Sibby Kapp Carter
Last updated 8/23/2021 at 8:11pm
Sibby Kapp Carter, of Brevard, passed away Aug. 20, 2021.
She was born Dec. 3, 1931 in Olean, N.Y., to Dr. Paul R. Kapp and Flora Salamon Kapp. They had come to Shinglehouse, Pa., from medical schools in Pittsburgh, Pa., to setup their dental practice. The middle child of two brothers who were just three years and three months apart, they were raised in this small northwestern Pennsylvania town, where she graduated from high school in 1949.
She graduated from Alleghany General Hospital School of Nursing in 1952. Her first job was at the Municipal Hospital in Pittsburgh, where Dr. Jonas Salk was perfecting the polio vaccine. Her job was taking care of patients in iron lungs, in the last big polio epidemic in 1952.
She met her husband, a Pennsylvania native, in New Orleans, and they were married in 1954. His job subsequently took them to Harrisburg and Allentown, Pa., the Washington, D.C. area, Naperville, Ill., near Chicago, and then to the Los Angeles area.
In 1979 she earned an associate's degree in Human Services, with honors, from Glendale Community College in Glendale, Calif.
In 1980 she spent three months in Thailand as part of a World Vision Volunteer Medical Team in a Cambodian Refugee camp field hospital.
In the early 1980s, at age 50, she found herself single. Not long after this, she became a Christian at a Billy Graham Crusade at the Anaheim Stadium in California. She had learned that God was there all the time.
For the next 20 years, she lived in a house that she loved, a historic, Tudor style townhouse, in a town that she loved, Pasadena, Calif., doing a job that she loved, home care nursing in Los Angeles County.
A longtime dream of living in a small Eastern college town, in a house with a stream in the backyard, was realized when she read about and moved to Brevard in the late 1990s. Shortly thereafter, her daughter, two grandsons and her son, all moved to Brevard from Arizona.
She was grateful to be a Christian, a member of the adult IV Sunday school class, and a member of a caring congregation at First Baptist Church in Brevard.
In her earlier years, she loved doing stitchery, sewing and crafts, but a diagnosis of Macular Degeneration precluded those endeavors.
She loved to travel, and had been in every state and many destinations around the world.
But mostly she loved her church, God, her home, the color pink, her cat, her friends, and her family, and she was happiest being at home with them. She loved her family.
Her brother, Paul R. Kapp Jr., and his wife, Shirley, precedes her in death.
She is survived by her daughter, Meg Carter of Virginia Beach, Va .; grandson, Christopher Fisher, of Brevard; grandson, Justin Fisher and wife, Shyanah, of Lake Toxaway, and their children, Maliya Willow, Rabon Harley and Ashton Isaiah Fisher; son, Mark Carter, of Brevard and his daughter, Brittany Ann; brother, John R. Kapp (Jack), of Manassas Va .; niece, Terry Guiffre and husband, Tony, of Haymarket, Va. and nephew, Greg Kapp and wife, Suzette, of Manassas.
A celebration of life service will be held at First Baptist Church in Brevard at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021.
In lieu of flowers, she asked that contributions be made in her memory to First Baptist Church, 94 S. Gaston St., Brevard, NC 28712.Online condolences may be left at http://www.moody connollyfuneralhome.com.
Moody-Connolly Funeral Home is caring for the family.