Mrs. Umbarger was a member of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution and served as regent of the Etowah Chapter in Cartersville. She was also a member of the General P.M.B. Young Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and served as treasurer for four years.
Mrs. Umbarger was a military wife for 28 years and traveled extensively in the United States and Europe with her husband and family. Carole had a wonderful personality and was able to empathize with all different kinds of people. She loved to travel and experience new environments in foreign countries. Carole loved a good challenge and learned both German and Italian while living in each of these countries with her family.
One of her greatest loves was the study of history, both American and European. She loved to go to the various museums when traveling with her husband and family. Mrs. Umbarger also loved to conduct genealogy research into her family and that of her husband.
Mrs. Umbrager's family roots come from east Tennessee where her ancestors fought in the American Revolution and on both the Union and the Confederate sides of the American Civil War.
Mrs. Umbarger was born March 18, 1943, in Washington, D.C., the daughter of Tom and Kathleen Moore.
Mrs. Umbarger spent her early years in St. Petersburg, Fla., where she lived with her mother. She graduated from Northeast High School in St. Petersburg, Fla., and entered the University of Florida where she graduated with a degree in Secondary Education. While at the University of Florida, she was a member of the Sigma Kappa Sorority.
Mrs. Umbarger is survived by her husband, Joseph H. Umbarger, of Cartersville, and her three children, her daughter Kathleen Lynne Gersh who lives with her family in Maryville, Tenn.; her son, Joseph Daniel Umbarger, Cartersville; and her son, Greg Duncan Umbarger who lives with his wife in Marietta. She had five grandchildren, Daniella Umbarger, Kasey Umbarger, Alexander Riddle, Tristan Gersh and Mason Umbarger.
Mrs. Umbarger is also survived by two step-brothers, Morgan Charles Moore (Dusty), Thomas Richard Moore (Tommy) of Washington state; and one step-sister, Allison Hinman of South Carolina.
Mrs. Umbarger will be buried in the National Military Cemetery near Canton. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in her name to the American Cancer Society.