August 15, 1940 — March 7, 2019
ARGYLE — Carolee Adele Webster passed away peacefully at home on the morning of March 7, 2019 in Argyle.
She was born in Queens on Aug. 15, 1940 to Henry and Carol Nubel.
Her middle name came from her father’s sister, the Hollywood film actress Adele Jergens. She graduated at the age of 16 from high school in Queens and attended Packer College, where she earned an associate’s degree in secretarial studies and was elected the president of her class. One of her first jobs was working as a secretary at the prestigious Rockefeller Foundation in Manhattan. In 1971, the Websters settled in Argyle, where she served as a Secretary at Argyle Central School for more than 25 years, until she retired in 1998.
Her great passions were reading, gardening, dining on gourmet food with friends, hiking, ballroom dancing and bargain hunting. Retirement gave her and Robert, her husband of 53 years, more time for adventures in Europe, Cyprus, West Africa, India, Japan, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Australia and Fiji. Carolee’s appreciation for the fine arts led her to serve as a volunteer docent at the Hyde Museum in Glens Falls. She will be remembered as a loyal friend and an active, generous person who cared greatly about the local community.
She is survived by her husband, Robert; and their two children, Craig Webster (currently of Fishers, Indiana) and Valerie Gueye (currently of Accra, Ghana), their spouses and their five children; and brother, Roger and sister-in-law, Lindi Nubel (Long Island).
Friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 9, at the M.B. Kilmer funeral home, 123 Main St., Argyle. For online condolences and to view Carolee’s Book of Memories, please visit our website at www.kilmerfuneralhome.com.
A reception will follow the calling hours from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall at the Argyle Presbyterian Church, Main Street, Argyle.
Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Argyle Free Library, 21 Sheridan St., Argyle, NY 12809; or the J. A. Barkley Hose Co., P.O. Box 263, Argyle, NY 12809 will be appreciated.