Carol Templeton Boebel, 77

Carol Templeton Boebel, 77, passed way peacefully, at home in Ocean View, Del., on Tuesday Sept. 3, 2019, from a long, courageous fight with cancer. She was the wife of Donald Lee “Don” Boebel. She was born in Cornwall, N.Y., on Nov. 25, 1941, to Charles J. Templeton and Charlotte K. Templeton.

After graduating from the Newburgh Free Academy and the University of Buffalo, she and Don married and moved to Rockville, Md. She was an art teacher in Montgomery County (Md.) Public Schools for many years before retiring and moving to Ocean View with Don.

Boebel was a member of the Rockville Junior Women’s Club and helped establish a yarn and needle arts community in Potomac, Md., with the opening of Ladybug Needlepoint Ltd. She was an avid artist whose design interests turned to quilting after her retirement. The Delmarvalous Quilters both encouraged and sustained this interest as an amazing group of friends. The Boebels enjoyed camping, first as newlyweds with their daughters, and then later traveling to Florida, enjoying the Gulf Coast all the way to the Keys.

As a lifelong Episcopalian, Boebel was most recently a member of St. Martha’s Episcopal Church in Bethany Beach, Del. Her faith and church family were integral parts of her life.

She is survived by, and is dearly loved by, her husband of 56 years, Donald; her daughters, Susan Alis and her husband, Roman, and Sharon DiGirolamo and her husband, Stephen; and four grandchildren, Mackenzie, Sofia, Nicholas and Anthony. All think of her with laughter and love.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, at 2 p.m., at St. Martha’s Episcopal Church, with a private reception immediately following. Private interment will be held at a later date, at St. Francis Episcopal Church in Potomac, Md.

In lieu of flowers, her family requested memorial donations to a charity of the giver’s choice. Condolences may be sent online at