Carolyn Ingham ’49 Chandler

Carolyn Ingham ’49 Chandler a resident of Media for 55 years and a retired mathematics teacher from the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District, died on September 23, 2016 at the age of 88.

Born in Holland, Michigan, Carolyn was a graduate of Hope College in Holland and received her Master’s degree in Education from the University of Michigan. She taught high school math in Cheboygan, MI, taught at the then University of Michigan High School, and was an instructor in the School of Education at the University.

Carolyn met her husband, Ed, in Ann Arbor, and together the Chandlers relocated to the Philadelphia area after getting married in February of 1959. It was there that they raised their family and were active in the community. Carolyn later taught in the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District for 17 years in the high school and the middle school. She retired in 1992. Carolyn had been a member of the Media Presbyterian Church for 45 years where she served as a deacon and an officer of the Women’s Association. She had been a Girl Scout leader, had been an officer of her Riddle Hospital Auxiliary, was an officer of the Colonial Club and helped distribute Meals on Wheels. She was a member of the Sports Club and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Carolyn and her husband enjoyed traveling in their motor home throughout the United States as well as traveling on cruises and tours in Europe and Australia.

They also enjoyed being with their daughters’ families and attending athletic events of their grandchildren. Survivors include her husband, Edgar of 57 years; daughters Ellen (Dan) Brookhart of Lancaster, Joyce Chandler ’84 (Jim ’83) Zandee of Canton, MI and Kathy Chandler ’87 (Jim ’88) DeWitt of West Chester; and six grandchildren, Sarah Brookhart Snead (Ryan), Michael Brookhart, Matthew Zandee (Estee), Rachel Zandee, Bethany DeWitt and Steven DeWitt.


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