HARRINGTON - Alice "Carol" Gruver passed away on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 at her home. She was 66. Her parents were the late Anna Elise and Elias E. Riker Sr. Carol graduated from Bridgewater Raritan High School in New Jersey. She worked as a cocktail waitress, and managed several restaurants in her lifetime. She recently worked as a hostess at Midway Slots in Harrington for over 10 years. Carol enjoyed her family and loved spending time with them. She loved Thomas Kincaid paintings and putting his puzzles together. She loved to take care of her animals, eating chocolate and Chinese food, and going to the movies. She loved watching "cop" shows, such as CSI and Missing Persons. Carol was very outgoing, and saw the good in everybody. She loved to laugh and make others laugh. She was a loving and genuine person, and a born nurturer. She will be sorely missed. Carol was a member of the Lewes Moose Lodge and the VFW
and American Legion of Rehoboth. She was preceded in death by her son, Jeffrey Higgins She is survived by her loving and blessed husband, Richard Gruver of Harrington; son, John Higgins Jr. of Proval, Utah; daughters, Janette Higgins of Milford, Sue Higgins of Harrington; brothers, Elias Riker of Lewes, Charles Riker of New Jersey; sisters, AnnaLeta Mariner of Lewes, Catherine Riker of Felton; grandchildren, Brandi, Shian, Cheryl, Ariel, Angeline, Michael, Vincent, Hannah, Cassie, Taylor, Hayley; great grandchildren, Christy, Mason, Audrianna Memorial Service will be 7 p.m., Thursday, October 3, 2013 at the Melvin Funeral Home, 15522 South DuPont Hwy., Harrington. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. After services a gathering will be held at Harrington Moose Lodge, covered dishes are welcome. Interment will be private.