Rebecca “Becky” (Baxter) Carpenter, 76, of Powell, Ohio, died at home on Sunday morning, March 12, 2023. She was born on April 14, 1946, to the late Robert Baxter and Jean Rogers, in Norwalk, Ohio. Becky was Norwalk High School’s 1964 Homecoming Queen and a graduate.
After high school, Becky began her career as a flight attendant with Mohawk Airlines. After several airline mergers, many traveled miles and thousands of hours in the air, she retired from US Airways after 38 years of service. In addition to her aviation career, Becky owned and operated a knitting company, called Stitch-A-Name. Her talents knitting and crafting were extraordinary. She later worked for Eagle Creek Golf Course in Norwalk, managing food and beverage services, which she considered more fun than “work.”
Becky married Chuck Carpenter, also a Norwalk native, on May 27, 1989. They enjoyed cruising and socializing with family and friends. They also liked spending their winters in Florida.
Becky is preceded in death by her parents and sister, Bobbi Reeves Seagle. She is survived her husband, Chuck, her baby sister, Beth Schoenegge of Powell, Ohio; nieces, Tracey Reeves Ott (Dennis) of Redford, MI, and Lynn Schoenegge Feldman (Jay) of Powell, Ohio; as well as two great nieces, two great nephews and one great-great nephew.
Becky enjoyed crafting, cards, a good joke (mainly the dirty ones), cooking and baking. She also had a huge heart for animals of all kinds.
In lieu of flowers, please consider remembering Becky’s friends at the Huron County Humane Society, 246 Woodlawn Avenue, Norwalk, OH 44857 https://tinyurl.com/3s5cb6vh or OhioHealth Hospice, 3430 OhioHealth Parkway, Columbus, OH 43202 https://foundation.ohiohealth.com/programs/hospice-giving
A celebration of Becky’s life is planned for Saturday, April 1st, 2023, from 1-3 p.m. at Eagle Creek Golf Course, 2406 New State Rd. N., Norwalk. Walker-Eastman-Heydinger Funeral Home, Norwalk, is honored to assist the family with Becky’s care. Online memories and expressions of sympathy may be expressed by visiting www.walkereastmanheydingerfh.com
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