Carol (Chamberlain) Allard, 80, of Sayre, Pa., passed away early in the morning on June 23, 2019, following an extended period of declining health.
Carol was born on August 13, 1938 in Watertown, N.Y., daughter of Irene and Lyle Chamberlain. Years later, it was at the Stone Street Presbyterian Church in Watertown that she met and married the love of her life, Lewis E. Allard. They celebrated 41 years of marriage before Lewis passed in 1998.
Carol graduated from Watertown High School in 1956. She was a graduate of Elmira College, and received her Master’s Degree from Plattsburgh State University.
Carol enjoyed her years in the classroom as a teaching assistant at Harlan Rowe Middle School in Athens, Pa., before moving with her husband back to Watertown, N.Y. There she was employed by Jefferson-Lewis BOCES, as a Resource room and Consultant Teacher, until retiring. She often described her love of teaching and her joy in the time spent with her students. After retirement, she eventually moved back to Athens/Sayre, Pa.
Carol’s passions included sewing, crafts, gardening, and cooking. Over her lifetime, she enjoyed working with the Girl Scouts, school activities, helping with the Salvation Army dinners, singing with the Valley Chorus and church choirs, and working on church-related activities. She was an ordained Deacon with the Presbyterian Church, and served for many years on the Boards in Watertown, N.Y., Athens, Pa., and Waverly, N.Y. More recently, Carol became a member of the Athens United Methodist Church in Athens, Pa. Carol will be remembered for love of family and friends, her smile, and her favorite sayings, “It is what it is, but it will become what you make of it” and “Eat dessert first- Life is short.”
Carol is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Laura and Tim Teeter, of Pottstown, Pa., sister, Janet Chamberlain, of Greenwood, S.C., brother, Larry Chamberlain, and his wife Alice, of Lexington, MI, brother, Dennis Chamberlain, and his wife Mary, of Centennial, CO, and several nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and friends.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. at the Athens United Methodist Church, 118 S Main St, Athens PA, with Rev. Helen Learn, pastor, officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Brookside Cemetery, Watertown, NY. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908, or to the Northern New York Community Foundation Scholarship for the Class of 1956, 131 Washington St, Watertown, NY 13601, in memory of Carol (Chamberlain) Allard. Arrangements are under the direction of the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, Sayre, PA. Memories and condolences may be expressed by visiting www.bowenfuneralhomes.com.