Bedford St. Georgetown, DE  19947. 

Electronic condolences via www. watsonfh.com

 

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Services

Viewing
Saturday
June 12, 2021

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Watson Funeral Home
211 S. Washington St.
Millsboro, DE 19966

Funeral Service
Saturday
June 12, 2021

1:00 PM
Watson Funeral Home
211 S. Washington St.
Millsboro, DE 19966

Private Interment

MILLSBORO CEMETERY
MILLSBORO
MILLSBORO, DE 19966

Donations

MILLSBORO FIRE COMPANY LADIES AUXILIARY
c/o CARISSA PEPER, 24491 GRAVEL HILL RD, Millsboro DE 19966

GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
PO BOX 566, MILLSBORO DE 19966

GEORGETOWN CHEER CENTER
546 S. BEDFORD ST, GEORGETOWN DE 19947

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