Daisy Mae Mead, 'Mae' 88, departed this life March 9, 2010, at the family home in Rye. Mae was born to Ralph E. Carpenter and Florence Reamolia Phillips Carpenter on May 17, 1921, in St. Joseph, Mo. She was married to Ramah Wm Mead on April 8, 1946, and was predeceased by him on Sept. 28, 2007. She is survived by her children, Marsha (David) Lybbert, Betty (Terry) Golly and Bill (Debbie) Mead; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and numerous loved ones. Also survived by siblings, Maxine (Warren) Kimber, Betty Flint, Glen Carpenter and Ralph (Vivian) Carpenter. Preceded in death by siblings, Wayne Carpenter and Aubrey Carpenter; and beloved stepmother, Mable Goodnight Carpenter. Mae had many passions in life which included her family and her faith. She was an avid genealogist and served many years in the Family History Center. She had a thirst for knowledge and was a source of information on many topics. She was known for her knowledge of health and holistic healing. Mae loved gardening and used organic techniques, long before they became 'popular.' She led a life of service, and many will remember her as one who shared her time, talents and means with a happy heart. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Sangre de Cristo Hospice and caregiver, Connie Greenhood, for the loving care they gave Mae. Viewing, from noon to service time on Friday. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Mar. 12, 2010, at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Rye Ward, 2211 Coolidge Ave., in Rye. Interment will follow at Brookside Cemetery in Rye. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. I have great memories of coming to Rye to visit with my family in the summertime. Aunt Mae was always kind and helped us all to feel welcome. When my father died (her brother)when I was eight I was worried that my mother would die also and I wrote Aunt Mae a letter asking her if I could live with her if I were orphaned. She wrote me a lovely letter in reply that I still have. When I was a little older I remembered enjoying the meals she would make for us when we came and I wrote her asking for recipes. A few years ago she came to visit me and my family and we spent a delightful time asking questions and listening to her tell stories from her life. I loved her and wish I had made the effort to spend more time with her. She was a wonderful woman and will be greatly missed.

  2. Dear Mead Family,
    You are in our thoughts and prayers. She was a wonderful friend.
    Sincerely,
    H. Lee & Frances Johnson

  3. Love encircles, Love supports
    Our heartfelt thoughts go our to you and your family. May the love you share hold you close together and help you though this time of sadness. Aunt Mae was a very special lady. She always had kind words to say to everyone. She will live on in our hearts. Love to all the family. Mac and Karen Cox

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