Carolyn A. Wetzel, 71

OCT. 24, 1939-SEPT. 14, 2011

September 14, 2011
  • Carolyn A. Wetzel
Carolyn A. Wetzel

Carolyn Ann Wetzel, 71, of Kretsinger Road, Smithsburg, Md., passed away Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, Md.

Born Tuesday, Oct. 24, 1939, in Gilmer County, W.Va., she was the daughter of Marguerite (Pickens) Wade of Medina, Ohio, and the late Glenn Wade.

Carolyn was a loving, thoughtful and caring wife, amazing mother and friend, and a supportive and encouraging grandmother, who will be missed by all who knew her.

Besides her mother, she is survived by her husband of 50 years, Norman Edwin Wetzel; daughters, Kim L. Sweeney and husband, B.J., of Frederick, Md., and Sheri L. Hogue and husband, Bob, of Hagerstown; one son, Bill E. Wetzel of Gaithersburg, Md.; sisters, Peggy Oaklief of Medina, and Linda Braffitt of Bedford, N.H.; and grandchildren, Kristie, Brian, Ryan, Melissa, Robby and Holly.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Bill Wade.

Family will receive friends at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Memorial services will be held privately with the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of Washington County, 13011 Maugansville Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740, or to the charity of your choice.

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