Carol Ann Lewis Maherg, 28, passed away Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, in an automobile accident in the Arcadia/Wauchula area.
She was born Oct. 13, 1985, in Middletown, N.Y.
Carol’s life revolved around her love of animals, particularly her passion for horses. She was presently enrolled in Valencia College in Orlando, Fla., working towards becoming a veterinarian. Recently Carol and her beloved horse, Razz, who her mother has raised from a baby, had won two jumper divisions at a prestigious show in Wellington, Fla., for which she was very proud. Carol was a very loving and caring person who always brightened the lives of those around her and was loved by many.
Carol is survived by her adoring mother, Patricia Lewis of Punta Gorda, Fla.; father, Robert Lewis of Pine Bush, N.Y.; brother, Robert Lewis II of Punta Gorda; grandmother, Jean Benjamin of Punta Gorda; fiancé, Frank Emmi of Orlando; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends; her beloved horse, Razz; and her dog, Roxy, who was her constant, loving companion.
A celebration of Carol’s life will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, from the Kays-Ponger Uselton Funeral Home 635 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, FL 33950. Family and friends will gather from 4 p.m. until the time of the service. After the service, family will have a time of fellowship and refreshments in the celebration room. To light a candle in Carol’s name, please visit www.kays-ponger.com. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Carol may be made to RAIN at www.rescueanimalsinneed.org or to the Horse Rescue of South Florida, Rehab & Retirement for offtrack thoroughbreds at www.horserescueflorida.com
Arrangements are by Kays-Ponger Uselton Funeral Home and Cremation Services Punta Gorda Chapel.