Pencie (Aultice) Carroll, (1934-2016) 82, wife of Stuart Carroll, died peacefully on July 25 after a difficult struggle with Alzheimerâ€™s. Born in Bedford, VA, on Feb. 7, 1934, she was the daughter of Eldridge and Ora (Kidd) Aultice. Pencie was raised in Bedford with five younger siblings, Faye Warner of Charlottesville, Deane Rucker of Free Union, Kenneth Aultice of Bedford, Linda Crytzer of Charlottesville and Patrick Aultice of Blue Ridge. She learned the value of hard work and high expectations in her fatherâ€™s vegetable gardens and she was an excellent student. In recent years she enjoyed returning to Bedford for reunions of classmates and â€œThe Mud Alley Gangâ€ from her childhood neighborhood. Pencie graduated from Bedford High School in 1951 and completed training as a Registered Nurse at Virginia Baptist Hospital in Lynchburg in 1954. During training in Wilmington, Del., in 1953, she met her future husband when she and her best friend returned the friendly wave of two young men in a passing convertible. She married Stuart Carroll in Bedford on July 1, 1955. Pencie and Stu moved to Hamilton, Mass. in 1956, where he pursued careers in engineering and real estate and she became homemaker and devoted mother to their four children, Lee Ann Fandel of Boxford, Mass., who died in 2014, Susan Burdsall of Winchendon, Mass., Patricia Bowe of Lakeland, Fla., and Edward Carroll of Appleton, Maine. She was a loving and kind grandmother in the lives of their seven grandchildren and was proud of their many accomplishments. Pencie was generous with her love and her time, volunteering as a softball coach and scout troop leader and leading by example through her interests in reading and gardening. She was an enthusiastic traveler through years of family trips to Virginia and Maine and car camping across northern New England. She was a devoted partner and wife for more than 60 years, and she and Stu traveled often together after the children were grown. They enjoyed many close friendships over the span of decades. She returned to nursing in the â€˜70s and had many friends among her fellow nurses from 18 years in the labor and delivery ward of Salem Hospital in Massachusetts. In 1999 Pencie and Stu moved to a lakefront home in Jefferson, Maine to enjoy their retirement. They continued to travel, especially to the Southwest in winter, and enjoyed many summer days at the lake with visiting friends and family. Pencie appreciated simple things like wildflowers, stonewalls, junk-shop treasures and collecting shells from the many beaches she visited. She enjoyed â€œpeople-watchingâ€ and baked the best apple pies. Memorial gifts in memory of Pencie may be made to the Alzheimerâ€™s Association Maine Chapter, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011. Memorial services will be private; family and friends will gather at a later date for a celebration and remembrance of her life and her loving kindness. Condolences may be shared with the family at longfuneralhomecamden.com. Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Camden.
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Published in Bedford Bulletin from Aug. 24 to Aug. 25, 2016