Maureen (Walker) Carr, 86, of New Tripoli, PA passed away on May 14, 2023 at Cornerstone Living in New Tripoli. She was the widow of John Carr, who passed away in 2008. Born in Ecclesfield, South Yorkshire, England, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Kathleen E. (Bingham) Walker. Maureen attended school in the UK, and later moved to the states to raise her family. In addition to caring for her growing family, Maureen raised Arabian Horses for many years on her family farm in Walnutport, PA.
Affectionately known as “the Queen” and “Lovey”, she was a little lady with a huge zest for life. Always the life of the party, her warm smile, infectious laugh, and her wonderful sense of humor made her fun to be around. Her sparkly jewelry, flashy clothes, personal style and beautiful British accent made her unforgettable. She made friends everywhere and always took the time to make people feel special.
She was the biggest fan of all her children and supported them in everything they did by giving selflessly to allow them to pursue their dreams in both motocross racing and horse showing. Not only a supporter of her children, but also her extended family of motocross racers and fellow Arabian horse owners and enthusiasts.
She lived a full and happy life and will be sadly missed by those who knew her. In the words of John Steinbeck, “It is so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.” The stars will glow a little dimmer without her.
Maureen is survived by her three daughters, Alicia M. Kovach of Truckee, CA, Madeleine T. (Kevin) Huyett of Alburtis, PA, and Rebekah E. (David) Gehman of Edwards, CO; sons, Alastair J. Carr of Flagler Beach, FL, and Dominic D. (Julie) Carr of Alburtis, PA; grandchildren, Derek Carr, Elspeth Huyett, Ian Huyett, Aynsley Gehman, Catherine Carr and Ethan Carr; great-grandchildren Cooper, Keiren and Quinn Carr; sisters, Esme Cowley of Chapeltown, England, and Caroline Wood of Grenoside, England; brothers, David (Lisa) Walker, and Richard (Sylvia) Walker, both of Grenoside, England; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Pauline Wildsmith.
There will be a celebration of life gathering held at the convenience of the family. Interment in Ecclesfield Cemetery, England. In honor of her love for children and animals, the family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to any of the following charities in her memory: Mountainview Horse Rescue, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or the Sanctuary at Haafsville, sent c/o Nester Funeral Home, Inc., 8405 Kings Highway New Tripoli, PA 18066.
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