Carita Dalene (Hammond) Poe passed away April 2, 2018, with her family at her side. Her death was due to complications of Parkinson’s disease. Carita was born March 30, 1939, in The Dalles, Ore., the daughter of Dale and Carolyn (Davenport) Hammond. She was joined the next year by her brother, Philip.
Graduating from The Dalles High School in 1957, she then attended Northwest Nazarene College in Nampa, Idaho. It was there that she met her future husband, Harold Poe. They were married in The Dalles Church of the Nazarene in 1961.
With a teaching degree, Carita was a Home Economics teacher in: Ontario, Ore.; Overland Park, Olathe, Shawnee Mission, all of Kan.; and Libertyville, Ill. She was once named teacher of the year in Kansas.
She is survived by her husband, Harold, of Chandler, Ariz.; brother and his wife, Phil and Sandra Hammond of Mesa, Ariz. and their son Dale of Spokane, Wash.; son Dale Poe and wife, Holly, and their children Kailey and Christopher of Shakopee, Minn.; son Mike Poe and wife Christy, and their son Tucker of Kansas City, Mo.; and daughter Dorene, husband John Robinson and their children Joseph and Camille of Columbia, S.C.
Carita was a very talented seamstress, and was well-known in her community for her quilting skills. She was a kind and loving wife, mother and sister, and a loyal friend.
Her ashes will be interred in Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
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