Carol P. Van Evera, 62, of Canajoharie, N.Y., passed away on October 10, 2012, at her home with her loving family at her side after a brief and courageous battle with cancer. She was born on July 22, 1950, in Queens Village, N.Y., the daughter of Charles Phillip and Edna (Schwamb) Armitstead. She was a 1968 graduate of Cherry Valley Central School and a 1971 graduate of S.U.N.Y. at Oswego. On August 18, 1973, Carol married Bruce Allen Van Evera. She was employed by and retired from Niagara Mohawk (National Grid) after 40 years of service. She was a lifelong member of the Freysbush Lutheran Church and attended the Reformed Church of Canajoharie. She was an avid hiker and enjoyed traveling, visiting 17 different countries. Carol was the owner/operator of Quilt-A-Whirl and enjoyed sewing, quilting, gardening. She followed the craft show and antique fair circuit with Bruce for many years. Carol had served as president of the Canajoharie HUD program. Carol was a very loving and giving person who will be greatly missed by all of her family and friends.