Carolyn Ida's Story
ONEONTA - Carolyn Ida Webber, 91, died Sunday, July 9, 2017, at Fox Nursing Home.
She was born June 10, 1926, in Centre County, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Arnold and Normal Currier.
She grep up in State College, Pennsylvania and attended Northfield Academy for Girls during World War II on a scholarship. She returned to State College and received a degree in early childhood education andf had fond memories of being a camp counselor in Detroit for a special program for mothers and children from the city sponsored by Merrill Palmer Institute.
She married Sherwood Adams Webber II and they moved to Washington County, where they operated a small dairy farm. They later both became teachers at Hartford Central School.
After her husband's unexpected death in 1971, Carolyn helped develop the original resource room for learning disabled students and received a second degree in special education from the College of St. Joseph the Provider, Castleton, Vermont. She and her longtime friend JoAnn Reid worked tirelessly with their students.
Her early memories of choral music at Northfield inspired a lifetime appreciation of music. She involved herself with church music and early education, served as a deacon in the West Hebron United Ptesbyterian Church for many years.
After retirement, she delivered Meals on Wheels in Glens Falls for 20 years. In 2009, she moved to St. James Retirement Community in Oneonta. She and her newfound friends assembled endless puzzles and she continued to knit newborn infant caps which were donated to many local hospitals. Declining health necessitated another move to assisted living and memory care at Hampshire House, where she remained active and continued to knit caps.
A stroke at Easter ended her knitting, reading and conversation. Her new home became Fox Nursing Home where she remained until her death.
She is survived by her three children, Candace Hoenig of Grandville, Sherwood Webber III, Oklahoma, and Laura Krieg of Milford; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Laura and Thomas Krieg and their daughter, Chelsea, wish to personally thank the many people that generously shared time and friendship with Carolyn along the way.
A celebration of life service will take place this fall in West Hebron.
Published on July 10, 2017