Maria Barbara (Nickel) CarpenterJune 29, 1939 ~ January 10, 2017 (age 77)
Maria B. Carpenter, age 77, of Copperas Cove passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Scott's Funeral Home of Copperas Cove.
Maria was born on June 29, 1939 in Schweinfurt, Germany to the late Michael and Anna Volk Nickel. She was adopted by an American family and came to the States in 1957. Soon after she met and married Arthur Carpenter in Columbus, Georgia in 1958. In 1968, upon his retirement from the army, they moved to Copperas Cove where their family owned and operated Cove TV until 1981. Maria also worked for AAFES and Texas Instruments for a number of years.
Maria was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Karl Nickel and a sister, Brigitte Stolz.
Maria is survived by her children, Barbara Carpenter of Killeen, Audrey Harris of Cedar Park, James Carpenter and wife, Tammy of Kempner; siblings, Gertraud Balling, Georg Nickel, Hannelore Foss, Klaus Nickel, Gisela Nickel, Lothar Nickel; sister-in- law, Jan Sims and husband, Jerry; brother-in-law, Bill Carpenter; grandchildren, Veronica Harris of Austin, Stephanie Tuma of Lindale, Summer Terrell of Killeen, Marcia Bayless of North Carolina; three great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.