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Alma M. Bear

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Alma M. Bear, 86, of Carlisle, was called home, on Friday, December 13, 2013, at Forest Park Health Center, Carlisle.  She was born on June 27, 1927, in Newburg, a daughter of the late Pirl David and Lula (Bistline) Culbertson.

Alma graduated from Shippensburg High School and the former Carlisle Commercial College.  She retired after 25 years of service with the Carlisle Chamber of Commerce, where she was a secretary.  In her younger years, she worked as a typist for the former Cochran & Allen Hardware Store, Carlisle.  Alma was an active member of Waggoners United Methodist Church, Carlisle and member of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union.  She was an excellent seamstress and typist.   Alma enjoyed crocheting, family camping and especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 63 years, Ray A. Bear, three sons; Charles A. (Cynthia) Bear, Carlisle, Michael D. (Darlene) Bear, Mt. Holly Springs and William R. Bear of Auburn, PA, one sister, Irene Hockenberry of Newburg, 12 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  Alma was predeceased by one brother, Paul Culbertson and one sister, Alberta Ocker.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with Rev. Tim Funk officiating.  Burial will follow in Waggoners United Methodist Cemetery.  A viewing will be held on Wednesday from 6 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to her church, 1271 Longs Gap Rd., Carlisle, PA 17013. 

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What a special woman. She is already missed and will never be forgotten.

Greta and Pasha Roberts
 What a lovely lady, always smiling and showing GOD's love. Bob and my condolences to Ray, Chuck, Mike and Bill. I know you will miss her terribly, but always be thankful that you had a wonderful wife and mother like her.

Mary Ann Hays
 Our deepest condolences on the recent passing of Alma.
I recall Cub Scout meetings at her home back in '62. She was outstanding.
Randolph Hays
  My condolences to your family. I don't remember too much about your wife and mother other than her name and her kindness. My aunt worked with her at the Chamber of Commerce, and I remember visiting with her during that time.
  Debi Swarner
 Our deepest sympathy to Ray and family.
We have many good memories of our camping days with the Bear family.
Doris and Jack McCauslin
Aunt Alma's death makes me very sad. I am very happy I was able to see her when we were visiting last month knowing she recognized me. My prayers and thoughts are with you and the family.
Love and hugs,
  (Bonita Westfall)
I had the pleasure of meeting Alma and her husband through Celtic Healthcare. She was a special lady and she will be missed!
Valerie Shanholtz 
 Dear friends, just want you to know that I am still thinking of you and your family. Alma was a very special friend and I always enjoyed working with her. God Bless
 Alice Baughman 
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Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Inc.
Since 1853
630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA 17013
Phone:  (717) 243-2421
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Steven A. Ewing, FD, Supervisor, Owner
William M. Ewing, FD
(1926 ~ 2009)
Seymour A. Ewing, FD
(1926 ~ 2009)
Jessie Morrison Ewing, FD
(1892 ~ 1988)
William J. Ewing, FD
(1898 ~ 1934)
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(1866 ~ 1924)
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(1831 ~ 1903)

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