Addine M. Carpenter, 89, passed away on Friday, July 11, 2014, at her daughter’s home in Cedaredge, Colo. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 19, 2014, at the Holbrook United Methodist Church. A graveside service will follow at the Holbrook City Cemetery.
Eula Addine McSpadden was born Feb. 16, 1925, in Erick, Okla., to Ross F. and Lida (Hensley) McSpadden. She moved to Holbrook with her family in 1930. She graduated from Holbrook High School in 1943, and worked as a bookkeeper for Henning Insurance until her marriage on Nov. 1, 1945, to Walter S. (Tuffy) Carpenter. Addine also worked as a secretary for the Holbrook School District for many years, retiring in 1983.
She served as Worthy Matron for the Liberty Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star. She was also the organist for the Holbrook United Methodist Church, president of the church board and choir leader. Addine and Tuffy donated a great deal of their time and energy volunteering for their church and community.
She will be remembered for her sense of humor, generosity and unfailing devotion to her family.
Survivors include her sons, Ross (Shari) Carpenter of Payson and Charles (Irma) Carpenter of Holbrook, and her daughter Starla (George) Bacon of Cedaredge; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to HopeWest Hospice, P.O. Box 24, Delta, Colo. 81416 or to Holbrook United Methodist Church, 118 W. Arizona St., Holbrook, Ariz. 86025.