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Carolyn Elrita Drechsler, 83, of Stephens City, VA died February 18, 2013. Born January 19, 1930, Carolyn grew up in Fairfax, VA and graduated from Fairfax High School. Carolyn was a majorette for the Elks Boys Band and this is where she met her husband George. Carolyn and George were married January 29, 1950 and were happily married for 63 years. Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents Jesse and Elrita Lyerly; her son George and daughter Cynthia. Carolyn is survived by her husband, George and two children, Diane Drechsler Pingley and her husband, Charles of Front Royal, VA, and Robert Drechsler and his wife Pamela of Centreville, VA; eight grandchildren, Neil, Elaine, Julia, Walter, Wesley, William, Todd and Megan along with four great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Aiden, Brooke, and Caitlyn. She is also survived by her sister Jessie Munn and husband Edward of Fredericksburg, VA and nephews Edward and John Munn. She was beloved by her family and many friends who will miss her dearly. Family will receive friends and relatives at 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 22, 2013 at National Funeral Home, located at 7482 Lee Highway in Falls Church, VA. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 with Interment immediately following the memorial service. Arrangements provided by National Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork Street, # 405, Winchester, VA, 22601.

Published in The Washington Post on Feb. 21, 2013
Carolyn Elrita Drechsler
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