Marsha Lynn Carpenter, 68, transitioned to her heavenly home on February 2, 2020 after battling lewy body dementia and Parkinson’s for the past few years. Her quiet uncomplaining spirit during this time is a testament to her faith in God and her love for her family.
Marsha was born to Noble and Wanda Hunt in Gothenburg, NE on May 23rd, 1951. She lived in a pastor’s home with her siblings Steve, Robin, Lica and Laurel until 1969. In June of that year she met Bill Carpenter who became her husband a few months later and her friend and helpmeet for the rest of her life. Bill lovingly and faithfully cared for her every need for the last few years which has been a shining Christlike example to all who have witnessed it. Her sister, Laurel, was also a Godsend and she and her husband opened their home and their hearts to help care for Marsha. The family also wishes to express their appreciation to the caregivers from Heart & Home Hospice, especially Stephanie, Chaz, Carrie and Scott.
Marsha was a homemaker, excellent cook, (although she loved eating out) bookkeeper, school secretary and Pastor’s wife, to name a few. She loved being involved in church even before she was a pastor's wife. Printing, folding by hand and mailing The Crusader for the Bible Missionary Southwest District, playing the organ, and organizing children’s Christmas programs and more. She was a friend and confidante to many. Many people have noted her serene composure. No matter how chaotic the public circumstances, she could always add a comforting measure of calm. It was this “class” that attracted Bill from the first time they met.
Marsha was preceded in death by her parents, Noble and Wanda Hunt. She is survived by her husband Bill, their daughter Jennifer and husband Sam True, their son Nathan and wife Devan; two grandchildren, Robbie and Breanna True; 4 siblings, Steve (Jackie), Lica (Gerald), Robin and Laurel (Ted) and many nieces and nephews.
Her family invites you to join them for a visitation on Tuesday, February 11th from 6pm to 8pm at Potter Funeral Chapel 228 E. Main Street Emmett Idaho, and a service on Wednesday February 12th at 2pm at Community Bible Church, 120 E. 3rd Street, Emmett ID.
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