Althea D. Carpenter, 94, of Terre Haute died Friday, March 18, 2005, at 1:55 pm. in Terre Haute Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Born June 22, 1910, in Wheatland, Ind., she was the daughter of Edward James Lindsay and Ida Mae Berry Lindsay.
She attended Indiana University in Bloomington where she was a member of Tri-Delta Sorority.
She was a member of Central Christian Church where she taught Sunday School for many years.
She was a former president of the Florence Crittenton Home Junior Board for Unwed Mothers in the early 1950s.
She was also a member of the Elks Lodge ladies activities committee, Lundy Club, Terre Haute Bridge Club and the Mothers' Club of Boy Scout Troop 29.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Harry Edward Carpenter; two brothers, Hamlin B. Lindsay and James Lindsay; and a sister, Norma Humbarger.
Survivors include her husband, Samuel Potter Carpenter; a daughter, Althea Ann Smith and Larry King of West Terre Haute; a son, Samuel P. Carpenter Jr. and wife, Teresa, of Camarillo, Calif.; eight grandchildren, Brian D. Smith and wife, Michele, Amy A. Smith, Samuel Chad Smith, Heather L. Ramirez, Ryan Carpenter, Tierra Stimson and husband, Rick, Courtney Carpenter and Chelsey Carpenter; nine great-grandchildren, Ariel Smith, Natasha Smith, Joshua Smith, Jacob Smith, Zachery Smith, Rebeka Smith, Alicia Ramirez, Elizabeth Ramirez and Andrew Garcia; two sisters, Ruth Parrott of New Albany and Jo Meredith of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today in Roselawn Funeral Home with her grandson, Elder Brian Douglas Smith, officiating. Entombment will be in the Chapel of Memories Mausoleum in Roselawn Memorial Park.
Visitation will be 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. today in the funeral home.