Carrie Elizabeth Toms, 92, of Middletown, Md., died Monday, March 21, 2011, at the University of Maryland Medical Center of Baltimore, Md.
Born Dec. 26, 1918, in Middletown, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Emma (Flook) House. She was the wife of 52 years to Herman D. Toms, who died Nov. 17, 1989.
Carrie was a graduate of Hagerstown Business College, Hagerstown, Md., and later retired from the Office of Dispatch for both the Frederick and Washington counties’ Department of Forestry and Parks.
She was a dedicated volunteer for the Middletown Food Bank for many years. Her memberships include Zion Lutheran Church and the Food and Friends Senior Citizens, both of Middletown; The Women of the Moose Brunswick (Md.) chapter; the Fraternal Order of the Eagle Aerie 36 of Brunswick; the Red Feather Council 59th Degree of the Pocahontas of Williamsport, Md.; and both the local and national AARP.
Carrie is survived by a half brother, Harry House Jr. of Boonsboro, Md.; a half sister, Betty Wolf of Middletown; numerous nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Charles Darlington of Middletown.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Frances Smith and Marie McCollam; and two brothers, Richard House and Ernest House Flook.
The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 25, 2011, at Zion Lutheran Church, Middletown. Her pastor, the Rev. Kathy Vitalis Hoffman, will officiate. Burial will be in Boonsboro Cemetery.
The visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 24, 2011, at Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 E. main St., Middletown.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Zion Lutheran Church, 107 W. Main St., Middletown, MD 21769; Middletown Food Bank, 301 E. Main St., Middletown, MD 21769; or to any No Kill Animal Shelter.
The Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 E. Main St., Middletown, has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences are accepted at www.dbthompsonfuneralhome.com.