Carol Lake

Carol Ann Lake (Lach)

Monday, June 26th, 1944 - Friday, June 7th, 2019
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Carol Ann Lach Gartrell Lake, 74, passed away quietly in her sleep on June 7, 2019, at her home in McLean, VA, after a three year battle with cancer.

Born June 26, 1944 in Brimfield, MA, she was the daughter of the late Henry Lach and Margaret Elizabeth Killian Lach.

Carol’s family moved to Mt. Airy in 1957, and she graduated from Mt. Airy High School in 1962, which is when her exciting government career began until she retired to help care for her parents.

Carol enjoyed her family, reading and traveling.

Surviving are husband, Douglas Lake of McLean, VA, son Allen Gartrell of New Windsor, MD, and daughter Debbie Gartrell-Kemp and husband Mike Kemp of New Windsor, MD, brothers Richard Lach of Mt. Airy, MD, Robert Lach and wife Rebecca of Mt. Airy, MD, William Lach and wife Patricia of Frederick, MD, along with many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brother John Lach and wife Carla of Blackfoot, Idaho.

Arrangements are being handled by Burrier-Queen Funeral Home and Crematory, P.A.
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S. Ellis

Posted at 02:04pm
May you have comfort in the memories of your loved one. (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4) The
Bible gives a real hope of being reunited again with your loved one. It promises that
your loved one will soon come back to life in the resurrection to a peaceful paradise
on the earth. (Acts 24:15)


S. Ellis

Chris Houck

Posted at 11:35pm
Doug, Deb, Allen, please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. There are no words I can say that will ease your pain and loss. I hope you know how much she loved and adored each of you. Carol was such a dear friend to me and many others. When I first started to work for her at Ft.Detrick in 1989 I had no idea I had just begun a great friendship that I will always treasure. I will miss her great sense of humor but am grateful she is now pain free and flying high with other angels!


Ann Keisling

Posted at 10:28pm
So sorry about Aunt Carol's passing. She was brave for so long and will be missed terribly.
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Posted at 09:20pm
Dear Lake Family, I am so sorry for your loss. When we lose a love one in death it is never easy. During this difficult time may your family find comfort in Gods word the Bible that soon we will see our love ones again. -John 5:28,29

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