Alice Carey, 87, a resident of the Parsons section of Wilkes-Barre and formerly of Indian Lake, passed away on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
Born on June 22, 1925, a daughter of the late Israel and Elizabeth Yale Gould, Alice was preceded in death by her husband, David James Carey Sr; sisters, Edna Glycenfer, Helen Filipowicz; brothers William, John and Israel Gould.
Prior to her retirement from the Valley Crest Nursing Home, she spent most of her life as a homemaker. She was a member of Parsons Primitive Methodist Church and the Ladies Aid. Alice was also a member of the Rainbow Senior Citizens, The Marine Corps League Ladies Auxiliary and former member of Circle Eighters and Bucks and Does Square Dancers
She enjoyed traveling extensively with her late husband, David J Carey Sr., with whom she shared 62 years of marriage. Together they had five children, Alice Pahler, Plains Township; David J. Carey Jr., Parsons; Mrs. Dennis (Kathy) Hagy, Bear Creek Township; Robert T. Carey Sr. and wife Linda, Hanover Township, and Mrs. Gary (Jeannie) Merrifield, Scranton. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and brother George (Fred) Gould, Bethlehem.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday from the Yeosock Funeral Home, 40 S. Main St., Plains Township, with the Rev. Andy Jerome officiating. Friends may call today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Interment will be in Mount Greenwood Cemetery, Trucksville.