Pearl C. Chaves

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Pearl Cline Chaves, 85, of Westminster, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

Born July 25, 1927, in Staunton, Va., she was the daughter of the late Roy and Neala Rexrude Cline. She was the wife of Jesse R. Chaves, her husband of 47 years.

After graduating from high school, she majored in business at Madison College in Harrisonburg, Va., now James Madison University, and was employed by Prudential Life Insurance Company for 20 years. Before retirement, she worked as a secretary for the U.S. Defense Intelligence at the Pentagon.

She was a member of St. Luke's (Winters) Lutheran Church in New Windsor. At Carroll Lutheran Village, she was involved with Bible study, worship leadership and volunteered at Diven House and the Healthcare Center as a bingo leader. She was always helping friends in need with visits and food offerings and volunteered with Meals on Wheels. She was a former member of First Lutheran Church in Ellicott City, Lutheran Church Women and WELCA. She enjoyed supporting her husband's band activities; and her hobbies included traveling, flower gardening and dancing.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by siblings Roy P. Cline, Russell N. Cline Sr. and Janet Lee Bautista.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday at Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home, 91 Willis St., Westminster; and from 11 a.m. until the time of service, 1 p.m. Saturday at Carroll Lutheran Village, Krug Chapel, 300 St. Luke Circle, Westminster, with the Rev. Anne C. Durboraw and the Rev. Jimmie L Schwartz officiating.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Pleasant View Lutheran Cemetery, 2733 Spring Hill Road, Staunton, Va.

Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Luke's Lutheran Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 447, New Windsor, MD 21776.

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Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home - Westminster
91 Willis Street
Westminister, MD 21157
Published in Carroll County Times on Oct. 11, 2012
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