Decker, Carolyn D.

Decker, Carolyn D.

ELLSWORTH-Carolyn D. (Ebert) Derr-Decker, 83, went to be with the Lord and her Savior on Sunday, December 1, 2019, at a Bangor hospital, while surrounded by her loving family.

She was born July 24, 1936, in Slatedale, PA, the daughter of the late Claude D. and Emma A. (Weiss) Ebert.

Carolyn married Robert C. Derr, adopted a son, the late Terry Derr, and then had two children together, Jesse and Melody. After Robert’s unexpected death, she moved with three young children to Maine to raise them closer to her sister, Marilyn. She later married Clinton L. Decker, and resided in Ellsworth. Carolyn worked hard as a waitress and caregiver to others for many years to support her family. She was such a loving, caring, kind and generous woman. Throughout her life she was always devoted to the Lord, her family, and caring for others. Carolyn cherished her family. The great loves and joys of her life were her children, the late Terry, Jesse, and Melody; and grandsons Jared and Christopher.

She is survived by her beloved sister Marilyn Hooper of Blue Hill; son Jesse Derr and wife, Tammy, of Ellsworth; daughter Melody Derr of Ellsworth; two grandsons, Jared Murphy and wife, Elizabeth, of Franklin; Christopher Derr of Ellsworth; and many nieces and nephews.

Carolyn was predeceased by her parents, Claude D. and Emma A. (Weiss) Ebert; husband Robert C. Derr; husband Clinton L. Decker; son Terry Derr; brothers Curtis H. Ebert, Roger C. Ebert; and nephew Wayne Ebert.

Per Carolyn’s request there will be a private graveside service and remembrance to be held in Slatedale, Pennsylvania at a later date.

Though our hearts ache for the tremendous void her passing leaves, we feel blessed to have had the opportunity to love her, and feel forever thankful for all of the love she gave to us. Carolyn will be deeply missed by all.

The family wishes to express deepest thanks to EMMC staff for the exceptional care, love, compassion, and support given to Carolyn and her family during her time there.

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  • Lass King Posted December 10, 2019 11:02 pm

    I adored and loved Carolyn. She was always the fun mom. She was as sweet as they come, and always kind and loving. Always a smile to share, a funny quip, She loved her kids and her pets. She will be missed. I am so very sorry Melody and Jessie, and Jerod and Tammy and Christopher. You guys were surely lucky to have her as a mom and Grandmother. Godspeed sweet lady.

  • Michelle York Posted December 11, 2019 11:37 am

    Melody and Jesse and Marilyn, so sorry for your loss.

  • Nichole M Gibson Posted June 17, 2020 6:14 am

    So sorry for your loss she was a wonderful person and she was special she will never be forgotten

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