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Martha Whitten Carley

July 28, 1941 May 24, 2019
Martha Whitten Carley
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BANGOR- Martha Rose Whitten Carley, 77, passed away on Friday, May 24, 2019, in Bangor.

Martha was born on July 28, 1941, in Winchester, Virginia, to the late Rev. Robert Armster Whitten and Ruth Curling Whitten Pugh. She was married to William R. Carley for 56 years.

Martha grew up in Winchester, Virginia, graduated from John Handley High School in 1959, attended Westhampton University in Richmond, VA, and then graduated from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA, in 1963. After working as a computer programmer, she became a homemaker. From 1992-2003, Martha and her husband Bill served in various capacities at Faith School of Theology. She was especially hospitable to international students, often inviting them for meals. There, Martha became affectionately referred to as “Mama Carley.” Over the years, she was very involved in church activities, including playing both the organ and piano.

Martha loved people, especially young people. She thoroughly enjoyed feeding them and making them feel at home. Her grandson Blaze brought her much joy. She loved attending his sporting events. Her Virginia family members affectionately referred to her as “Cat.”

She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Sara Whitten Carley Morris; a grandson, Blaze William Morris, all of Bangor; a brother-in-law, O. Vernon Joyner; a niece, Martha Gay Joyner; a nephew, V. Douglas Joyner and wife Bobbie; a grand-niece, Amanda Ruth Joyner Potter; and a grand-nephew, V. David Joyner. She was predeceased by a son, John Edward Carley; her sister, Mary Ruth Joyner; and step-father, Clayton A. Pugh.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, May 31, 2019, at Glad Tidings Church, 1033 Broadway, Bangor, Maine. A committal will take place at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Civic Center Drive, Augusta, Maine, at a later date.

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2:00 PM 5/31/2019 2:00:00 PM
Glad Tidings Church

1033 Broadway
Bangor, ME 04401

Glad Tidings Church
1033 Broadway Bangor 04401 ME
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