Arlene S. Carvell, 94, made parachutes during WWII, mother of two, Trinity UMC member

By on December 28, 2016

Arlene S. Carvell, 94, of Denver, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, at Ephrata Manor.

She was born in Reinholds to the late Paul G. and Carrie (Edwards) Showalter, and was the wife of the late Richard Adams Carvell, who passed away in 1996.

Arlene was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Denver, where she was active in their Caring and Sharing program. She held several different jobs over the years including making parachutes during World War II.

Arlene is survived by a daughter: Linda Carvell, wife of Robert Bresler, of Lancaster; five grandchildren: Jordan, husband of Laura (Frey) Rogove, of New York; Gregory Rogove of Venice Beach, Calif.; Russell Evans of Washington, D.C.; Kenneth Evans of Houston, Texas.; and Jillian Evans of Arlington, Va.; a step-granddaughter: Jessica Van Tasell of Overland, Kansas; two great-grandchildren: Julian and Jada Rogove; three step-great-grandchildren: Jacob, Jane, and Lilly Van Tasell; and a nephew: Paul L. Showalter.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter: Peggy Carvell Evans; and a brother: William G. Showalter.

Services were held Dec. 26 at Trinity United Methodist Church, Denver, with the Rev. Michael Roney officiating. Interment took place in the Fairview Cemetery Annex.

Memorial contributions in Arlene’s memory may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church, 420 Main St., Denver, PA 17517.

Arrangements by Roseboro Stradling Funeral and Cremation Services Inc., Denver. Online condolences can be given at

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