Love and memories last forever...
  • 58 years old
  • Born on June 16, 1960 .
  • Passed away on November 14, 2018 .

On November 14th, 2018, Carey DeGeer-Cowles passed away at the age of 58 after battling pancreatic cancer. Carey was born to Gerald and Anne DeGeer, and grew up in Wenonah, New Jersey, where she made lifelong friends and many lasting memories. A 1978 graduate of Gateway Regional High School, her softball team won the State Championship that year. She excelled at theater in her early years and continued to perform at Woodbury Sketch Club as an adult. Following high school, Carey earned a B.A. in English and Communications at the University of Delaware. She worked a number of writing and editing jobs before serving as a managing editor of the publication “Caring for the Ages.” at Elsevier.

Carey was a bright, shining light to everyone she encountered. She had a wonderful sense of humor and always made sure that people felt happy, comfortable, and welcomed in her presence. She loved her two sons, Evan and Jeremy, dearly, as well as her niece Shannon Marcussen. She expects them all to follow the examples she set for compassion, empathy, and kindness. Carey always stood up for what she believed in and encouraged others to do the same.

She will be buried privately at Steelmantown Cemetery, a green burial preserve, where she will rest among the trees. Family, friends, and all who knew and loved her are invited to her memorial services, which will be held on Saturday, November 17th from 6 to 8 pm at Fertig Funeral Home, 63 N Main St, Mullica Hill, NJ

In lieu of flowers, Carey requested that charitable contributions be made to “Doctors Without Borders,” “Furrever Friends pet rescue of Woodbury,” “Animal Friends,” or any other pet-related charity of your choice. 

Posted by J CM on 14th December 2018
As her spirit soars in flight Here is a candle for you to light And with the flicker of this flame Say a prayer in her name
Posted by Barbara Lilly McCall on 20th November 2018
My deepest sympathy to Carey's family. She will be remembered well for the humor she brought to the lives she touched. What a wonderful way to live in our memories. She will be truly missed and I am very sorry for your loss.
Posted by Joseph Sheppard on 19th November 2018
The Carey Family, So sorry for your loss. Her smile, home in Wenonah and presents at the Wenonah parade will forever be in my mind. God Bless
Posted by Jennifer Foster on 19th November 2018
I had the pleasure of working with Carey on "Caring for the Ages" for the last 4 years. I enjoyed working with her as she was always kind and a pleasure to work with. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by John Cowles on 17th November 2018
Carey's light shone bright.
Posted by Janet Beuerle on 17th November 2018
Carey will be missed by many. I really enjoyed her sense of humor and her kind spirit. She was taken from us far too soon.
Posted by Robert Moore on 17th November 2018
To Carey's family. So sorry for your loss. I thoroughly enjoyed coaching her on the 1978 State Championship team at Gateway. She was instrumental in the team's success. She hit the home run that led to a win over undefeated Paulsboro and was a huge part in the victory over Queen of Peace in the finals. But most of all,I remember her as a great person and very humorous. So glad she was inducted into the Gateway Hall of Fame before her passing Sincerely Coach Bob Moore.

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