Carla Carpenter Wark Lyon, 82, formerly of Orwell

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Carla Carpenter Wark Lyon died Sunday, Aug. 14. She was born July 11, 1940, in Haverhill, N.H., the daughter of Catherine “Kay” Carpenter and Henry “Jake” Carpenter.

She attended schools in Newbury, Vt., Simsbury, Vt., and Orwell, Vt., and graduated from high school from South Broward High School in Hollywood, Fla., in 1958. She served a six-year apprenticeship with the International Typographical Union in Teterboro, N.J. She was a proofreader and graphic artist for many years. She and her first husband, the late Ian Wark, founded The Highland Press in Middlebury, Vt.

She taught Sunday school in the Methodist church in Mendon and Middlebury, Vt. and Jacksonville, Fla. She was a member of the Gilman Chapter No. 88, Order of the Eastern Star, in West Rutland, Vt.

She is survived by two daughters, Alisa Kay Wark and Deanna Lee Wark Burrough (her husband, Luke); stepson, Gary Lyon Jr.; her sister, Donna Nickerson Ouellette and her husband, Edmond; her brother, Bud Carpenter and his wife, Beth; one grandson, Ian Luke Burrough; and one granddaughter, Kaylee Elizabeth Burrough; her ex-husband’s son, Douglas Wark; three nieces, Dana Booksa (Jim), Kim Alexander (John), and Nedra Boutwell (Todd); her nephew, Russ Nickerson and their children; and several cousins, including Genora Carpenter Douglas.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her father and mother, Henry “Jake” and Catherine “Kay” Henderson Carpenter; stepfather Dr. James H. Howard; brother-in-law Roy Nickerson; ex-husband and friend, Ian J.P. Wark; and an infant sister.

Burial service will be held on Sept. 11, at 11 a.m., at the Mountain View Cemetery in Orwell, Vt., 05760.◊

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