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Carole Nethaway

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Carole Nethaway, 64, died at her home in Reston on Feb. 20 following a long illness.

A graduate of Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, VA, she retired from the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston in 2003.

A member of the Truro Church, Anglican, in Fairfax, she was an active participant in the church's Bible groups and was loved by the many people she helped through her strong faith.

She is survived by her husband, Charles D. Nethaway, Jr.; her mother, Edith Myers; a sister, Jeanne Royer; a daughter by a previous marriage, Erin Flanner; step-children, Stephanie, Erik, and Stefan Nethaway, and Alpha Morris; four grandchildren, Micah and Josiah Flanner, Elizabeth Nethaway and Chase Morris; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service and reception will be held at 11 a.m. March 3 at Truro Church, 10520 Main Street, Fairfax, VA. Her cremated remains will be placed in the Arlington National Cemetery's Columbarium during an inurnment ceremony at a later date.

Flowers may be sent to the church or contributions made to Mary of Nazareth School, 14131 Seneca Road
Darnestown, MD 20874; or Capital Hospice, Attention: Philanthropy Office, 2900 Telestar Court, Falls Church, VA 22042.


Truro Church
10520 Main Street
Fairfax, VA

March 3, 2011
11:00 AM

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  1. Carole, was my first cousin,and she and I were brought up together. My memories of her when she was little, that beautiful red hair, her determination, her absolute lack of fear. I was 12 years older than she was, and many of my front porch dates included not only my current "boyfriend" but 3 or 4 year old Carole. She was funny, uninhibited, and just plain Carole. I never knew what she might say or do. There are so many poignant memories of her that I will always cherish. I know that she is walking those streets of gold now, praising the Lord, and even though my tears are falling, I know that she and I will laugh together in Heaven.

  2. Charles, Erin, Alpha and Family, Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy. ~Author Unknown May the sorrow you feel in your heart lighten by the love that surrounds you. Always in my thoughts and prayers! The Centorani’s

  3. I worked with Carole at USGS for years. She was such a pleasant person to work with. So sorry for your lose!

  4. My deepest sympathy to Charles and family. Carole was a wonderful human being. I am so glad I could call her my friend. After she retired we still stayed in touch. I am so glad I got to see her in the end. God has taken a special angel. I will never forget Carole. I will always treasure the friendship we had. She’ll be forever in my heart.

  5. Words cannot express the pain felt by this loss of such an amazing woman. I had yet to meet her but thru the moments we shared on the internet I felt so close to her, like I have known her forever. She helped me find a renewed belief in our lord and for that I will be eternally grateful. I am sorry for your loss Charles. Carole, may you rest in peace..God Bless you both.

  6. Carole was like the older sister I never had when I was in my teenage years. Her outbursts of joy and laughter ring in my heart to this day. She validated my worth, took my cares as her own, told me truth when I did not want to hear it, and always loved me as a sister loves one. I am so blessed to have had this angel in my life, cannot wait to see her again in eternity, and I am so happy to have gotten to know Charles over the internet. I look forward to meeting Charles face to face. Charles and Erin, you are surrounded by Carole in those of us whose lives she touched. We love you as she loved us.

  7. Carole will always be remembered for her strong faith in God and her tenacity to carry on. She will be greatly missed. Comfort and prayers for Charles and family.

  8. Carole’s gentle, caring spirit in union with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, has blessed and helped me and so many others. It is a mixture of joy and sorrow to have her go from us to be with our Lord. Our deepest sympathy goes out to Charles who loved her so deeply. Ken and Martha Kuskey

  9. Charles and family, May you find comfort in your faith at this time. I expect that your memories of Carol’s life will help to provide support as you move forward. May God give you the strength you need.

  10. Charles, I am deeply saddened by Carole’s passing. Carole was an amazing person, always kind and considerate to all of us. She will live forever inside our hearts. My sincere thoughts are with you.

  11. Charles, I am very sorry for your loss. You certainly have been a wonderful support to Carole during her long illness. She touched the life of many. Here are the comments of my daughter; "Mom, I am so sorry to hear the news about Carole. She was always so nice when I used to call you at work." I am glad she is no longer suffering. My condolences to you and all of Carole’s family.

  12. My condolences go to Carol’s family who I have come to know over the past several months via facebook. I am so sorry for your loss, I can tell how much she was loved.

  13. We are very grateful God arranged we would cross paths with Carole and walk with her for awhile. Our prayers for Carole and Charles’ family on their loss. She loved to uphold her family and many friends through her prayers.

  14. We will remember Carole with always a smile in her face and for her incredible faith in the Lord. She will be missed.

  15. Carole was a dear, dear friend. She was one who encouraged a person when they were going through personal rough times — a Godly presense at USGS. Truly Carole was one of the Lord’s Elect! May Carole Nethaway (in the arms of our Almighty) rest always in peace.

  16. Charles, you and your family are in our prayers. Carole is in a much better place now, free of suffering. Although I never met her, I can tell she was a very wonderful lady. I know you have many wonderful memories of your times together. May God be with you in your time of loss.

  17. Dear Charles and family, May our Lord comfort you in this very difficult time. It is He that has a plan for us all.

  18. Dear Charles, Erin and family, When I think of Carole, I think "delightful". Full of light, joy, faith and love. A treasure! A blessing to our family throughout the years. May our Lord comfort your hearts during this time of grief with beautiful memories and the assurance that we shall all meet again on the Streets of Gold, where sorrow and crying shall be no more. With our love, Bing & Jackie Fuller

  19. Charles and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Carole was a wonderful person and I will remember her dearly.


  21. Charles and family, My heartfelt condolences are with you and your family. Please remember at this time in your life that your friends are there with you through your tough time.

  22. Charles & Family ~ May your love for Carole along with your memories and strong ties keep you during this difficult time. Carole was always helpful and always went the extra mile to help get things done. She had a beautiful, quiet strength that will be remembered.

  23. Carole was such a sweet spirit. She was loved by many and will be missed. I know that she is in a better place. My sincere sympathy to the family and friends as you walk through this difficult journey.

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