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Pearl "Louise" Carmack, 77

July 22, 2009

JAN. 16, 1932-JULY 21, 2009

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pearl "Louise" Carmack, 77, of Chambersburg, Pa., died Tuesday, July 21, 2009, at her daughter's residence in Hagerstown, Md., following a brief struggle with leukemia. Born Jan. 16, 1932, in Shady Grove, Pa., she was a daughter of Helen M. Brandt Decker Beaver of Greencastle, Pa., and the late Robert C. Decker.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her loving husband, Vaughn H. N. Carmack, whom she married June 21, 1952, in Columbia, Pa.; two children, Rhonda Y. McDermott and husband, John D. Jr., of Hagerstown and Shayne S. Carmack of Fayetteville, Pa.; a grandson, Ryan S. Carmack; and a foster daughter, Tammy Breon and husband, Doug, of Chambersburg. She is also survived by two brothers, Charles L. Decker of Massachusetts and Fred M. Decker of Greencastle; and three stepbrothers, Verdeen, Wayne and Donnie Beaver. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Peggy Stine and Joan Kauffman; and a brother, Robert Decker.

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Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 25, 2009, at the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service Saturday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Pennsylvania Chapter, 800 Corporate Circle, Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110 or to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Condolences may be expressed at www.geiselfuneralhome.com.

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