Freida Alverta Carpenter, 87

July 07, 2009

DEC. 8, 1921-JULY 5, 2009

Freida Alverta Carpenter, 87, formerly of Hagerstown, Md., died Sunday, July 5, 2009, at Citizens Care and Rehabilitation Center in Frederick, Md.

Born Dec. 8, 1921, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Charles W. and Alice F. Bryan Ernde.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert D. Kinch, in 1986, and her second husband, James J. Carpenter, in 1998.

She was a member of Zion United Church of Christ.

She was employed by Mack Trucks Inc. for 26 years as a secretary in the engineering department.

She is survived by one daughter, Pamela DeGrange of Frederick; one son, Bryan D. Kinch of Derwood, Md.; and two grandchildren.


Services will be Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Timothy Leighton will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friend Wednesday at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m.

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